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Least Corrupt Governments: 164th Largest Publishing Industry: 167th Most Cultured: 343rd
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Population14.375 billion

FaithConsensual Hallucination of the Matrix

AnimalCode Raptor

The Simulnation of Matrixulated is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Morpheus with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, complete lack of prisons, and compulsory military service. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 14.375 billion Simulacra hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, liberal, outspoken government is primarily concerned with Education, although Environment, Industry, and Administration are also considered important, while Spirituality and Law & Order aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of MegaCity. The average income tax rate is 95.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Matrixulated economy, worth a remarkable 4,466 trillion Megabytes a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Retail. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 310,701 Megabytes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

A milk bath costs more than bathing in money, the countryside is shrouded by wind farms, there's no such thing as bad publicity, and Matrixulated-made cars tend to catch fire in people's driveways. Crime is totally unknown. Matrixulated's national animal is the Code Raptor, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Consensual Hallucination of the Matrix.

Matrixulated is ranked 1,699th in the world and 5th in Spiritus for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 10,114.96 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

Least Corrupt Governments: 164thLargest Publishing Industry: 167thMost Cultured: 343rdMost Influential: 359thSmartest Citizens: 391stMost Scientifically Advanced: 426thMost Inclusive: 505thMost Secular: 515thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 537thMost Rebellious Youth: 627thMost Developed: 645thLongest Average Lifespans: 770thRudest Citizens: 814thNicest Citizens: 853rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 905thSafest: 932ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,017thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,022ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,091stMost Beautiful Environments: 1,118thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,382ndHighest Poor Incomes: 1,416thHighest Average Incomes: 1,456thLargest Governments: 1,596thTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,699thMost Pacifist: 1,700thHighest Economic Output: 1,821stLargest Retail Industry: 2,298thHealthiest Citizens: 2,319thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,560thMost Efficient Economies: 2,567thHighest Drug Use: 2,600thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,721stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,843rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,890thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,846thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,119thMost Stationary: 5,391stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,065thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,486thNudest: 6,976thTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,344thMost Politically Free: 9,632ndMost Extensive Civil Rights: 10,484thLargest Populations: 11,626thLowest Crime Rates: 12,186th
Largest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 2nd in the regionSafest: 2nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Cultured: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Developed: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 4th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionMost Politically Free: 4th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 4th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 5th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 5th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 5th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6th in the regionNicest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 6th in the regionRudest Citizens: 7th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 7th in the regionLargest Governments: 8th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 9th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 10th in the regionNudest: 11th in the regionMost Pacifist: 11th in the regionTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 14th in the regionMost Stationary: 15th in the regionLargest Populations: 16th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 17th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 22nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Matrixulated, Matrixulated-made cars tend to catch fire in people's driveways.
  • : Matrixulated lodged a message on the Spiritus Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Matrixulated, there's no such thing as bad publicity.
  • : Following new legislation in Matrixulated, the countryside is shrouded by wind farms.
  • : Following new legislation in Matrixulated, a milk bath costs more than bathing in money.
  • : Following new legislation in Matrixulated, crime is on the rise as online youths compete to vlog the most shocking scenes of violence.
  • : Following new legislation in Matrixulated, tech-mad citizens think that the laser-powered bread-slicer uPhone App is the coolest thing since sliced bread.
  • : Following new legislation in Matrixulated, third world countries are rich in "I Love MegaCity" t-shirts.
  • : Following new legislation in Matrixulated, artists from across the nation compete to renovate the restrooms of old government buildings.
  • : Following new legislation in Matrixulated, heavily subsidised Matrixulated baskets litter the streets of Spiritus.


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