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Best Weather: 773rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,515thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,566th
The Friendly Nation of
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Population6.432 billion

Capitalnorth south upper downford

Animaltiny horse

The Friendly Nation of Matroyska is a colossal, socially progressive nation, notable for its ban on automobiles, irreverence towards religion, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 6.432 billion matroyskans are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Environment, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of north south upper downford. The average income tax rate is 91.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient matroyskan economy, worth 688 trillion balls a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 106,969 balls, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government is spending billions of taxpayer balls to support "struggling" industries, a proud mining community is considering a rebellion after the Capital officially renamed them 'District XII', politicians always seem to take two steps forward then three steps back, and inter-species marriages are ignored by the government. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Matroyska's national animal is the tiny horse, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Matroyska is ranked 239,896th in the world and 40th in Lorania for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens, with 25.27 Whatever.

Best Weather: 773rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,515thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,566thMost Pacifist: 1,967thHealthiest Citizens: 2,013thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,028thSafest: 2,196thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,245thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,323rdTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 2,644thNicest Citizens: 2,680thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,693rdMost Secular: 3,005thMost Inclusive: 3,280thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,262ndLowest Crime Rates: 6,725thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,975thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,776thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,069thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,149thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,267thLargest Welfare Programs: 10,335thSmartest Citizens: 10,519thLargest Governments: 10,795thMost Developed: 11,769thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,875thTop
Most Influential: 14,300thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,798th
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionSafest: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 2nd in the regionNudest: 2nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 4th in the regionLargest Populations: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 4th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4th in the regionMost Inclusive: 4th in the region

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