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The Friendly Nation of Matroyska

“we're fine, thanks for asking”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
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Regional Influence: Truckler

Location: Lorania



Population5.162 billion

Capitalnorth south upper downford

Animaltiny horse

The Friendly Nation of Matroyska is a colossal, efficient nation, notable for its lack of airports, national health service, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic population of 5.162 billion matroyskans love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

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 90.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming matroyskan economy, worth 559 trillion balls a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 108,330 balls, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no 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 46,921st in the world and 19th in Lorania for Rudest Citizens, with 71.01 Insults Per Minute.

Best Weather: 773rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,642ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,754thMost Pacifist: 1,818thHealthiest Citizens: 1,942ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,019thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,063rdSafest: 2,160thTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 2,273rdNicest Citizens: 2,426thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,532ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,709thMost Secular: 2,823rdMost Inclusive: 2,910thLowest Crime Rates: 6,353rdMost Advanced Public Education: 6,365thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,965thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,033rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,212thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,681stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,108thSmartest Citizens: 10,236thLargest Governments: 10,429thTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,429thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,452ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12,651stMost Developed: 14,037thMost Income Equality: 20,427th
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionNudest: 2nd in the regionSafest: 2nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 3rd in the regionBest Weather: 4th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 4th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 4th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 4th in the regionNicest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 4th in the regionTop
Most Income Equality: 5th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 5th in the regionMost Pacifist: 5th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 6th in the regionMost Inclusive: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 6th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 6th in the regionLargest Governments: 6th in the regionLargest Populations: 6th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 7th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 7th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 7th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 8th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 3 » Skundi, Waldoven, and Devionsa.

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