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The Anablephobia of Straight Arm Salute

“Strawberries are packed with fiber!”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Average
Economy:
Reasonable
Political Freedoms:
Average

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Elysium

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The Anablephobia of Straight Arm Salute is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by The Lord Sir Supreme Esquire with an even hand, and remarkable for its punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed population of 16.813 billion Straight Arm Saluteans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of the Environment, Education, and Law & Order. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of xXx360NOSCOPExXx. The average income tax rate is 78%, and even higher for the wealthy. The private sector is almost wholly made up of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out.

The tenet of free speech is held dear, nude art is becoming wildly popular, innocent defendants often plead guilty for fear of receiving a much harsher sentence before jury, and commercial jingles have been ham-handedly forced into world renowned symphonies. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Straight Arm Salute's national animal is the Roflcopter, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the mint condition Star Wars action figure.

Straight Arm Salute is ranked 9th in Elysium and 4,258th in the world for Best Weather, with 194 Metres of Sunlight Above Expected.

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