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Largest Welfare Programs: 599th Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 776th Most Compassionate Citizens: 915th
The Roman Catholic Commonwealth of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Stat crux dum volvitur orbis
Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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United Massachusetts

Population5.693 billion

CapitalNew Boston
LeaderCardinal Alexander Sullivan

CurrencyLifeMark
AnimalPug

The Roman Catholic Commonwealth of United Massachusetts is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Cardinal Alexander Sullivan with a fair hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, national health service, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 5.693 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 98.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Bay Statian economy, worth 920 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 161,740 LifeMarks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Bay Staters seem to be catching more chills, grocery stores can be audibly identified by the giggling emerging from them, explicit slash fiction is repackaged for kindergarten kids as stories about friends cuddling friends, and the new national campaign exhorts men to "Show Some Class - Don't Sit On Your Ass". 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 158,879th in the world and 74th in Right to Life for Largest Mining Sector, scoring -24.41 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

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Largest Welfare Programs: 599thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 776thMost Compassionate Citizens: 915thNicest Citizens: 1,020thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,028thMost Pacifist: 1,037thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,189thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,386thMost Inclusive: 1,416thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,527thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 1,660thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,871stHealthiest Citizens: 1,940thMost Developed: 2,090thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,194thBest Weather: 2,298thLargest Governments: 2,339thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,341stMost Beautiful Environments: 2,498thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,540thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,541stMost Cultured: 2,735thSafest: 2,838thSmartest Citizens: 3,676thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,217thMost Devout: 4,296thLowest Crime Rates: 4,556thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,618thMost Influential: 5,208thMost Efficient Economies: 5,739thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,358thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,762ndTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 10,066thHighest Average Incomes: 10,132ndHighest Economic Output: 14,477th
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Most Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 3rd in the regionBest Weather: 3rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rd in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Cultured: 4th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 4th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 5th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 7th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 7th in the region

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