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A Slanted Black Stripe was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 119
Largest Publishing Industry: 279thBest Weather: 504thMost Valuable International Artwork: 538th
The Fully Vaccinatied of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
What color is your stripe?
The Reluctant Delegate
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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A Slanted Black Stripe

Population26.693 billion

CapitalSan Francisco
LeaderThe Reluctant Delegate
FaithAll are Welcome


The Fully Vaccinatied of A Slanted Black Stripe is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by The Reluctant Delegate with a fair hand, and renowned for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, compulsory vegetarianism, and ban on automobiles. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 26.693 billion Slantees enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of San Francisco. The average income tax rate is 92.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Slanted Black Stripean economy, worth a remarkable 4,961 trillion stripenotes a year, is quite specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 185,890 stripenotes, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Pedal-powered removal vans are a popular Maxxmas gift for the children of separated parents, the name of the "Butcher of Bigtopia" adorns shirts across A Slanted Black Stripe, the new coalition government is so large nobody knows where it begins, and The Reluctant Delegate seems to wear red a lot these days. Crime is totally unknown. A Slanted Black Stripe's national animal is the zebra, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is All are Welcome.

A Slanted Black Stripe is ranked 195,256th in the world and 5,951st in The East Pacific for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring 482.55 on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

Largest Publishing Industry: 279thBest Weather: 504thMost Valuable International Artwork: 538thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 553rdMost Beautiful Environments: 561stMost Pacifist: 662ndMost Influential: 985thMost Rebellious Youth: 999thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,062ndNicest Citizens: 1,218thHighest Food Quality: 1,259thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,275thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,313thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,344thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,353rdHealthiest Citizens: 1,361stMost Developed: 1,361stMost Cultured: 1,470thSmartest Citizens: 1,663rdLongest Average Lifespans: 1,679thMost Inclusive: 1,778thTop
Highest Economic Output: 2,180thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,599thMost Stationary: 2,769thSafest: 3,156thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,396thLargest Populations: 3,682ndLargest Governments: 5,220thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,758thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,853rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,884thHighest Average Incomes: 8,415thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,622ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9,106thTop
Nudest: 12,176thMost Secular: 12,926thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,164thMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,599thLowest Crime Rates: 14,610thMost Efficient Economies: 15,543rdMost Income Equality: 16,624th
Largest Publishing Industry: 9th in the regionBest Weather: 14th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 14th in the regionMost Pacifist: 16th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 22nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 23rd in the regionLargest Populations: 26th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 27th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 30th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 30th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 33rd in the regionMost Cultured: 34th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 36th in the regionNicest Citizens: 37th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 37th in the regionMost Influential: 38th in the regionMost Stationary: 38th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 39th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 40th in the regionMost Developed: 46th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 46th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 52nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 53rd in the regionTop
Most Inclusive: 71st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 73rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 90th in the regionSafest: 100th in the regionLargest Governments: 150th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 163rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 193rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 199th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 226th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 232nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 256th in the regionNudest: 270th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 383rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 422nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 425th in the regionMost Secular: 431st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 447th in the region

World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 245 » Freedom Fascists, Lyontisia, Lanagon, Duracell, Southern Yugoslavia, Trimmania, Goodnamesarerare, Brotherland, Adavan, Drunken Seal Islands, Unger under over, The Underwood Industrial Empire, Islandian Free States, Taurora, Ridann, Republic of Berzerkistan, Axdel, Packilvania, Zang0, Joundia, ReeK, Aihon, Biggstonia, Hobbesistan, Wanabe, Styklelilere, Great Aztlatan CommonWealth, The Soviet Space Commie Union, Cacocu, Am Echad, Kelsyth, Kyrtizhan, The Almighty Country, Bullpups, Ad Honorem Dei, H-Zhena, Pengnia, New Birblands, Mundiferrum, Wiranath, Kublam, Tshana, Imperial Akatsuki, Kampf Empire, VW53Aland, Aeljae, Bai Lung, Kelssek, Squarist Republic of Squaria, United China Nation, and 195 others.Traders Republic, The island of Kiria, Our Gods, Dragons Blood, Kalaratri, Indrapore, The United Asian Republics, Pekweng, The Death Syndicate, Abtracnt, Under Upper Antartica, Slongs, Harro Waarudho, Kangarawa, BearStackof2015, The Solar Ottomans, Dreamersistan, Enlil, Euricanis, Grossvietnam, Barfleur, Iodinia, Servants of Gizmo, Chria Deau, Monteconstance, Amjedia, New Leganes, Marrabuk, Kilkire, Wolemoer, Rhealaliit, The Empire of Rijelv, Soirwren, Davinhia, Monezambique, East Malaysia, Enou, Slys Paws, Sen Jast, Dragonia, Headpat Central, Firenation91, Kagorg Bra Corna, Todd McCloud, Tawuse, The Militarius Imperium, Merlovich, Rainbow Vests, Bharatewa, Interdimensional Waifus, FreedomIand, Arouran, Bachtendekuppen, Pakitsk, Ripsylvania, Fellon, Staynes, Greater New Cassandra, Distro-Spartica, Lingu, Azureano, Kucia, Tantia, The Three States of Fortuna, Roissyland, Khadah, Imprisoned Freeman, Arkalarius, A mean old man, Santa Dystopia, Survivoristan, Fuflix workers union, Samaltak True, Eastern Hyront Scassen, Stellar Colonies, Volinovia, The Federation of Osea and Yukotobonia, ArenaC, Dravida India, Gunov, Layngderfleethe, Coruh, Oofery, Modra, New Cobastheia, Plazland, Roma IV, Centrical Union, Acronis, Debluu, Nevertopia, Sunsistan, Tassirion, Wallenburg, Danelaw Scandinavia, Zeiberland, Dannemarie, Wakeopolis, CheeseBurrito, Blobbo, Asendavia, 3 14159265358979323846264, From New World, ReReReRepublic, Rabarbarys, Sudarshan, Cacnesia, Rocie, Beemunism, Juliania Secundus, Albrook, Arasakami, Cellar Doors, Beausylvana, Devlon, CANZUK 1, Clarence-Voslage, Airrajul, Crucifer, Zukish, Adolanta, Cisdaniria, Zidium, Capitalist Golborne, Shavara, Dahom, Developing World, Dorles, North Bernia, Eastern Alksearia, Obridles, Johor DT, Jove Mahmo, Tofoon, Empire of Dabiristan, Cafe Hell, Pirnovo, Argentianworkslasia, West Nagato, Spiruvania, Catlovenia, Lueva, Blobon, Technocratic Tagalog, Vessarlian, New Era states, Preat, Nythi, Aquyia, Maricentria, Aivintis, Veterans Association, Northern Celavon, Sapre, Greater Lessville, Vaskeden, Colligation, Mangonatania, ABM IS NOT A REAL STRAND, The 7th Coalition of Alba, Patucandia, Lilisk, Vuclen, Formaro, Sandboxford, Anfair, Newdayo, The Atlae Isles, Wesonga, Saint Richelieu, Urandua, Emberwood Coast, Kurogasa, Awootism, Quebec-and-Maritimes, Tennabroch, In Insulam Autem Sanguis Et Magia, Hizuru, Bakla Island, Sokala, Yossito II, Alemannian Empire, Edwardsport, Dryzia, Vul Handa, Juangpen, Wrengoh, Auslivia, Strasserist, Graumetia, Nazarewycz, Outer Poggersdorf, Squid Ruinosa, EmpireBR, and Nereua.

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