by Max Barry

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Most Secular: 189th Lowest Crime Rates: 228th Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 263rd
The Protectorate of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Strength Through Compliance
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population4.437 billion

LeaderCentral Director


The Protectorate of Matonis is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Central Director with an iron fist, and renowned for its frequent executions, vat-grown people, and avant-garde cinema. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 4.437 billion Matonisans are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Watchtower. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Matonisan economy, worth a remarkable 1,288 trillion marks a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is an amazing 290,391 marks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Crooks and people with too many kids are being kicked out of the country, any body part that can be cut off a person is no longer considered to be their property, praying before a battle is a court-martial offence, and undergrads find their professors' mushroom experiments less psychedelic than expected. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Matonis's national animal is the parrot, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Matonis is ranked 147,823rd in the world and 4,813th in the Rejected Realms for Highest Drug Use, scoring 7.4 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

Most Secular: 189thLowest Crime Rates: 228thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 263rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 409thHighest Poor Incomes: 516thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 592ndLargest Governments: 705thLargest Information Technology Sector: 776thHighest Average Tax Rates: 817thMost Corrupt Governments: 926thSmartest Citizens: 945thMost Conservative: 1,311thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,400thHealthiest Citizens: 1,502ndTop
Highest Average Incomes: 1,794thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,866thMost Authoritarian: 1,884thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,908thSafest: 2,170thMost Developed: 2,174thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,250thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,746thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,202ndLargest Mining Sector: 3,230thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,439thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,028thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,827thMost Extreme: 5,630thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,035thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,687thTop
Most Efficient Economies: 8,228thMost Influential: 8,283rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 8,905thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,093rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9,789thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,792ndLargest Insurance Industry: 10,159thHighest Economic Output: 10,712thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14,677th
Lowest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionMost Secular: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 12th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 17th in the regionMost Conservative: 18th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 20th in the regionLargest Governments: 21st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 24th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 25th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 30th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 34th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 36th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 37th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 44th in the regionTop
Safest: 50th in the regionMost Developed: 57th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 57th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 59th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 61st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 64th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 81st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 83rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 86th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 92nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 108th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 119th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 149th in the regionMost Influential: 161st in the regionMost Extreme: 187th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 199th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 200th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 233rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 242nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 245th in the regionTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 249th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 269th in the regionMost Income Equality: 281st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 292nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 368th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 443rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 489th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Matonis was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.
  • : Following new legislation in Matonis, undergrads find their professors' mushroom experiments less psychedelic than expected.
  • : Following new legislation in Matonis, praying before a battle is a court-martial offence.
  • : Following new legislation in Matonis, any body part that can be cut off a person is no longer considered to be their property.
  • : Following new legislation in Matonis, crooks and people with too many kids are being kicked out of the country.
  • : Following new legislation in Matonis, euthanasia is illegal.
  • : Following new legislation in Matonis, science fiction invariably depicts socialist societies as Utopian.
  • : Following new legislation in Matonis, the phrase 'spreading like wildfire' is no longer in the public lexicon.
  • : Following new legislation in Matonis, the "war on terror" doesn't seem to be making Matonisans any less frightened.
  • : Matonis voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Ban on Forced Sterilisation".


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