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The Republic of Votak Matim

“To serve mankind”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: The North Pacific


Votak Matim

Population11.86 billion

LeaderPrime Minister Lana Hayashi

CurrencyVotak krona

The Republic of Votak Matim is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Prime Minister Lana Hayashi with an even hand, and renowned for its compulsory military service, free-roaming dinosaurs, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 11.86 billion Votakim 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 enormous 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 97.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Votak economy, worth a remarkable 2,177 trillion Votak kronor 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 183,591 Votak kronor, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Undersea volcanoes receive strongly worded letters for violating environmental regulations, asking 'does my bum look big in this?' leads to 30 hours of self-esteem classes, some are born loving old plays and some have old plays thrust upon them, and one tree's worth of paperwork accompanies each imported log of timber. Crime 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 1,764th in the world and 107th in The North Pacific for Most Beautiful Environments, with 3,527.46 Pounds Of Wildlife Per Square Mile.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 67thMost Influential: 204thBest Weather: 1,324thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,423rdMost Developed: 1,489thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,497thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,515thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,609thSafest: 1,650thMost Pacifist: 1,721stMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,726thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,734thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,764thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,896thMost Inclusive: 1,994thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,080thNicest Citizens: 2,092ndHealthiest Citizens: 2,205thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,237thTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 2,645thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,755thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,792ndLargest Governments: 3,009thLowest Crime Rates: 3,102ndSmartest Citizens: 3,537thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,923rdHighest Poor Incomes: 4,038thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,059thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,787thMost Cultured: 6,511thHighest Economic Output: 7,485thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,866thHighest Average Incomes: 8,505thMost Efficient Economies: 8,725thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,402ndTop
Most Secular: 14,422ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15,444thLargest Publishing Industry: 20,588thMost Stationary: 21,619th
Most Influential: 51st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 63rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 63rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 67th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 70th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 77th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 86th in the regionBest Weather: 94th in the regionTop
Safest: 100th in the regionMost Developed: 102nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 107th in the regionMost Pacifist: 109th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 112th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 132nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 133rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 137th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 137th in the regionMost Inclusive: 138th in the regionNicest Citizens: 142nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 142nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 145th in the regionLargest Governments: 160th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 164th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 194th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 225th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 228th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 232nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 237th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 248th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 275th in the regionMost Cultured: 335th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 403rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 436th in the regionTop
Most Efficient Economies: 487th in the regionLargest Populations: 512th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 515th in the regionNudest: 562nd in the regionMost Stationary: 618th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 694th in the regionMost Secular: 734th in the region

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