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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 5,023rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13,952ndMost Influential: 15,166th
The Armed Republic of
Corrupt Dictatorship Well-Meaning Dictatorship
Military First
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Mat She

Population126 million

CurrencyShe Mat
AnimalFriendly Neighborhood AC-130 Gunship

The Armed Republic of Mat She is a very large, orderly nation, renowned for its prohibition of alcohol, irreverence towards religion, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 126 million Mat Sheans are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The enormous, socially-minded government prioritizes Defense, with Education, Administration, and Industry also on the agenda, while International Aid and Spirituality receive no funds. The average income tax rate is 66.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Mat Shean economy, worth 5.78 trillion She Mats a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Uranium Mining, and Information Technology. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 45,840 She Mats, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Nighttime sightings of raccoons sporting Circle-A patches and bandanna masks are on the rise, lawyers spend as much time preparing their make-up as they do their briefs, senior citizens can usually be found doing heavy manual labour, and insanely good theatre productions face government censorship. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Mat She's national animal is the Friendly Neighborhood AC-130 Gunship, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Mat She is ranked 44,481st in the world and 650th in 10000 Islands for Highest Poor Incomes, with 39,340.5 Standard Monetary Units.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 5,023rdTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 13,952ndMost Influential: 15,166thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 22,997th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 156th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 218th in the region

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