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Rudest Citizens: 1,659th Fattest Citizens: 3,088th Highest Wealthy Incomes: 3,104th
The Community of
Capitalist Paradise
Everything that has a beginning, has an end.
Influence
Sprat
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Matrixulated Reloaded

Population1.392 billion

CapitalThe Source
LeaderThe Architect

CurrencyByte
AnimalDemure Alekseandrea

The Community of Matrixulated Reloaded is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by The Architect with an even hand, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, keen interest in outer space, and feral children. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 1.392 billion Code Angels are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The relatively small, corrupt, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Source. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 15.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Codestream economy, worth 225 trillion Bytes a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Soda Sales. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 161,877 Bytes, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 671,256 per year while the poor average 25,592, a ratio of 26.2 to 1.

Artificial intelligences seeking exciting work are overcome with ennui, the government is spending millions on 'trust campaigns' in an effort to win back the public's support, personal injury lawyers are demanding compensation from the government after recent reductions in manufacturer liability, and skateparks can be found in every city. Crime is totally unknown. Matrixulated Reloaded's national animal is the Demure Alekseandrea, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Matrixulated Reloaded is ranked 5,868th in the world and 18th in Spiritus for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 487.65 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

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Rudest Citizens: 1,659thTop
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Fattest Citizens: 3,088thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,104thLargest Retail Industry: 3,526thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,679thHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,800thMost Avoided: 4,386thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4,689thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,003rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,835thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,868thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7,334thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,542ndTop
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Most Secular: 8,736thHighest Drug Use: 9,645thHighest Average Incomes: 10,329thMost Efficient Economies: 10,892ndGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 11,909thMost Armed: 11,933rdMost Corrupt Governments: 12,485thMost Cultured: 13,987thMost Subsidized Industry: 15,058thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15,076thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 15,615thSmartest Citizens: 16,226th
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Largest Retail Industry: 5th in the regionRudest Citizens: 6th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8th in the regionMost Avoided: 8th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 8th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 9th in the regionFattest Citizens: 10th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 11th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 13th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 14th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 16th in the regionMost Secular: 17th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 18th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 20th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 22nd in the regionMost Armed: 22nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 23rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 24th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 24th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 26th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 27th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Matrixulated Reloaded was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Rudest Citizens and the Top 5% for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Matrixulated Reloaded, skateparks can be found in every city.
  • : Following new legislation in Matrixulated Reloaded, personal injury lawyers are demanding compensation from the government after recent reductions in manufacturer liability.
  • : Following new legislation in Matrixulated Reloaded, the government is spending millions on 'trust campaigns' in an effort to win back the public's support.
  • : Following new legislation in Matrixulated Reloaded, artificial intelligences seeking exciting work are overcome with ennui.
  • : Following new legislation in Matrixulated Reloaded, citizens are encouraged to show displeasure with politicians by poking them with sharp metal sticks.
  • : Following new legislation in Matrixulated Reloaded, people say chess victor The Architect can kill you with mind-bullets.
  • : Following new legislation in Matrixulated Reloaded, drunk drivers are sent to rehabilitation paid for by the government.
  • : Following new legislation in Matrixulated Reloaded, the new cheese tax is colloquially known as "wheel welfare".
  • : Following new legislation in Matrixulated Reloaded, most academic research has ground to a halt.

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