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Most Rebellious Youth: 71stHighest Crime Rates: 81stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 88th
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West Mattasia

Population19.667 billion

CapitalMattropolis
Leadersome random bureaucrat
FaithCult of the Molten Peak

Currencybooster pack
Animalyellowtail

The Unincorporated Community of West Mattasia is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by some random bureaucrat with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 19.667 billion West Mattasians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The minute, corrupt, liberal, pro-business, outspoken government, or what there is of one, is dominated by the Department of Education, although Social Policy and Industry are also considered important, while Law & Order and Environment aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mattropolis. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient West Mattasian economy, worth a remarkable 5,498 trillion booster packs a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Gambling, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 279,594 booster packs, with the richest citizens earning 8.4 times as much as the poorest.

"Idol-Worship for the Apathetic" workshops are cancelled when no-one bothers to show up, several inches are being added to first class seating, coffee-addicted citizens look forward to baristas getting their name wrong at local coffee shops, and immigrants who carry knives on them are presumed to be chefs. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. West Mattasia's national animal is the yellowtail, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Cult of the Molten Peak.

West Mattasia is ranked 2,436th in the world and 79th in Osiris for Highest Average Incomes, with 279,594.88 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Rebellious Youth: 71stHighest Crime Rates: 81stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 88thMost Armed: 116thFattest Citizens: 133rdRudest Citizens: 174thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 201stLargest Gambling Industry: 209thMost Avoided: 217thLargest Retail Industry: 271stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 315thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 452ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 785thLargest Mining Sector: 954thMost Cheerful Citizens: 960thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,035thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,223rdMost Cultured: 1,371stHighest Drug Use: 1,440thHighest Economic Output: 1,504thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,035thTop
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Most Inclusive: 2,129thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,149thHighest Average Incomes: 2,436thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,493rdSmartest Citizens: 2,532ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,563rdLargest Insurance Industry: 2,806thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3,112thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,707thMost Efficient Economies: 4,291stMost Influential: 4,660thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,024thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,596thLargest Populations: 6,532ndNudest: 8,587thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 9,767thTop
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Most Extensive Civil Rights: 10,705thLargest Black Market: 10,881stHighest Poor Incomes: 12,671stMost Corrupt Governments: 12,784thMost Secular: 13,932ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15,882ndMost Politically Free: 16,041stMost Stationary: 20,220th
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Armed: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 9th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 17th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 18th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 22nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 29th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 34th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 42nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 43rd in the regionMost Influential: 45th in the regionMost Cultured: 48th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 54th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 57th in the regionMost Inclusive: 65th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 74th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 79th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 84th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 96th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 106th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 119th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 129th in the regionLargest Populations: 147th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 150th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 167th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 201st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 205th in the regionMost Stationary: 272nd in the regionMost Politically Free: 310th in the regionNudest: 333rd in the regionTop
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Most Extreme: 385th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 456th in the regionLargest Black Market: 583rd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 616th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 634th in the regionMost Secular: 649th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 702nd in the region

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