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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 121st Most Influential: 297th Best Weather: 1,401st
The Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Quietly extraordinary.
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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Votak Matim

Population8.399 billion

CapitalKorin
LeaderChief Executive Lana Hayashi

CurrencyVotak dinar
Animalowl

The Republic of Votak Matim is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Chief Executive Lana Hayashi with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, complete lack of prisons, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, cheerful population of 8.399 billion Votakim have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large 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 96.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Votak economy, worth a remarkable 1,569 trillion Votak dinars a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 186,872 Votak dinars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

Votak tourists are encouraged to hand out spare condoms to locals while on vacation, politicians who vacation in East Lebatuck lose their jobs upon their return, small children are learning a lot of new words from a teacher with Tourette Syndrome, and therapists can always squeeze in another house-call. 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 66,020th in the world and 3,247th in The North Pacific for Highest Drug Use, scoring 70.2 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

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Most Pacifist: 1,602ndMost Inclusive: 1,642ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,761stLargest Welfare Programs: 1,765thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,810thNicest Citizens: 1,828thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,860thSafest: 1,873rdLongest Average Lifespans: 1,883rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,901stMost Beautiful Environments: 2,004thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,148thHealthiest Citizens: 2,198thMost Developed: 2,259thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,428thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,182ndLargest Governments: 3,228thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,443rdSmartest Citizens: 3,676thLowest Crime Rates: 3,689thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,076thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,126thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,603rdMost Efficient Economies: 5,133rdMost Subsidized Industry: 6,723rdHighest Average Incomes: 6,930thMost Cultured: 7,623rdTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 7,837thHighest Economic Output: 8,313thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12,130thMost Secular: 12,561stNudest: 13,222ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,990thLargest Publishing Industry: 15,007th
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 71st in the regionTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 78th in the regionBest Weather: 81st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 82nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 84th in the regionMost Influential: 89th in the regionMost Pacifist: 91st in the regionSafest: 93rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 104th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 106th in the regionMost Inclusive: 111th in the regionNicest Citizens: 113th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 113th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 114th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 116th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 117th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 120th in the regionMost Developed: 128th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 140th in the regionLargest Governments: 141st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 154th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 160th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 177th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 187th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 240th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 245th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 248th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 248th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 302nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 334th in the regionMost Cultured: 359th in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 397th in the regionNudest: 412th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 463rd in the regionLargest Populations: 472nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 547th in the regionMost Secular: 639th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 736th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 746th in the region

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