by Max Barry

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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 1,844thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,583rdMost Influential: 3,389th
The Republic of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Mission Accomplished
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Population1.018 billion

LeaderMatthew the Great
FaithCult of Matthew


The Republic of Scationtanland is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Matthew the Great with an iron fist, and renowned for its infamous sell-swords, fear of technology, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 1.018 billion Scationtanlandians 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 medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Clarkesville. The average income tax rate is 66.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Scationtanlandian economy, worth 134 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 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 132,220 pesos, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Aeroplanes have been converted into housing units after all air travel was outlawed, Matthew the Great is the self-declared God of all Scationtanland, people forget to eat because they are too busy singing Matthew the Great's praises, and knitters are arrested for carrying needles in their bags. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. 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 151,737th in the world and 4,858th in the West Pacific for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring -1.79 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

Largest Cheese Export Sector: 1,844thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,583rdMost Influential: 3,389thMost Devout: 3,769thNudest: 5,151stLargest Retail Industry: 5,241stMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,484thMost Authoritarian: 6,206thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,537thLargest Agricultural Sector: 6,662ndMost Corrupt Governments: 6,815thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,220thLargest Black Market: 9,438thMost Conservative: 10,257thTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 11,300thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,747thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 13,148thMost Cultured: 13,228thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,606thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15,261stMost Income Equality: 16,942ndHighest Average Incomes: 18,091stMost Extreme: 19,055thMost Advanced Public Education: 20,878th
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 39th in the regionMost Devout: 56th in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 95th in the regionNudest: 101st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 119th in the regionMost Influential: 126th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 129th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 131st in the regionLargest Black Market: 133rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 140th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 144th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 168th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 169th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 201st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 246th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 255th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 264th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 274th in the regionMost Cultured: 278th in the regionTop
Highest Average Incomes: 340th in the regionMost Extreme: 448th in the regionMost Conservative: 454th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 455th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 462nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 496th in the regionLargest Governments: 525th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 569th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 575th in the region

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