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Largest Agricultural Sector: 79th Most Stationary: 1,019th Least Corrupt Governments: 2,342nd
The People's Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
He said with a grin, as he wiped off his chin....
Influence
Power
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Matison

Population21.655 billion

CapitalMatison City
LeaderGene Masseth

Currencyfark
AnimalLOLcat

The People's Republic of Matison is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Gene Masseth with an even hand, and renowned for its compulsory military service, smutty television, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 21.655 billion Matisonians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The minute government, or what there is of one, is dominated by the Department of Education, although Defense and Industry are also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Matison City. The average income tax rate is 1.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Matisonian economy, worth a remarkable 3,098 trillion farks a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Beef-Based Agriculture, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 143,081 farks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.9 times as much as the poorest.

Passionate nomination battles are often as intense as general elections, disadvantaged youths often commit felonies to enhance their educational prospects, an aboriginal talking stick is used for leaders' debates at election time, and the nation grinds to a halt for afternoon tea. Crime is pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Matison's national animal is the LOLcat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Matison is ranked 156,458th in the world and 12th in 42 Douglas Adams for Most Compassionate Citizens, scoring 14.63 on the Kitten Softness Rating.

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Largest Agricultural Sector: 79thMost Stationary: 1,019thTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 2,342ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,495thHighest Economic Output: 2,504thMost Influential: 3,039thHighest Crime Rates: 3,212thLargest Populations: 3,291stMost Cultured: 3,816thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4,565thMost Armed: 4,855thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,186thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,402ndSmartest Citizens: 7,768thTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 9,307thMost Secular: 9,863rdMost Developed: 10,486thLargest Retail Industry: 12,645thHighest Average Incomes: 13,441stLargest Gambling Industry: 13,525thNudest: 14,196thLargest Black Market: 16,028thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 16,652nd
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Highest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : The Republic of Jasta2 dismissed Matison as Haggunenon Underfleet Commander of 42 Douglas Adams.
  • : Matison's influence in 42 Douglas Adams rose from "Powerbroker" to "Power".
  • : Following new legislation in Matison, the nation grinds to a halt for afternoon tea.
  • : Following new legislation in Matison, an aboriginal talking stick is used for leaders' debates at election time.
  • : Following new legislation in Matison, disadvantaged youths often commit felonies to enhance their educational prospects.
  • : Matison's influence in 42 Douglas Adams fell from "Power" to "Powerbroker".
  • : Matison's influence in 42 Douglas Adams rose from "Powerbroker" to "Power".
  • : Matison was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Efficient Economies.
  • : Following new legislation in Matison, passionate nomination battles are often as intense as general elections.
  • : Following new legislation in Matison, telling someone to 'break a leg' is considered a criminal inducement to self harm.

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