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Largest Agricultural Sector: 59th Most Stationary: 1,123rd Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,664th
The People's Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
He said with a grin, as he wiped off his chin....
Regional Influence
Powerbroker
Vice-Delegate
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Very Good

Overview People Government Economy Rank Trend

The People's Republic of Matison is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Gene Masseth with an even hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, unlimited-speed roads, and avant-garde cinema. The hard-nosed population of 20.06 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 primarily concerned with Education, although Defense is also considered important, while Spirituality and Administration receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Matison City. The average income tax rate is 1.8%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Matisonian economy, worth a remarkable 2,865 trillion farks a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Beef-Based Agriculture, Book Publishing, and Information Technology. Average income is an impressive 142,866 farks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Fake designer clothes are shredded and burnt while many in the world don't have a shirt on their back, in a baffling press conference Gene Masseth proudly dismantled a broken door, the nation's taxpayers pay for foreign government's extravagances, and the government has begun selling heroin and ecstasy to help fund its projects. Crime is pervasive, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Matison's national animal is the LOLcat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Matison is ranked 84,195th in the world and 5th in 42 Douglas Adams for Highest Drug Use, scoring 65.2 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

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Largest Agricultural Sector: 59thMost Stationary: 1,123rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,664thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 2,519thMost Influential: 2,724thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,728thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,809thLargest Populations: 3,668thHighest Crime Rates: 3,870thMost Cultured: 3,981stHighest Poor Incomes: 4,997thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,589thMost Armed: 5,715thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6,506thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,194thSmartest Citizens: 7,571stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,654thMost Secular: 8,955thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 12,949thMost Developed: 15,316thLargest Gambling Industry: 15,849thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,887thLargest Black Market: 16,558th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Matison, the government has begun selling heroin and ecstasy to help fund its projects.
  • : Following new legislation in Matison, the nation's taxpayers pay for foreign government's extravagances.
  • : Following new legislation in Matison, in a baffling press conference Gene Masseth proudly dismantled a broken door.
  • : Following new legislation in Matison, fake designer clothes are shredded and burnt while many in the world don't have a shirt on their back.
  • : Matison was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Secular.
  • : Matison lodged a message on the 42 Douglas Adams Regional Message Board.
  • : Matison's influence in 42 Douglas Adams fell from "Power" to "Powerbroker".
  • : Following new legislation in Matison, anti-vaxxers claim that injected children are prone to psychotic breaks when they see the 'Queen of Diamonds' playing card.
  • : Following new legislation in Matison, the Finance Ministry posts hourly updates on where taxpayer money is spent.
  • : Following new legislation in Matison, excessive wheelchair ramps on government buildings have been compared to theme park attractions.

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