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The Little Brotherhood of The Real Matrix

“Guns. Lots of guns.”

Category: Corporate Police State
Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
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Location: The Axis of Evil

Regional Influence: Eminence Grise


The Little Brotherhood of The Real Matrix is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Joseph with an iron fist, and renowned for its prohibition of alcohol, pith helmet sales, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 36.241 billion followers of Joseph are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is dominated by the Department of Defense, although Industry and Healthcare are also considered important, while Social Policy and Environment receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Joseph City. The average income tax rate is 99.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Josephic economy, worth an astonishing 36,138 trillion monies a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, Woodchip Exports, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Average income is a breathtaking 997,177 monies, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 5,522,450 per year while the poor average 90,622, a ratio of 60.9 to 1.

Gossip magazines are more interested in astrological stars than celebrity ones, the word 'elite' appears as a synonym for various insults in the Josephic Colonial Thesaurus, military minds worry that 'the blue screen of death' on brand new operating systems may be a literal description, and no personal detail is too tiny for the suede-denim census police. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. The Real Matrix's national animal is the viper, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Josephism.

The Real Matrix is ranked 573rd in the world and 2nd in The Axis of Evil for Largest Retail Industry, scoring 44,797.78 on the Shrinkwrap Consignment Productivity Index.

Largest Insurance Industry: 2ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6thLargest Black Market: 9thLargest Mining Sector: 10thHighest Average Incomes: 11thHighest Economic Output: 15thLargest Agricultural Sector: 21stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 22ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 28thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 32ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 40thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 42ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 46thMost Patriotic: 47thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 66thMost Subsidized Industry: 170thMost Corrupt Governments: 171stMost Efficient Economies: 180thLargest Governments: 191stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 221stMost Avoided: 238thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 282ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 337thLowest Crime Rates: 406thFattest Citizens: 506thLargest Retail Industry: 573rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 573rdMost Primitive: 902ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,530thLargest Populations: 1,558thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,778thMost Stationary: 1,905thTop
Most Ignorant Citizens: 3,403rdRudest Citizens: 5,456thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 5,805thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,928thMost Influential: 11,929thTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 15,412thLargest Publishing Industry: 15,613thMost Scientifically Advanced: 19,648thMost Conservative: 20,124thLongest Average Lifespans: 20,682ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 21,483rdMost Advanced Public Education: 24,692ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 24,811thMost Devout: 26,150th
Highest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Patriotic: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionTop
Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the region

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