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Largest Welfare Programs: 491stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 622ndMost Pacifist: 818th
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United Massachusetts

Population9.142 billion

CapitalNew Boston
LeaderCardinal Alexander Sullivan

CurrencyLifeMark
AnimalPug

The Thomistic Republic of United Massachusetts is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Cardinal Alexander Sullivan with a fair hand, and remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 9.142 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 is ignored. 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 1,531 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 167,500 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, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. United Massachusetts's national animal is the Pug, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

United Massachusetts is ranked 203,829th in the world and 98th in Right to Life for Highest Crime Rates, with 1.53 Crimes Per Hour.

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Largest Welfare Programs: 491stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 622ndMost Pacifist: 818thMost Advanced Public Transport: 928thMost Compassionate Citizens: 962ndNicest Citizens: 1,043rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,191stMost Developed: 1,295thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,310thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,329thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,453rdMost Inclusive: 1,458thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,624thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,644thHealthiest Citizens: 1,768thTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,089thBest Weather: 2,114thLargest Governments: 2,139thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,244thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,258thMost Cultured: 2,388thSafest: 2,460thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,951stSmartest Citizens: 3,278thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,606thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,642ndLowest Crime Rates: 3,682ndMost Devout: 4,345thMost Influential: 5,554thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,986thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,115thMost Efficient Economies: 6,256thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,531stHighest Average Incomes: 10,095thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,185thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 10,418thMost Income Equality: 12,360thMost Valuable International Artwork: 18,659th
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Highest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 2nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionMost Politically Free: 4th in the regionMost Influential: 4th in the regionMost Income Equality: 4th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 6th in the regionSafest: 6th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 7th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 8th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 10th in the region

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