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The Queendom of Mastariere

“People think it be like it be, but it do.”

Category: Democratic Socialists
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Regional Influence: Squire

Location: The East Pacific



Population4.754 billion

LeaderQueen Beyoncé


The Queendom of Mastariere is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Queen Beyoncé with an even hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, anti-smoking policies, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate population of 4.754 billion Mastariereans are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. The average income tax rate is 69.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Mastarierean economy, worth 342 trillion Ducks a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. Average income is 72,071 Ducks, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Sending sick politicians "Get Well Soon" cards is considered bribery, the Intelligence services are renowned for their godless ways, only AIs know why the nation is rapidly increasing its semiconductor stockpile, and immigrants who carry knives on them are presumed to be chefs. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Mastariere's national animal is the Basilisk, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Kpop.

Mastariere is ranked 200,206th in the world and 7,778th in The East Pacific for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring -7.73 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,971stMost Influential: 2,097thTop
Best Weather: 9,142ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 10,306thTop
Safest: 11,738thMost Beautiful Environments: 12,281stMost Pacifist: 12,914thMost Inclusive: 13,188thHealthiest Citizens: 13,250thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,253rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,296thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,669thLongest Average Lifespans: 15,018thMost Secular: 18,486thMost Scientifically Advanced: 19,539thMost Income Equality: 19,819thMost Advanced Public Education: 19,843rdMost Cultured: 19,925thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 19,976thLargest Information Technology Sector: 20,597thMost Stationary: 21,509th
Most Influential: 105th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 115th in the regionBest Weather: 288th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 311th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 356th in the regionSafest: 394th in the regionMost Stationary: 394th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 398th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 408th in the regionMost Inclusive: 427th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 433rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 444th in the regionTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 482nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 493rd in the regionMost Cultured: 545th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 555th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 589th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 607th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 616th in the regionMost Secular: 627th in the regionLargest Populations: 644th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 651st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 678th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 747th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 806th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 840th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 864th in the region

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