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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 64thMost Influential: 214thBest Weather: 1,387th
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Votak Matim

Population10.427 billion

CapitalKorin
LeaderPrime Minister Lana Hayashi

CurrencyVotak dinar
Animalowl

The Republic of Votak Matim is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Prime Minister Lana Hayashi with an even hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, soft-spoken computers, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 10.427 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 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 97.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Votak economy, worth a remarkable 1,959 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 187,906 Votak dinars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A degree in Prime Minister Lana Hayashi Science with a Minor in Awesomeology starts many political careers, religious households enthusiastically use whips in private, military officials are questioning the policy of ceding the nation's territory in exchange for promises not to invade it, and the volume of paperwork used to complete a single environmental assessment defeats the purpose. 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 204,435th in the world and 8,995th in The North Pacific for Highest Crime Rates, with 1.5 Crimes Per Hour.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 64thMost Influential: 214thBest Weather: 1,387thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,551stMost Pacifist: 1,572ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,583rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,608thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,609thSafest: 1,651stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,746thMost Inclusive: 1,811thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,855thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,866thMost Developed: 1,881stMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,890thNicest Citizens: 1,892ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,909thTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 2,154thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,481stHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,705thLargest Governments: 2,899thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,023rdLowest Crime Rates: 3,042ndHighest Poor Incomes: 3,224thSmartest Citizens: 3,484thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,778thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,322ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,398thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,338thMost Cultured: 6,444thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,378thHighest Average Incomes: 7,389thHighest Economic Output: 7,666thMost Efficient Economies: 8,173rdTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,146thMost Secular: 14,122ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,720thLargest Publishing Industry: 16,882nd
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 53rd in the regionMost Influential: 59th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 67th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 70th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 75th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 76th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 83rd in the regionBest Weather: 89th in the regionTop
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Safest: 93rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 105th in the regionMost Pacifist: 105th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 109th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 109th in the regionMost Developed: 112th in the regionMost Inclusive: 112th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 114th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 118th in the regionNicest Citizens: 121st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 127th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 136th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 143rd in the regionLargest Governments: 144th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 152nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 185th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 188th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 229th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 234th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 242nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 264th in the regionMost Cultured: 324th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 363rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 384th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 431st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 445th in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 461st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 487th in the regionNudest: 561st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 587th in the regionMost Stationary: 762nd in the regionMost Secular: 776th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 823rd in the region

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