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Most Devout: 2,353rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,493rdMost Ignorant Citizens: 2,531st
The Republic of
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Mission Accomplished
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Civil Rights
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Economy
All-Consuming
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Scationtanland

Population1.253 billion

CapitalClarkesville
LeaderMatthew the Great
FaithCult of Matthew

Currencypeso
Animalturtle

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.

Scationtanland is ranked 159,921st in the world and 4,435th in the West Pacific for Highest Crime Rates, with 2.31 Crimes Per Hour.

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Most Devout: 2,353rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,493rdMost Ignorant Citizens: 2,531stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,622ndMost Influential: 2,856thLargest Retail Industry: 3,936thNudest: 5,187thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,259thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,736thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,842ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,116thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,343rdMost Conservative: 7,316thLargest Black Market: 8,003rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,165thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,798thTop
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Most Authoritarian: 10,538thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,160thHighest Poor Incomes: 15,246thMost Beautiful Environments: 16,690thMost Cultured: 18,131st
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Most Devout: 34th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 39th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 44th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 76th in the regionNudest: 79th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 97th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 102nd in the regionMost Influential: 104th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 104th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 105th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 110th in the regionLargest Black Market: 120th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 140th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 149th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 151st in the regionMost Conservative: 281st in the regionTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 298th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 365th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 378th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 385th in the regionMost Cultured: 409th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 419th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 423rd in the regionLargest Governments: 564th in the region

National Happenings

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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