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United Massachusetts

Population8.916 billion

CapitalNew Boston
LeaderCardinal Alexander Sullivan

CurrencyLifeMark
AnimalPug

The Thomistic Republic of United Massachusetts is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Cardinal Alexander Sullivan with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, complete lack of prisons, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 8.916 billion Bay Staters love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, socially-minded, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Welfare, Environment, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Defense receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Boston. The average income tax rate is 98.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Bay Statian economy, worth a remarkable 1,495 trillion LifeMarks a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 167,720 LifeMarks, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation's taxpayers pay for foreign government's extravagances, hiding wrinkles with make-up is illegal, bargain hunters descend on disaster zones for a quick spot of grocery shopping, and in court almost every witness is a hostile witness. Crime is totally unknown. United Massachusetts's national animal is the Pug, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

United Massachusetts is ranked 1,224th in the world and 2nd in Right to Life for Least Corrupt Governments, with 96.97 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Largest Welfare Programs: 500thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 626thMost Pacifist: 830thMost Compassionate Citizens: 955thMost Advanced Public Transport: 957thNicest Citizens: 1,036thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,224thMost Developed: 1,289thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,328thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,345thMost Inclusive: 1,436thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,487thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,618thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,721stHealthiest Citizens: 1,789thTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,119thBest Weather: 2,162ndLargest Governments: 2,165thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,255thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,301stMost Cultured: 2,384thSafest: 2,513thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,873rdHighest Poor Incomes: 3,099thSmartest Citizens: 3,324thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,681stLowest Crime Rates: 3,717thMost Devout: 4,331stMost Influential: 5,733rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,045thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,212thMost Efficient Economies: 6,221stLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,051stHighest Average Incomes: 10,148thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,466thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 10,604thMost Income Equality: 13,743rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 18,384th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Free: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 3rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 4th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 4th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionMost Income Equality: 5th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 6th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 6th in the regionSafest: 7th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 7th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 8th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 8th in the region

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