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Most Rebellious Youth: 63rdHighest Crime Rates: 80thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 96th
The Unincorporated Community of
Anarchy
Certus, praecedere.
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Frightening
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excessive

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West Mattasia

Population21.978 billion

CapitalMattropolis
Leadersome random bureaucrat
FaithCult of the Molten Peak

Currencybooster pack
Animalyellowtail

The Unincorporated Community of West Mattasia is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by some random bureaucrat with a fair hand, and notable for its rum-swilling pirates, flagrant waste-dumping, and daily referendums. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 21.978 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 Industry and Social Policy are also considered important, while Law & Order and Environment are ignored. 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 6,100 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 277,594 booster packs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

The government has certified several glow-in-the-dark athletes as drug free, disadvantaged neighbourhoods have become no-go areas after sundown, orange trees find it's not easy being green, and atheistic refugees haven't got a prayer of being granted asylum. 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 22,335th in the world and 1,314th in Osiris for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring 19,123.2 on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

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Most Rebellious Youth: 63rdHighest Crime Rates: 80thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 96thMost Armed: 116thFattest Citizens: 133rdRudest Citizens: 175thMost Avoided: 183rdLargest Gambling Industry: 196thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 216thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 292ndLargest Retail Industry: 343rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 503rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 769thMost Cheerful Citizens: 917thLargest Mining Sector: 969thLargest Publishing Industry: 999thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,279thMost Cultured: 1,343rdHighest Economic Output: 1,498thHighest Drug Use: 1,803rdTop
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Largest Insurance Industry: 2,453rdMost Inclusive: 2,455thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,645thHighest Average Incomes: 2,653rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,719thSmartest Citizens: 2,726thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,008thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,134thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4,138thMost Efficient Economies: 4,329thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,047thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,133rdMost Influential: 5,165thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,531stLargest Populations: 6,273rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,433rdTop
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Largest Black Market: 12,992ndMost Corrupt Governments: 13,383rdMost Extensive Civil Rights: 14,739thMost Secular: 14,791stMost Politically Free: 16,478thMost Stationary: 16,536thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 17,029th
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Fattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Armed: 4th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionMost Avoided: 4th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 5th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 7th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 9th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 15th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 16th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 24th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 28th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 29th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 35th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 44th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 48th in the regionMost Influential: 49th in the regionMost Cultured: 50th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 54th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 54th in the regionTop
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Most Inclusive: 78th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 97th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 98th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 100th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 105th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 113th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 146th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 147th in the regionLargest Populations: 148th in the regionMost Politically Free: 157th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 165th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 173rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 180th in the regionMost Stationary: 194th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 220th in the regionMost Extreme: 311th in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 454th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 531st in the regionNudest: 603rd in the regionMost Secular: 676th in the regionLargest Black Market: 727th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 734th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in West Mattasia, atheistic refugees haven't got a prayer of being granted asylum.
  • : Following new legislation in West Mattasia, orange trees find it's not easy being green.
  • : Following new legislation in West Mattasia, disadvantaged neighbourhoods have become no-go areas after sundown.
  • : Following new legislation in West Mattasia, the government has certified several glow-in-the-dark athletes as drug free.
  • : Following new legislation in West Mattasia, the official West Mattasian Phrase Book weighs as much as a small child.
  • : West Mattasia endorsed The Republic of Svengas.
  • : West Mattasia was endorsed by The Republic of Svengas.
  • : Following new legislation in West Mattasia, the end of autumn is celebrated with a bonfire of designer bags.
  • : Following new legislation in West Mattasia, the mob vote is a crucial electoral demographic.
  • : Following new legislation in West Mattasia, folk singers have replaced personal injury lawyers in being ridiculed as "ambulance chasers".

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