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Best Weather: 775thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,537thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,629th
The Friendly Nation of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
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Population6.145 billion

Capitalnorth south upper downford

Animaltiny horse

The Friendly Nation of Matroyska is a colossal, genial nation, notable for its anti-smoking policies, punitive income tax rates, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 6.145 billion matroyskans love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Environment, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of north south upper downford. The average income tax rate is 91.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient matroyskan economy, worth 660 trillion balls a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 107,523 balls, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government is spending billions of taxpayer balls to support "struggling" industries, a proud mining community is considering a rebellion after the Capital officially renamed them 'District XII', politicians always seem to take two steps forward then three steps back, and inter-species marriages are ignored by the government. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Matroyska's national animal is the tiny horse, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Matroyska is ranked 8,925th in the world and 6th in Lorania for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring 3,466.06 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

Best Weather: 775thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,537thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,629thMost Pacifist: 1,931stHealthiest Citizens: 1,976thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,063rdSafest: 2,150thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,193rdLongest Average Lifespans: 2,266thTop
Nicest Citizens: 2,610thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,635thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,718thMost Secular: 3,033rdMost Inclusive: 3,172ndMost Advanced Public Education: 6,240thLowest Crime Rates: 6,578thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,935thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,925thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,760thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,785thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,094thLargest Welfare Programs: 10,216thSmartest Citizens: 10,322ndLargest Governments: 10,700thMost Developed: 11,543rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,995thTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 14,374thMost Influential: 17,259th
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionSafest: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 2nd in the regionTop
Nudest: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 3rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4th in the regionMost Secular: 4th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 4th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 8 » Waldoven, Sail Nation, Seven Seas, Variz, Valinaria, Ventalia, Longbania, and Macari.

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