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The Federation of Matinal

“Freedom Through Strength”

Category: Moralistic Democracy
Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
Economy:
Strong
Political Freedoms:
Average

Regional Influence: Power

Location: The Northern Combined Forces

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Matinal

Population76 million

CurrencyEuro
AnimalGrizzly Bear

The Federation of Matinal is a large, cultured nation, remarkable for its frequent executions, compulsory military service, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, hard-working population of 76 million Matinalians are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, moralistic government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. The average income tax rate is 33.5%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The strong Matinalian economy, worth 4.36 trillion Euros a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Basket Weaving industry, with significant contributions from Trout Farming, Woodchip Exports, and Tourism. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 57,387 Euros, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

The nation's infamous boot camp is more brutal than most battlefields, students who do not recite the national anthem each morning have to drop and give their teacher 50, Leader's told that love often manifests itself through homicidal four-lettered litanies, and the nation is famous for bravely sending wave after wave of its soldiers until the enemy runs out of bullets. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Matinal's national animal is the Grizzly Bear.

Matinal is ranked 17,275th in the world and 1st in The Northern Combined Forces for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring 6,381.57 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

Top
1%
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,282ndTop
5%
Most Primitive: 6,110thTop
10%
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9,057thSafest: 12,798thMost Pacifist: 16,474thMost Conservative: 16,475th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Matinal, the nation is famous for bravely sending wave after wave of its soldiers until the enemy runs out of bullets.
  • : Matinal voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Liberate Aurelia"".
  • : Following new legislation in Matinal, Leader's told that love often manifests itself through homicidal four-lettered litanies.
  • : Following new legislation in Matinal, students who do not recite the national anthem each morning have to drop and give their teacher 50.
  • : Following new legislation in Matinal, the nation's infamous boot camp is more brutal than most battlefields.
  • : Following new legislation in Matinal, young people avoid opening doors for the elderly with impunity.
  • : Following new legislation in Matinal, every workday begins with group therapy.
  • : Following new legislation in Matinal, there has been a series of riots between local cannibals and health food advocates.
  • : Following new legislation in Matinal, fifty years of pension funds can disappear in half a second.
  • : Following new legislation in Matinal, skateparks can be found in every city.

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