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Most Secular: 1,923rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,961stMost Influential: 3,551st
The Cool Nation of of
Democratic Socialists
I Am Not A Nugget
His Holy Matness
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Matism

Population6.371 billion

CapitalMatopolis
LeaderHis Holy Matness

CurrencyMint
AnimalPenguin

The Cool Nation of of Matism is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by His Holy Matness with an even hand, and renowned for its frequent executions, daily referendums, and complete lack of prisons. The compassionate, democratic population of 6.371 billion Matismians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, socially-minded government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Healthcare, and Industry are also considered important, while Spirituality is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Matopolis. The average income tax rate is 90.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Matismian economy, worth 800 trillion Mints a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Cheese Exports. Average income is an impressive 125,645 Mints, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Criminals always seem to be forewarned of police raids, patriotic citizens chant "there's only one Matism" at foreigners, motorists must pay to enter inner-cities during peak hours, and debates on whether toilet seats should be left up or down are increasingly commonplace. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Matism's national animal is the Penguin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Matism is ranked 92,655th in the world and 3,256th in the West Pacific for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring 1,677.59 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

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Most Secular: 1,923rdTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,961stMost Influential: 3,551stMost Pacifist: 3,843rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,892ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,127thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,155thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,194thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,211thMost Cultured: 5,108thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,565thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,584thNicest Citizens: 5,589thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,656thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,761stMost Inclusive: 5,940thMost Developed: 6,042ndSafest: 6,166thBest Weather: 6,499thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,536thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,616thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,917thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,237thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,842ndHealthiest Citizens: 7,959thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,207thSmartest Citizens: 8,638thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,200thLeast Corrupt Governments: 9,227thLowest Crime Rates: 10,444thTop
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Largest Governments: 11,009thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,930thMost Efficient Economies: 12,684thLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,564thLargest Publishing Industry: 13,994thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 15,152ndMost Income Equality: 15,547thHighest Average Incomes: 20,240thNudest: 20,726th
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Most Secular: 47th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 53rd in the regionTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 69th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 77th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 94th in the regionMost Pacifist: 103rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 109th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 116th in the regionMost Cultured: 120th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 122nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 125th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 125th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 126th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 128th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 132nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 133rd in the regionMost Influential: 135th in the regionSafest: 135th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 138th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 141st in the regionMost Developed: 147th in the regionMost Inclusive: 149th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 151st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 155th in the regionBest Weather: 158th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 166th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 182nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 196th in the regionLargest Governments: 208th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 214th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 232nd in the regionNudest: 254th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 279th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 286th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 295th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 304th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 319th in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 348th in the regionMost Stationary: 358th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 394th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 418th in the region

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