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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 81stMost Influential: 254thBest Weather: 1,411th
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Votak Matim

Population10.22 billion

CapitalKorin
LeaderPrime Minister Lana Hayashi

CurrencyVotak dinar
Animalowl

The Republic of Votak Matim is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Prime Minister Lana Hayashi with an even hand, and notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, restrictive gun laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, cheerful population of 10.22 billion Votakim are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Korin. The average income tax rate is 97.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Votak economy, worth a remarkable 1,912 trillion Votak dinars 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 and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 187,174 Votak dinars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Foreigners must sell an arm and a leg to afford surgery in Votak Matim, it is mandatory to learn evolution in schools, mandatory updates on software drivers often bring life to a halt, and sniffer dogs check train passengers for body odour. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Votak Matim's national animal is the owl, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Votak Matim is ranked 179,954th in the world and 8,283rd in The North Pacific for Most Pro-Market, scoring -76.11 on the Rand Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 81stMost Influential: 254thBest Weather: 1,411thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,569thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,599thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,633rdMost Pacifist: 1,659thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,680thSafest: 1,695thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,803rdLongest Average Lifespans: 1,845thMost Inclusive: 1,846thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,931stMost Beautiful Environments: 1,932ndNicest Citizens: 1,952ndMost Developed: 1,970thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,981stTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 2,131stMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,489thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,769thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,873rdLargest Governments: 3,000thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,060thLowest Crime Rates: 3,111thSmartest Citizens: 3,612thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,806thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,356thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,532ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,113thMost Cultured: 6,513thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,393rdHighest Average Incomes: 7,539thHighest Economic Output: 7,807thMost Efficient Economies: 8,535thTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,954thMost Secular: 14,473rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,832ndLargest Publishing Industry: 19,010th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 63rd in the regionMost Influential: 67th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 69th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 70th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 74th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 78th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 78th in the regionSafest: 92nd in the regionBest Weather: 93rd in the regionTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 107th in the regionMost Pacifist: 109th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 110th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 110th in the regionMost Developed: 112th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 114th in the regionMost Inclusive: 115th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 116th in the regionNicest Citizens: 124th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 133rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 136th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 143rd in the regionLargest Governments: 149th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 155th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 161st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 191st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 232nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 234th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 237th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 253rd in the regionMost Cultured: 314th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 367th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 376th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 438th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 442nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 456th in the regionLargest Populations: 471st in the regionTop
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Nudest: 546th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 604th in the regionMost Secular: 775th in the regionMost Stationary: 789th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 920th in the region

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