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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 158th Least Corrupt Governments: 187th Largest Publishing Industry: 212th
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Matrixulated

Population10.706 billion

CapitalMegaCity
LeaderJue Doe
Faithinherently personal and private

CurrencyMegabyte
AnimalCode Raptor

The Simulnation of Matrixulated is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Jue Doe with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, sprawling nuclear power plants, and state-planned economy. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 10.706 billion Matrixulatians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small, liberal government prioritizes Education, with Environment, Public Transport, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Law & Order aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of MegaCity. The average income tax rate is 67.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Matrixulated economy, worth a remarkable 2,528 trillion Megabytes a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Cheese Exports. Average income is an amazing 236,143 Megabytes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.3 times as much as the poorest.

Flu research is commonly shut down for fear of creating a superbug, travelers often bring empty plastic bottles on Air Matrixulated flights to avoid the pay lavatories, drug deals return to the streets as legions of undercover officers stalk the dark web, and UFO sightings are listed daily in the morning news. 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 inherently personal and private.

Matrixulated is ranked 176,682nd in the world and 266th in Spiritus for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry, scoring -18 on the Tasmanian Pulp Environmental Export Index.

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 158thLeast Corrupt Governments: 187thLargest Publishing Industry: 212thMost Influential: 372ndMost Cultured: 419thMost Inclusive: 577thMost Developed: 782ndSmartest Citizens: 902ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 962ndNicest Citizens: 965thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,065thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,077thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,122ndMost Beautiful Environments: 1,154thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,242ndMost Rebellious Youth: 1,245thSafest: 1,294thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,413thMost Secular: 1,484thHealthiest Citizens: 1,498thTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,404thMost Pacifist: 2,858thMost Efficient Economies: 2,952ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,974thHighest Average Incomes: 3,034thHighest Economic Output: 3,531stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,545thBest Weather: 3,729thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,957thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,205thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,489thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,316thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 5,721stLargest Governments: 6,035thMost Stationary: 7,157thNudest: 7,201stTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 9,810thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,451stRudest Citizens: 12,523rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,838thHighest Drug Use: 13,848thHighest Disposable Incomes: 14,206thLargest Populations: 14,277th
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionSafest: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 3rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 5th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 5th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 6th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 6th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6th in the regionMost Secular: 6th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 6th in the regionMost Developed: 6th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 7th in the regionNicest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 7th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 8th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 9th in the regionNudest: 11th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 12th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 15th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 15th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 17th in the regionBest Weather: 17th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17th in the regionMost Pacifist: 17th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 18th in the regionRudest Citizens: 19th in the regionLargest Populations: 20th in the regionMost Stationary: 21st in the regionLargest Governments: 22nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 24th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 26th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 26th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Matrixulated, UFO sightings are listed daily in the morning news.
  • : Following new legislation in Matrixulated, drug deals return to the streets as legions of undercover officers stalk the dark web.
  • : Following new legislation in Matrixulated, travelers often bring empty plastic bottles on Air Matrixulated flights to avoid the pay lavatories.
  • : Following new legislation in Matrixulated, flu research is commonly shut down for fear of creating a superbug.
  • : Following new legislation in Matrixulated, crowded passenger trains are near-silent save for the soft tap of fingers on touchscreens.
  • : Matrixulated lodged a message on the Spiritus Regional Message Board.
  • : Matrixulated was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Efficient Economies.
  • : Following new legislation in Matrixulated, tourists outnumber citizens two to one.
  • : Following new legislation in Matrixulated, Matrixulated's children are widely acknowledged as the most foul-mouthed in the region.
  • : Following new legislation in Matrixulated, traffic jams are a common sight due to construction work from a massive overhaul of the nation's freeways.

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