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The Free Land of Massacia

“I think I might have some idea of what I'm doing”

Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
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Regional Influence: Page

Location: the South Pacific



Population370 million

AnimalNonexistent Giraffe

The Free Land of Massacia is a huge, safe nation, remarkable for its compulsory military service, prohibition of alcohol, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 370 million Massacians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. The average income tax rate is 75.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Massacian economy, worth 44.2 trillion Pebbles a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, fairly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Retail. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 119,481 Pebbles, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Massacia is increasingly belligerent on the international stage, high-income earners pay a 100% tax rate, people's charity begins and ends at home, and mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest-growing field. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Massacia's national animal is the Nonexistent Giraffe, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Massacia is ranked 152,215th in the world and 6,752nd in the South Pacific for Highest Unexpected Death Rate, scoring 25.32 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 586thTop
Most Influential: 2,643rdMost Authoritarian: 3,949thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,397thMost Conservative: 5,300thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,539thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,775thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,507thTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 10,144thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11,109thMost Extreme: 11,970thLowest Crime Rates: 12,109thLargest Mining Sector: 14,821stMost Secular: 15,500thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,373rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 17,599thHighest Average Tax Rates: 17,911thLargest Governments: 18,244th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 106th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 143rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 159th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 182nd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 222nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 240th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 276th in the regionMost Extreme: 286th in the regionMost Conservative: 303rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 311th in the regionMost Influential: 330th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 333rd in the regionTop
Largest Mining Sector: 413th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 460th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 473rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 485th in the regionLargest Governments: 488th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 509th in the regionMost Secular: 519th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 549th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 573rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 595th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 597th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 659th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 664th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 689th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Massacia, mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest-growing field.
  • : Following new legislation in Massacia, people's charity begins and ends at home.
  • : Massacia was endorsed by The Kingdom of Roveta.
  • : Massacia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes, Highest Average Tax Rates, and Largest Governments.
  • : Following new legislation in Massacia, high-income earners pay a 100% tax rate.
  • : Following new legislation in Massacia, Massacia is increasingly belligerent on the international stage.
  • : Following new legislation in Massacia, the deceased are buried mostly to hide them from state-sanctioned corpse-collectors.
  • : Massacia was endorsed by The Federation of Tadreodal.
  • : Following new legislation in Massacia, gift hampers filled with delicious beef jerky are sent to newly communist nations.
  • : Following new legislation in Massacia, the booming slave trade is now government-funded.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 224 » Amerion, Beepee, The Filippinas, Isles of Creckero, Si-topia, The Solar System Scope, Curlyhoward, Erinor, Tsvetania, Centristvill, Kiasu-ism, Fighting Kawi Ninja, Linguiniland, Madreia, Aumeltopia, Concrete Slab, Tsunamy, Volaworand, Hanguk-Nippon, Nova Montron, Nowa Europa, Hutington, Luddinlande, Theorin, Bear Connors Paradiso, Seliyan progressive Islands, Yeldarbsland, Pencil Sharpeners 2, Aidenfieeld, Outer Utonixick Gollinican, Rebel-topia, Steampunk Engineers, Qvait, Imperial Duck, Drystar, South Central Siberia, Jehenna, The United Expanse, Havenfell, Land Without Shrimp, Democratic Parndia, Stoniamera, Manniskoslaktet, Malonereich, Realms of Madness, Darakin, Qawe, Silberne Wache, USNE2018, Omiri, and 174 others.Abarri, Lambdaland, Phanama, Proctethia, HUElavia, New Eponia, Grianal, Rly8h, Saciu, State of Iowa, Bleakfoot, The West Valley Mountains, Wehraboos, Crystal Creation, Isokenzar, Blaash, Fedellat, Dawn Valley, Sthalrim, Novaexus, New Briantown, Techganet, Earth Orbit, Empa Aserium, United Federated States of Omega, Tepertopia, Hapia Godororland, Terran Draconia, Bizzie, Fasire, Bawkie, Cohors Stercore, Utondara, Noire Denholm, Oreo States, Ariankido, Cuuldere, Rabbitz, Wyatonians, Native Inhabitants of Antarctica, Great Andora, Farengeto, Direwolf1, PenguinPies, The Two Jerseys, Gentea, St Oaks, The 3rdGodKing, Nordafrik Conclaves, Pamela And Hepatitis, Madhonia, Hanskarr, Hesrova, The naked people, Arkalon, Linden Oak, The Derpy Democratic Republic Of Herp, Southern Numenor, Baltenlands, GI-Land, Esoteric Cowboyist-Primitivism, Greater Scott Islands, Nmaeda, Gentle Propositions, Westlantis, Pmta, Floofoland, Kandorith, Dankstergrad, Sanden, Mechanocs, Pax Dracon, Sagada, Three Rivia Levr, Potion Seller, V3rmont, Yellunstryer, Escevola, North Kanuckistan, Malkotistan, North Anatnom, Bantan, Velarin, FreeFishers, Vos Dothrak, Wese Zippopiteradgil, Kholdan, Calistan, A Frog Dimension, Esfalsa, Eigenina, Japanese Federal Republic, Tarnik, Aksandria, Zaelith, Runsiya, Nankyoku Tairiku, Anthans Island, Ugranda, Vitadia, Lincoln Village, Coco Puffs Cereal Nation 2, Auvistria, Strandtown, Ralphburg, HOUSE AHSANUL, Saoirsene, Corbastan, Reptilians from the Alternate Earth, Lesinteil, United Great Holy Empire, Anachronolandia, Doundaly, SULILAND, TubaCoffee, Bentwaters, Antarctic Empires, Free Rad, Helvumbia, A leftover country, RestartAll, Rad Asia, Aurcania, Sedunn, Shefino, Dereistic, Mantas Meow, Aguatania, Lan Inton, Kazov, Lioniel, Arctic Sverige, The Drakan Republic, Holy Free, Domen Lespri, Thliohnaf, Eastern Nyan, Mona Landia, Proculis, Blahblah2017, Los Lonley Boys, The Worst army of, Bergenu, Great Novania, Substitute name, Pays de Loire, Moreana, WTP All the good names are taken, Agalaesia, Poopisiya, Gliasco, Ebonhand, Kringalia, West Pastafaria, InnWorm, Massiviastan, Westoc Kinness, Anserisa, Barabarom, Meridu, Sau Man Frescher, Roterdamia, Humedo, Turks of The Eastern Calculus, Weburya, Malujia, Eskvenn, CzechoSlovakishMoravia, Theuler-Shey Acron, Yan Daryu, Nueva Alta California, Miravana, Tadreodal, and Roveta.

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