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Largest Welfare Programs: 587th Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 651st Most Compassionate Citizens: 942nd
The Comrade-Chairman-Delegate of
Liberal Democratic Socialists Open-Minded Education State
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Apprentice
WA Delegate
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Civil Rights
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Economy
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Political Freedom
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United Massachusetts

Population6.44 billion

CapitalNew Boston
LeaderCardinal Alexander Sullivan

CurrencyLifeMark
AnimalPug

The Comrade-Chairman-Delegate of United Massachusetts is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Cardinal Alexander Sullivan with a fair hand, and remarkable for its daily referendums, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 6.44 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, Environment, and Welfare. 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 a remarkable 1,045 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 162,358 LifeMarks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

There's never a spare chair in the retirement home, the government is hoping that medical aid will speak louder than human rights abuses, solving crossword puzzles requires fluency in at least five languages, and the reams of paperwork accompanying any electronic item are a recognised contributor to national deforestation. 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 170,213th in the world and 71st in Right to Life for Most Corrupt Governments, with 0.32 Kickbacks Per Hour.

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Largest Welfare Programs: 587thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 651stMost Compassionate Citizens: 942ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 988thNicest Citizens: 1,034thMost Pacifist: 1,048thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,194thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,355thMost Inclusive: 1,458thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,489thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,680thTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 1,866thHealthiest Citizens: 1,957thMost Developed: 2,123rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,195thBest Weather: 2,277thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,340thLargest Governments: 2,342ndMost Subsidized Industry: 2,420thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,430thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,500thMost Cultured: 2,549thSafest: 2,802ndSmartest Citizens: 3,684thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,836thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,360thMost Devout: 4,461stLowest Crime Rates: 4,673rdMost Efficient Economies: 5,721stLargest Publishing Industry: 6,566thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,602ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,652ndTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 10,455thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,700thHighest Economic Output: 13,414th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionBest Weather: 3rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Developed: 4th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 4th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Politically Free: 5th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 6th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 6th in the regionSafest: 7th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 7th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 7th in the region

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