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The Republic of Votak Matim

“To serve mankind”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: The North Pacific


Votak Matim

Population10.619 billion

LeaderPrime Minister Lana Hayashi

CurrencyVotak krona

The Republic of Votak Matim is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Prime Minister Lana Hayashi with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and state-planned economy. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 10.619 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 97.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Votak economy, worth a remarkable 1,975 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 186,052 Votak kronor, 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 1,727th in the world and 111th in The North Pacific for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with 2,561.94 Tourists Per Hour.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 66thMost Influential: 217thBest Weather: 1,325thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,544thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,548thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,586thMost Pacifist: 1,597thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,604thSafest: 1,658thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,727thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,796thMost Inclusive: 1,844thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,854thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,873rdMost Developed: 1,876thNicest Citizens: 1,923rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,935thHealthiest Citizens: 2,156thTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 2,486thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,690thLargest Governments: 2,941stMost Advanced Public Education: 2,984thLowest Crime Rates: 3,042ndHighest Poor Incomes: 3,250thSmartest Citizens: 3,528thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,827thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,366thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,469thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,395thMost Cultured: 6,493rdMost Subsidized Industry: 7,437thHighest Average Incomes: 7,652ndHighest Economic Output: 7,711thMost Efficient Economies: 8,365thTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,976thMost Secular: 14,210thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15,070thLargest Publishing Industry: 18,082nd
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 56th in the regionMost Influential: 60th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 67th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 68th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 74th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 77th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 87th in the regionBest Weather: 88th in the regionSafest: 98th in the regionTop
Most Pacifist: 106th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 106th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 109th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 111th in the regionMost Developed: 113th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 114th in the regionMost Inclusive: 115th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 122nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 126th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 136th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 136th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 143rd in the regionLargest Governments: 149th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 151st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 185th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 188th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 232nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 233rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 235th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 266th in the regionMost Cultured: 327th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 365th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 389th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 446th in the regionLargest Populations: 456th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 481st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 490th in the regionTop
Nudest: 596th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 610th in the regionMost Stationary: 731st in the regionMost Secular: 761st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 902nd in the region

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