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Most Secular: 1,983rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,515thMost Pacifist: 3,172nd
The Bunyanesque of
Democratic Socialists
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His Holy Matness
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population6.863 billion

LeaderHis Holy Matness


The Bunyanesque of Matism is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by His Holy Matness with an even hand, and renowned for its smutty television, daily referendums, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 6.863 billion Matisdamen are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Healthcare, and Industry are also considered important, while Spirituality isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Matopolis. The average income tax rate is 92.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Matismian economy, worth 879 trillion Mauls 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 Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Cheese Exports. Average income is an impressive 128,186 Mauls, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Cigarettes are dead-cheap, scenic mountain valleys are flooded with water as damming projects get underway, the nation has welcomed its expats back with open arms, and flu research is commonly shut down for fear of creating a superbug. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Matism's national animal is the Newt, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Matism is ranked 199,555th in the world and 5,266th in the West Pacific for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring -9 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

Most Secular: 1,983rdTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,515thMost Pacifist: 3,172ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,340thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,556thMost Influential: 3,727thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,743rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,971stMost Beautiful Environments: 4,373rdBest Weather: 4,409thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,574thNicest Citizens: 4,732ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,831stSafest: 4,937thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,949thMost Cultured: 5,087thMost Inclusive: 5,103rdLargest Welfare Programs: 5,179thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,294thMost Developed: 5,406thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,689thLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,228thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,434thHealthiest Citizens: 6,573rdSmartest Citizens: 7,730thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,848thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,526thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,565thLowest Crime Rates: 8,905thLargest Governments: 9,361stMost Efficient Economies: 10,348thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,357thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,670thTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 14,730thLargest Publishing Industry: 16,644thHighest Economic Output: 19,485thHighest Average Incomes: 19,649thMost Income Equality: 21,304thMost Stationary: 22,228th
Most Secular: 51st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 59th in the regionTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 61st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 63rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 85th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 90th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 98th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 100th in the regionBest Weather: 101st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 102nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 104th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 111th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 113th in the regionMost Cultured: 113th in the regionSafest: 121st in the regionNicest Citizens: 121st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 121st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 128th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 130th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 130th in the regionMost Inclusive: 134th in the regionMost Developed: 134th in the regionMost Influential: 152nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 157th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 169th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 180th in the regionLargest Governments: 181st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 186th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 186th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 188th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 198th in the regionNudest: 237th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 254th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 264th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 282nd in the regionTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 321st in the regionMost Stationary: 337th in the regionLargest Populations: 344th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 373rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 379th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Matism was endorsed by The Empire of Xicqy.
  • : Following new legislation in Matism, flu research is commonly shut down for fear of creating a superbug.
  • : Matism voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn The Land of Kings and Emperors".
  • : Matism voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Sovereign Justice Accord".
  • : Following new legislation in Matism, the nation has welcomed its expats back with open arms.
  • : Following new legislation in Matism, scenic mountain valleys are flooded with water as damming projects get underway.
  • : Following new legislation in Matism, cigarettes are dead-cheap.
  • : Following new legislation in Matism, ice-filled coffins are ominously positioned in the corner of every hospital ward.
  • : Following new legislation in Matism, search and rescue forces now accept cheques and all major credit cards.
  • : Matism was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Information Technology Sector and the Top 10% for Most Stationary.


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