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Matrixulated

Population12.152 billion

CapitalMegaCity
LeaderJue Doe
FaithConsensual Hallucination of the Matrix

CurrencyMegabyte
AnimalCode Raptor

The Simulnation of Matrixulated is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Jue Doe with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, anti-smoking policies, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 12.152 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, with Environment, Healthcare, and Public Transport 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 87.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Matrixulated economy, worth a remarkable 3,234 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 266,173 Megabytes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Octogenarian swimsuit models insist that they've still got it, cyber-crime and tin-foil hat sales are both increasing at record rates, foreign spirits are hard to find due to an abundance of "Cletus and Jim Bob's Homemade Matrixulated Moonshine", and it turns out that money can buy you happiness. 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 2,239th in the world and 6th in Spiritus for Highest Drug Use, scoring 117.2 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 147thLargest Publishing Industry: 170thMost Influential: 369thMost Cultured: 393rdMost Inclusive: 557thSmartest Citizens: 599thMost Developed: 679thNicest Citizens: 796thMost Compassionate Citizens: 804thMost Scientifically Advanced: 828thLongest Average Lifespans: 857thSafest: 920thMost Beautiful Environments: 984thMost Rebellious Youth: 985thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 992ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,073rdMost Secular: 1,084thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,303rdHealthiest Citizens: 1,579thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,601stTop
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Most Pacifist: 1,839thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,881stLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,963rdHighest Average Incomes: 2,197thHighest Drug Use: 2,239thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,266thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,313thHighest Economic Output: 2,631stRudest Citizens: 2,704thMost Efficient Economies: 2,707thLargest Governments: 3,115thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,135thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,201stBest Weather: 4,408thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,439thLargest Retail Industry: 5,849thMost Stationary: 6,320thNudest: 6,768thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 7,062ndMost Politically Free: 8,187thTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,481stHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,871stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,412thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,835thLargest Populations: 13,022nd
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionSafest: 2nd in the regionTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 4th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 4th in the regionNicest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 4th in the regionRudest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Developed: 4th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 5th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 6th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 6th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 6th in the regionMost Secular: 6th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 6th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 7th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 7th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 8th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 9th in the regionLargest Governments: 9th in the regionMost Pacifist: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 12th in the regionNudest: 13th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14th in the regionTop
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Most Politically Free: 16th in the regionBest Weather: 17th in the regionMost Stationary: 20th in the regionLargest Populations: 20th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 23rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 25th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Matrixulated lodged a message on the Spiritus Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Matrixulated, it turns out that money can buy you happiness.
  • : Following new legislation in Matrixulated, foreign spirits are hard to find due to an abundance of "Cletus and Jim Bob's Homemade Matrixulated Moonshine".
  • : Matrixulated was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Politically Free.
  • : Following new legislation in Matrixulated, cyber-crime and tin-foil hat sales are both increasing at record rates.
  • : Following new legislation in Matrixulated, octogenarian swimsuit models insist that they've still got it.
  • : Following new legislation in Matrixulated, community-designed sword prostheses are becoming dangerously common.
  • : Following new legislation in Matrixulated, there is something rotten in the state of Matrixulated.
  • : Following new legislation in Matrixulated, the art of conversation has been rediscovered.
  • : Following new legislation in Matrixulated, political scientists despair as the national mascot election eclipses all others in voter enthusiasm.

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