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Rudest Citizens: 827th Fattest Citizens: 1,988th Largest Soda Pop Sector: 2,081st
The Community of
Corporate Bordello
Everything that has a beginning, has an end.
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Matrixulated Reloaded

Population1.931 billion

CapitalThe Source
LeaderThe Architect

CurrencyByte
AnimalDemure Alekseandrea

The Community of Matrixulated Reloaded is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by The Architect with a fair hand, and renowned for its deadly medical pandemics, national health service, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 1.931 billion Code Angels are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The relatively small, corrupt 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 30.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Codestream economy, worth 368 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 frequent. Average income is an impressive 190,595 Bytes, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 744,212 per year while the poor average 33,293, a ratio of 22.4 to 1.

Food voucher forgeries are causing headaches for the police, there's a hole in the heart of every Codestream city, bruised children are made to thank their bullies for the valuable life lessons, and commercial jingles have been ham-handedly forced into world renowned symphonies. 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 158,602nd in the world and 246th in Spiritus for Least Corrupt Governments, with 75.93 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Rudest Citizens: 827thTop
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Fattest Citizens: 1,988thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,081stLargest Retail Industry: 2,366thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,519thMost Avoided: 3,063rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,531stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,641stHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,967thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,434thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,966thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,792ndHighest Average Incomes: 6,663rdMost Secular: 7,191stTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9,021stMost Rebellious Youth: 9,413thHighest Drug Use: 10,031stSmartest Citizens: 10,661stMost Efficient Economies: 10,813thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,506thMost Cultured: 11,871stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 12,004thLargest Black Market: 12,008thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,326thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 13,471stMost Corrupt Governments: 13,695thLargest Mining Sector: 14,227thMost Armed: 15,843rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 17,213th
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Rudest Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 5th in the regionFattest Citizens: 8th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9th in the regionMost Avoided: 10th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 11th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 12th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 14th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 14th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 14th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 17th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 18th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 18th in the regionMost Secular: 18th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 19th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 20th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 23rd in the regionMost Armed: 24th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 24th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 26th in the regionLargest Black Market: 27th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 27th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Matrixulated Reloaded, commercial jingles have been ham-handedly forced into world renowned symphonies.
  • : Following new legislation in Matrixulated Reloaded, bruised children are made to thank their bullies for the valuable life lessons.
  • : Following new legislation in Matrixulated Reloaded, there's a hole in the heart of every Codestream city.
  • : Following new legislation in Matrixulated Reloaded, food voucher forgeries are causing headaches for the police.
  • : Following new legislation in Matrixulated Reloaded, the new universal healthcare system has been dubbed The Architect-care by its detractors.
  • : Following new legislation in Matrixulated Reloaded, libraries are bulldozed to make way for internet cafés.
  • : Following new legislation in Matrixulated Reloaded, primetime re-runs of The Black and White Minstrel Show are a critical hit.
  • : Following new legislation in Matrixulated Reloaded, one-man canoes fitted with the latest tracking technology leave no room for one man.
  • : Following new legislation in Matrixulated Reloaded, frat-house partying has become the national pastime.
  • : Following new legislation in Matrixulated Reloaded, inter-species marriages are ignored by the government.

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