|Leader||Matthew the Great|
|Faith||Cult of Matthew|
The Republic of Scationtanland is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Matthew the Great with an iron fist, and notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, prohibition of alcohol, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 1.253 billion Scationtanlandians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."
The large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Clarkesville. The average income tax rate is 70.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The all-consuming Scationtanlandian economy, worth 154 trillion pesos a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Retail, Tourism, and Information Technology. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 123,447 pesos, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.
No-one bats an eye when 'really good platonic friends' of the same sex hold hands in Scationtanland, the military has forsaken terrestrial warfare, the state believes that children are what you make of them, and hazmat suits are a common Scationtanlandian garb. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. Scationtanland's national animal is the turtle, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Cult of Matthew.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Scationtanland was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Manufacturing Sector.
- : Following new legislation in Scationtanland, hazmat suits are a common Scationtanlandian garb.
- : Following new legislation in Scationtanland, the state believes that children are what you make of them.
- : Following new legislation in Scationtanland, the military has forsaken terrestrial warfare.
- : Following new legislation in Scationtanland, no-one bats an eye when 'really good platonic friends' of the same sex hold hands in Scationtanland.
- : Following new legislation in Scationtanland, nations across the world are quick to praise Matthew the Great's good looks and intellectual prowess.
- : Following new legislation in Scationtanland, citizens are more concerned about voting for Big Brother contestants than politicians.
- : Following new legislation in Scationtanland, a long-distance hike gets students geared up for a long day at school.
- : Following new legislation in Scationtanland, little children cry as their rainbow drawings are seized by the Straight-Thought Police.
- : Scationtanland was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
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