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United Massachusetts

Population8.663 billion

CapitalNew Boston
LeaderCardinal Alexander Sullivan


The Thomistic Republic of United Massachusetts is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Cardinal Alexander Sullivan with a fair hand, and notable for its daily referendums, national health service, and otherworldly petting zoo. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 8.663 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 receives no funds. 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 1,451 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 183,354th in the world and 84th in Right to Life for Most Average, scoring 27.79 on the Average Standardized Normality Scale.

Largest Welfare Programs: 516thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 657thMost Pacifist: 814thMost Compassionate Citizens: 942ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,001stNicest Citizens: 1,020thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,252ndMost Developed: 1,299thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,364thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,388thMost Inclusive: 1,414thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,539thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,652ndHealthiest Citizens: 1,821stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,832ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,132ndBest Weather: 2,163rdLargest Governments: 2,206thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,275thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,342ndTop
Most Cultured: 2,462ndSafest: 2,553rdMost Subsidized Industry: 2,755thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,137thSmartest Citizens: 3,381stMost Rebellious Youth: 3,632ndLowest Crime Rates: 3,801stMost Devout: 4,413thMost Influential: 5,802ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,067thMost Efficient Economies: 6,152ndLargest Publishing Industry: 6,152ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,976thHighest Average Incomes: 10,169thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,215thHighest Economic Output: 10,687thTop
Most Income Equality: 16,446thMost Valuable International Artwork: 18,035thMost Politically Free: 21,126th
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 Extensive Civil Rights: 4th in the regionMost Income Equality: 4th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionTop
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 Cultured: 5th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 5th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 8th in the regionSafest: 8th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 9th in the region

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