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Least Corrupt Governments: 153rd Largest Publishing Industry: 157th Most Influential: 377th
The Simulnation of
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We are everywhere, and we are nowhere
Civil Rights
World Benchmark
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Population12.899 billion

FaithConsensual Hallucination of the Matrix

AnimalCode Raptor

The Simulnation of Matrixulated is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Morpheus with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, anti-smoking policies, and smutty television. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 12.899 billion Simulacra hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, liberal, outspoken government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Industry, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality and Law & Order receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of MegaCity. The average income tax rate is 91.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Matrixulated economy, worth a remarkable 3,595 trillion Megabytes a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Retail. Average income is an amazing 278,742 Megabytes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Voting for pro-Bigtopian candidates is voluntary, Jack Russells have proven to be terrible spies, political scientists despair as the national mascot election eclipses all others in voter enthusiasm, and high school band practice is often crashed by technicolor-clad ravers. Crime is totally unknown. Matrixulated's national animal is the Code Raptor, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Consensual Hallucination of the Matrix.

Matrixulated is ranked 683rd in the world and 2nd in Spiritus for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 956.54 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Least Corrupt Governments: 153rdLargest Publishing Industry: 157thMost Influential: 377thMost Cultured: 407thSmartest Citizens: 497thMost Inclusive: 543rdMost Developed: 681stMost Scientifically Advanced: 683rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 748thMost Compassionate Citizens: 776thNicest Citizens: 787thMost Secular: 818thLongest Average Lifespans: 829thSafest: 865thMost Rebellious Youth: 952ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,001stMost Beautiful Environments: 1,037thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,319thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,354thHealthiest Citizens: 1,501stLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,521stMost Pacifist: 1,658thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,672ndTop
Rudest Citizens: 1,737thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,830thHighest Average Incomes: 1,968thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,261stHighest Economic Output: 2,346thLargest Governments: 2,528thMost Efficient Economies: 2,673rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,913thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,015thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,452ndLargest Retail Industry: 4,966thBest Weather: 5,532ndMost Stationary: 5,902ndMost Politically Free: 6,562ndHighest Drug Use: 6,725thNudest: 6,951stHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,312thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,454thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,229thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 8,481stTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 10,551stLargest Populations: 12,519thLowest Crime Rates: 13,046thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13,428th
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionSafest: 2nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionTop
Smartest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 4th in the regionNicest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Cultured: 4th in the regionMost Developed: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 4th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 4th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 5th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 5th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 6th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 6th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 6th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 6th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 6th in the regionRudest Citizens: 7th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 7th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 10th in the regionLargest Governments: 10th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 11th in the regionMost Politically Free: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 12th in the regionMost Pacifist: 12th in the regionTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 14th in the regionNudest: 16th in the regionLargest Populations: 17th in the regionMost Stationary: 18th in the regionBest Weather: 19th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 19th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 23rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 24th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 24th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Matrixulated lodged a message on the Spiritus Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Matrixulated, high school band practice is often crashed by technicolor-clad ravers.
  • : Matrixulated voted for the World Assembly Resolution "On Tobacco and Electronic Cigarettes".
  • : Matrixulated was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Extensive Civil Rights.
  • : Following new legislation in Matrixulated, political scientists despair as the national mascot election eclipses all others in voter enthusiasm.
  • : Following new legislation in Matrixulated, Jack Russells have proven to be terrible spies.
  • : Following new legislation in Matrixulated, voting for pro-Bigtopian candidates is voluntary.
  • : Following new legislation in Matrixulated, economic output is rising as the chronically depressed are persuaded not to burden society.
  • : Matrixulated lodged a message on the Spiritus Regional Message Board.
  • : Matrixulated was endorsed by The Republic of Colonalia.


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