by Max Barry

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Most Devout: 2,381stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,519thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,569th
The Republic of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Mission Accomplished
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Population1.521 billion

LeaderMatthew the Great
FaithCult of Matthew


The Republic of Scationtanland is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Matthew the Great with an iron fist, and notable for its fear of technology, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and prohibition of alcohol. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 1.521 billion Scationtanlandians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Clarkesville. The average income tax rate is 71.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Scationtanlandian economy, worth 183 trillion pesos a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, highly specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Retail, Tourism, and Information Technology. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 120,966 pesos, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

No-one bats an eye when 'really good platonic friends' of the same sex hold hands in Scationtanland, the military has forsaken terrestrial warfare, the state believes that children are what you make of them, and hazmat suits are a common Scationtanlandian garb. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. Scationtanland's national animal is the turtle, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Cult of Matthew.

Scationtanland is ranked 15,646th in the world and 358th in the West Pacific for Highest Poor Incomes, with 83,586.91 Standard Monetary Units.

Most Devout: 2,381stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,519thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,569thMost Ignorant Citizens: 2,597thMost Influential: 2,783rdLargest Retail Industry: 4,871stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,128thNudest: 5,368thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,010thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,384thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,427thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,718thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,746thLargest Black Market: 7,640thMost Conservative: 10,218thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10,514thTop
Most Authoritarian: 12,242ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,751stMost Beautiful Environments: 14,717thHighest Poor Incomes: 15,646thMost Cultured: 18,149thMost Subsidized Industry: 21,741stHighest Average Incomes: 22,440th
Most Devout: 34th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 44th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 49th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 74th in the regionNudest: 93rd in the regionMost Influential: 98th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 99th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 109th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 110th in the regionLargest Black Market: 113th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 117th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 118th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 131st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 156th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 166th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 300th in the regionTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 340th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 358th in the regionMost Conservative: 368th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 383rd in the regionMost Cultured: 398th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 405th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 433rd in the regionLargest Governments: 579th in the region

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