Freedom in Equality
Most Influential: 528thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 729thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 998th
The United Democracy of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
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Population20.675 billion



The United Democracy of Matterland is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Xanderal with an even hand, and notable for its irreverence towards religion, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate population of 20.675 billion Matterlandians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Solace. The average income tax rate is 97.7%.

The powerhouse Matterlandian economy, worth a remarkable 2,718 trillion Matts a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology and Tourism. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 131,486 Matts, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Academics have a bone to pick with free market entrepreneurs, organised sports are frowned upon as frivolous, extreme political groups are outlawed, and constipated disaster survivors are rapidly learning that MRE is short for "Meal Requiring Enemas". Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Matterland's national animal is the Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Matterland is ranked 6,284th in the world and 114th in 10000 Islands for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 15,480.37 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Most Influential: 528thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 729thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 998thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,223rdMost Pacifist: 1,364thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,418thSafest: 1,842ndMost Beautiful Environments: 2,117thMost Stationary: 2,137thHealthiest Citizens: 2,418thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,426thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,506thBest Weather: 2,508thTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 2,824thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,048thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,067thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,174thNicest Citizens: 3,555thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,634thMost Cultured: 3,893rdSmartest Citizens: 4,143rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,361stLargest Governments: 4,597thHighest Food Quality: 4,670thLowest Crime Rates: 5,890thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,284thHighest Economic Output: 6,551stMost Rebellious Youth: 7,855thMost Inclusive: 9,201stLargest Populations: 9,502ndMost Secular: 10,717thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,392ndNudest: 12,099thTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 15,760thMost Scientifically Advanced: 17,046thMost Developed: 18,974thMost Subsidized Industry: 19,251stHighest Average Incomes: 21,277th
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 20th in the regionMost Stationary: 22nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 24th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 25th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 27th in the regionMost Pacifist: 34th in the regionSafest: 40th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 49th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 52nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 54th in the regionBest Weather: 57th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 58th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 58th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 62nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 65th in the regionMost Influential: 71st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 75th in the regionMost Cultured: 75th in the regionTop
Largest Governments: 81st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 81st in the regionNicest Citizens: 85th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 91st in the regionLargest Populations: 94th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 95th in the regionNudest: 100th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 100th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 101st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 114th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 141st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 144th in the region

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