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Largest Welfare Programs: 494th Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 612th Most Compassionate Citizens: 874th
The Thomistic Republic of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
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United Massachusetts

Population7.356 billion

CapitalNew Boston
LeaderCardinal Alexander Sullivan

CurrencyLifeMark
AnimalPug

The Thomistic Republic of United Massachusetts is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Cardinal Alexander Sullivan with a fair hand, and remarkable for its complete lack of prisons, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 7.356 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 juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Boston. The average income tax rate is 98.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Bay Statian economy, worth a remarkable 1,230 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 167,326 LifeMarks, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Kids laugh off vandalism and arson as "just fun", standing on a chair to reach a top shelf is seen as evidence of narcissistic personality disorder, there's a lot of mouth-breathers about these days, and frat-house partying has become the national pastime. 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 5,586th in the world and 6th in Right to Life for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 15,142.49 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Largest Welfare Programs: 494thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 612thMost Compassionate Citizens: 874thMost Pacifist: 915thMost Advanced Public Transport: 958thNicest Citizens: 964thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,220thMost Inclusive: 1,280thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,334thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,362ndMost Developed: 1,452ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,547thTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 1,736thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,757thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,785thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,136thLargest Governments: 2,143rdBest Weather: 2,215thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,251stMost Subsidized Industry: 2,252ndMost Beautiful Environments: 2,370thMost Cultured: 2,382ndSafest: 2,506thSmartest Citizens: 3,277thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,341stMost Rebellious Youth: 3,541stLowest Crime Rates: 3,815thMost Devout: 4,033rdMost Efficient Economies: 5,355thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,586thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,842ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,908thMost Influential: 7,647thTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 9,240thHighest Average Incomes: 9,434thHighest Economic Output: 11,508thMost Income Equality: 15,073rdMost Politically Free: 15,171st
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionMost Developed: 3rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionBest Weather: 3rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionMost Politically Free: 4th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 5th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Extreme: 5th in the regionMost Income Equality: 6th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 6th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 6th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 7th in the region

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