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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 27thLargest Gambling Industry: 34thMost Armed: 35th
The Megalopolis Corporatocracy of
Compulsory Consumerist State
To Take and Master
Influence
Minnow
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Matofali

Population11.54 billion

CapitalTar Rock Arcology 01
LeaderPresident Jacob Sweetwater
FaithCorporatism

CurrencyMato Point
AnimalRope Hawk

The Megalopolis Corporatocracy of Matofali is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by President Jacob Sweetwater with an iron fist, and remarkable for its ritual sacrifices, rampant corporate plagiarism, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 11.54 billion Matofalians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Spirituality. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tar Rock Arcology 01. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Matofalian economy, worth a remarkable 5,190 trillion Mato Points a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Arms Manufacturing, and Soda Sales. Average income is an amazing 449,780 Mato Points, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 4,209,706 per year while the poor average 4,086, a ratio of 1,030 to 1.

Tar Rock Arcology 01 has restaurants serving every meat from aardvark to zebra, children often explain to their parents that the Mega Ultimate Sword Fist was worth the thousand-Mato Point charge on their phone bill, President Jacob Sweetwater can't hear a thing when the unwashed masses throw rocks at the new state limousine, and GDP growth is the preferred altar of national worship. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Matofali's national animal is the Rope Hawk, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Corporatism.

Matofali is ranked 270,507th in the world and 13,837th in The North Pacific for Smartest Citizens, with 0.23 quips per hour.

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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 27thLargest Gambling Industry: 34thMost Armed: 35thHighest Crime Rates: 40thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 42ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 45thMost Avoided: 60thFattest Citizens: 60thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 72ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 72ndLargest Retail Industry: 114thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 121stRudest Citizens: 154thHighest Disposable Incomes: 171stMost Corrupt Governments: 226thMost Ignorant Citizens: 227thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 235thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 306thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 387thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 427thMost Rebellious Youth: 439thLargest Insurance Industry: 443rdHighest Average Incomes: 598thMost Efficient Economies: 743rdLargest Mining Sector: 768thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,062ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,148thMost Devout: 1,229thMost Pro-Market: 1,371stLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,498thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,878thHighest Economic Output: 2,355thTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 4,492ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 11,533rdMost Subsidized Industry: 12,072ndTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 13,829thLargest Black Market: 16,186thMost Influential: 17,150thLargest Governments: 21,219thLargest Information Technology Sector: 24,722ndLargest Publishing Industry: 26,343rd
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 4th in the regionFattest Citizens: 4th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 5th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 7th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 9th in the regionRudest Citizens: 10th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 10th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 10th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 11th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 11th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 15th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 17th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 17th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 23rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 38th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 48th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 51st in the regionMost Devout: 59th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 62nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 71st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 72nd in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 340th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 345th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 484th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 485th in the regionLargest Populations: 501st in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 726th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 764th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 885th in the regionLargest Governments: 985th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,140th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1,256th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Matofali was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Drug Use.
  • : Matofali was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • : Matofali was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • : Matofali was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : Matofali was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Matofali was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Matofali, GDP growth is the preferred altar of national worship.
  • : Following new legislation in Matofali, President Jacob Sweetwater can't hear a thing when the unwashed masses throw rocks at the new state limousine.
  • : Following new legislation in Matofali, children often explain to their parents that the Mega Ultimate Sword Fist was worth the thousand-Mato Point charge on their phone bill.
  • : Following new legislation in Matofali, Tar Rock Arcology 01 has restaurants serving every meat from aardvark to zebra.

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