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The Armed Republic of Matiropazan Islands

“Only The Strong Survive!” Steve The Pirate

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Strong
Political Freedoms:
Below Average

Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: The Invaders


Matiropazan Islands

Population5.413 billion

LeaderSteve The Pirate

AnimalCuban Tody

The Armed Republic of Matiropazan Islands is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Steve The Pirate with an even hand, and remarkable for its compulsory military service, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, devout population of 5.413 billion Maxtopians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tenochtitlan. The average income tax rate is 58.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Matiropazan Islandsian economy, worth 399 trillion Tungstens a year, is quite specialized and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Tourism. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 73,892 Tungstens, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Bloodthirsty zealots regularly participate in the Friday Night Stoning of Adulterers, legislators must raise their hands if they want to speak, motorists must pay to enter inner-cities during peak hours, and every political office comes fitted with a typewriter and an old filing cabinet. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Matiropazan Islands's national animal is the Cuban Tody, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Paganism.

Matiropazan Islands is ranked 188,848th in the world and 189th in The Invaders for Nudest, with 52.75 Cheeks Per Square Mile.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 15,159thMost Devout: 17,188thLargest Publishing Industry: 18,580thMost Beautiful Environments: 18,664thBest Weather: 18,785thMost Influential: 18,927thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 21,737th
Most Beautiful Environments: 7th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 10th in the regionBest Weather: 10th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10th in the regionMost Cultured: 11th in the regionMost Influential: 11th in the regionTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 14th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 20th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 22nd in the region

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