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Best Weather: 772ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,513thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,565th
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Matroyska

Population6.454 billion

Capitalnorth south upper downford

Currencyball
Animaltiny horse

The Friendly Nation of Matroyska is a colossal, safe nation, remarkable for its national health service, parental licensing program, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic population of 6.454 billion matroyskans are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

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 91.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient matroyskan economy, worth 690 trillion balls a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 106,969 balls, and distributed extremely evenly, with little 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 222,972nd in the world and 34th in Lorania for Most Primitive, scoring -210.94 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

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Best Weather: 772ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,513thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,565thMost Pacifist: 1,965thHealthiest Citizens: 2,017thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,027thSafest: 2,187thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,245thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,327thTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 2,646thNicest Citizens: 2,684thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,699thMost Secular: 2,993rdMost Inclusive: 3,280thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,268thLowest Crime Rates: 6,733rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,972ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,756thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,095thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,154thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,239thLargest Welfare Programs: 10,331stSmartest Citizens: 10,499thLargest Governments: 10,781stMost Developed: 11,788thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,828thTop
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Most Influential: 14,178thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,789th
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionSafest: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionNudest: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 4th in the regionMost Inclusive: 4th in the regionLargest Populations: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 4th in the region

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