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Largest Welfare Programs: 515thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 652ndMost Pacifist: 814th
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United Massachusetts

Population8.685 billion

CapitalNew Boston
LeaderCardinal Alexander Sullivan

CurrencyLifeMark
AnimalPug

The Thomistic Republic of United Massachusetts is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Cardinal Alexander Sullivan with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, free-roaming dinosaurs, and complete lack of prisons. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 8.685 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, although Welfare, Environment, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Defense is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Boston. The average income tax rate is 98.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Bay Statian economy, worth a remarkable 1,455 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 167,564 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 3,134th in the world and 3rd in Right to Life for Highest Poor Incomes, with 152,281.04 Standard Monetary Units.

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Largest Welfare Programs: 515thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 652ndMost Pacifist: 814thMost Compassionate Citizens: 946thMost Advanced Public Transport: 997thNicest Citizens: 1,024thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,238thMost Developed: 1,303rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,366thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,386thMost Inclusive: 1,419thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,537thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,659thHealthiest Citizens: 1,823rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,828thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,132ndBest Weather: 2,172ndLargest Governments: 2,209thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,281stTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 2,340thMost Cultured: 2,463rdSafest: 2,538thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,763rdHighest Poor Incomes: 3,134thSmartest Citizens: 3,375thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,640thLowest Crime Rates: 3,787thMost Devout: 4,388thMost Influential: 5,774thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,060thMost Efficient Economies: 6,134thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,158thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,983rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,143rdHighest Average Incomes: 10,156thHighest Economic Output: 10,685thTop
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Most Income Equality: 15,963rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 18,063rdMost Politically Free: 21,259th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Free: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionBest Weather: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Income Equality: 4th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 5th in the regionMost Influential: 5th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 5th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 5th in the regionMost Cultured: 5th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 6th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 8th in the regionSafest: 8th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 9th in the region

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