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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 72ndMost Influential: 218thBest Weather: 1,322nd
The Republic of
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Votak Matim

Population10.645 billion

LeaderPrime Minister Lana Hayashi

CurrencyVotak krona

The Republic of Votak Matim is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Prime Minister Lana Hayashi with an even hand, and renowned for its daily referendums, avant-garde cinema, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 10.645 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 1,980 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 218,646th in the world and 9,920th in The North Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -554.07 on the Hayek Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 72ndMost Influential: 218thBest Weather: 1,322ndLargest Welfare Programs: 1,540thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,556thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,579thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,586thMost Pacifist: 1,596thSafest: 1,656thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,720thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,794thMost Inclusive: 1,846thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,855thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,881stMost Developed: 1,883rdNicest Citizens: 1,923rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,932ndHealthiest Citizens: 2,159thTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 2,493rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,691stLargest Governments: 2,944thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,987thLowest Crime Rates: 3,047thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,328thSmartest Citizens: 3,538thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,820thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,366thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,473rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,546thMost Cultured: 6,493rdMost Subsidized Industry: 7,469thHighest Average Incomes: 7,663rdHighest Economic Output: 7,697thMost Efficient Economies: 8,409thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,070thTop
Most Secular: 14,273rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15,189thLargest Publishing Industry: 18,147th
Most Influential: 60th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 61st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 66th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 69th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 74th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 77th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 84th in the regionBest Weather: 86th in the regionSafest: 98th in the regionTop
Most Pacifist: 105th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 105th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 109th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 110th in the regionMost Developed: 114th in the regionMost Inclusive: 115th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 117th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 123rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 128th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 135th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 138th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 145th in the regionLargest Governments: 151st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 152nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 191st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 194th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 231st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 234th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 238th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 270th in the regionMost Cultured: 330th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 364th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 383rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 451st in the regionLargest Populations: 456th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 487th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 501st in the regionTop
Nudest: 600th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 609th in the regionMost Stationary: 729th in the regionMost Secular: 759th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 907th in the region

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