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McMasterdonia was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 151
Most Influential: 105th Largest Black Market: 2,593rd Largest Publishing Industry: 2,989th
The Kianese Empire of
Mother Knows Best State
You have nothing to fear, if you have nothing to hide.
Influence
Squire
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Few

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McMasterdonia

Population14.292 billion

CapitalIntelligentsia
LeaderThe Queen Mother
FaithFlemingovianism

CurrencyLivre
AnimalMcMasterdonian Lion

The Kianese Empire of McMasterdonia is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by The Queen Mother with an iron fist, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, unlimited-speed roads, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, cynical, humorless population of 14.292 billion McMasterdonians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Intelligentsia. The average income tax rate is 69.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming McMasterdonian economy, worth a remarkable 2,076 trillion Livres a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Arms Manufacturing, and Information Technology. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 145,294 Livres, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Short shrift is being given to applications for political asylum from illegal immigrants, the number of deaths due to poor fungus identification is mushrooming, Maxtopian villagers starve by the time McMasterdonian officials even file the appropriate paperwork needed to help them, and foreign spirits are hard to find due to an abundance of "Cletus and Jim Bob's Homemade McMasterdonian Moonshine". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. McMasterdonia's national animal is the McMasterdonian Lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Flemingovianism.

McMasterdonia is ranked 109,381st in the world and 6,060th in The North Pacific for Most Pro-Market, scoring 37.78 on the Rand Index.

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Most Influential: 105thTop
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Largest Black Market: 2,593rdLargest Publishing Industry: 2,989thHealthiest Citizens: 3,512thMost Cultured: 3,876thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,247thHighest Economic Output: 5,626thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,033rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,509thBest Weather: 6,942ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 7,699thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,093rdSmartest Citizens: 8,306thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,613thTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 9,965thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,174thLargest Populations: 10,287thMost Corrupt Governments: 10,605thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,886thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,641stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,934thMost Secular: 12,262ndMost Developed: 13,004thHighest Average Incomes: 13,898thMost Inclusive: 15,514thMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,005thLargest Governments: 16,556thMost Advanced Public Education: 17,013th
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Most Influential: 18th in the regionLargest Black Market: 80th in the regionTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 131st in the regionLargest Populations: 134th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 142nd in the regionMost Cultured: 186th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 194th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 290th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 292nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 301st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 328th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 348th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 366th in the regionBest Weather: 368th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 376th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 389th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 426th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 456th in the regionTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 491st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 562nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 579th in the regionMost Secular: 638th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 663rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 667th in the regionMost Developed: 755th in the regionLargest Governments: 792nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 856th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 869th in the regionMost Inclusive: 890th in the region

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