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A Slanted Black Stripe was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 119
Largest Publishing Industry: 274thMost Valuable International Artwork: 469thBest Weather: 470th
The TEP Citizen of
Democratic Socialists
What color is your stripe?
The Reluctant Delegate
Influence
Apprentice
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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A Slanted Black Stripe

Population24.361 billion

CapitalSan Francisco
LeaderThe Reluctant Delegate
FaithAll are Welcome

Currencystripenote
Animalzebra

The TEP Citizen of A Slanted Black Stripe is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by The Reluctant Delegate with an even hand, and remarkable for its anti-smoking policies, irreverence towards religion, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 24.361 billion Slantees are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The medium-sized, socially-minded 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 91.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Slanted Black Stripean economy, worth a remarkable 4,632 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 190,140 stripenotes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Little League matches are often attended by riot police with water cannon... just in case, the number of students attending university has reached a record high, citizens must have a license to operate a computer, and businesses often fire workers in favour of cheaper automatic systems. 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 206,795th in the world and 8,867th in The East Pacific for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -26.23 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Largest Publishing Industry: 274thMost Valuable International Artwork: 469thBest Weather: 470thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 511thMost Beautiful Environments: 547thMost Pacifist: 559thMost Influential: 766thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 804thNicest Citizens: 1,015thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,019thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,054thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,119thMost Developed: 1,299thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,318thHealthiest Citizens: 1,325thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,458thMost Cultured: 1,484thMost Inclusive: 1,530thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,655thSmartest Citizens: 1,660thHighest Economic Output: 2,030thTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 2,792ndMost Stationary: 2,955thSafest: 3,292ndLargest Populations: 3,795thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,175thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,671stLargest Governments: 5,213thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,387thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,466thHighest Average Incomes: 7,284thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,444thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,666thTop
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Most Secular: 12,904thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,640thMost Efficient Economies: 13,797thMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,712thLowest Crime Rates: 16,015thNudest: 20,310th
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Largest Publishing Industry: 9th in the regionBest Weather: 12th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 13th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 14th in the regionMost Pacifist: 14th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 18th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 21st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 25th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 26th in the regionMost Influential: 27th in the regionNicest Citizens: 28th in the regionLargest Populations: 28th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 30th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 33rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 34th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 34th in the regionMost Cultured: 34th in the regionMost Developed: 35th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 36th in the regionMost Stationary: 40th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 44th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 50th in the regionMost Inclusive: 60th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 75th in the regionTop
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Safest: 90th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 102nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 130th in the regionLargest Governments: 131st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 147th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 162nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 180th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 185th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 206th in the regionNudest: 353rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 368th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 386th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 427th in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 457th in the regionMost Secular: 458th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 705th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 714th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 263 » Freedom Fascists, Lyontisia, Lanagon, Duracell, Southern Yugoslavia, Trimmania, Urimel, Goodnamesarerare, Adolanta, Brotherland, Adavan, Wizardonia, Norport, Drunken Seal Islands, Unger under over, The Underwood Industrial Empire, Bakaworld, Islandian Free States, TethehAlla, Taurora, Ridann, Republic of Berzerkistan, Axdel, Outer Verron Swicia Islands, Packilvania, Zang0, Joundia, ReeK, Aihon, Biggstonia, Hobbesistan, Wanabe, Styklelilere, Great Aztlatan CommonWealth, The Soviet Space Commie Union, Cacocu, Asendavia, Bytes, Am Echad, AngusEssa, Kelsyth, Kyrloth, Kyrtizhan, The Almighty Country, Proslan, Bullpups, Ad Honorem Dei, H-Zhena, Pengnia, Squid Ruinosa, and 213 others.New Birblands, Mundiferrum, Wiranath, Kublam, Tshana, Imperial Akatsuki, Sansangra, Riveraland, Mirasiro, Reftaria, Socialist Holy American Empire, Kampf Empire, VW53Aland, Aeljae, Qui sequuntur somnia, 0KXRg9C5, Bai Lung, Kelssek, Peryn, Arcanama, Sufjan Stevens Fans, Blobbo, British Calradia, Swiftwhiskers, Squarist Republic of Squaria, United China Nation, Traders Republic, Cantonese Union, Neruch, Bliacor, Nifalembria Zamingstan, Wallenburg, Chols Worithopia, The island of Kiria, CheeseBurrito, United Nations of Hawklandia, Tuvaltastan, Nouvelle Utopie, Our Gods, Osterreich und Ungarn, Mer Dieu, Adioration, New Terabithia, Norgsveldet, Dragons Blood, Kalaratri, Hizuru, Kario and Nix, Emberwood Coast, Indrapore, The United Asian Republics, Wersh, Jordanistan22, Goral, Pekweng, Stellar Colonies, The Death Syndicate, Sojaristan, Abtracnt, The United Neo American Union, Under Upper Antartica, Slongs, Harro Waarudho, Kangarawa, Liberstankonia, BearStackof2015, New Liberitad, The Solar Ottomans, Broengtopia, Dreamersistan, Enlil, Libertanny, Euricanis, Grossvietnam, Barfleur, La xinga, Iodinia, Stanisiti, Matdor, Servants of Gizmo, Anarthoria, Brethren, Chria Deau, ArenaC, Monteconstance, Arkantis, Amjedia, Layngderfleethe, Empire of Ice Reloaded, New Leganes, Eagas, Marrabuk, Kilkire, Wolemoer, Rhealaliit, The Empire of Rijelv, Soirwren, Dracacre, Fahrul, Davinhia, Monezambique, Titanomachia, North Insomnia, Eridue, Dirty Americans, East Malaysia, Enou, Vilit Umanstan, Slys Paws, Sen Jast, Dragonia, Solis Ortis, Headpat Central, The Romanum Legio, Firenation91, Kagorg Bra Corna, Todd McCloud, Tawuse, Someseni, The Militarius Imperium, Merlovich, Evrigenis, Modra, Rainbow Vests, Bharatewa, Morrowine, Interdimensional Waifus, La Isla Nueva, FreedomIand, The Unity Sisters, United Edwards, VernKhalla, Arouran, Habsburg-Lorriane, Win Red, Acronis, Monix, Stumptopia, Bachtendekuppen, Yelkinam, Zukchiva, Rage Mage, Great Algerstonia, Sedequia, Kevduxia, Australinea, Pakitsk, Calbee, Ripsylvania, Republic of New India, Fellon, Bzux, Bermadia, Quartzland, Trulu, Tretrid, The Eternal Land of Jong, Staynes, Greater New Cassandra, Distro-Spartica, Vaskeden, Lingu, Coruh, Rohanland, Schrebia, Azureano, Raunch, Kucia, I-America-I, Waldenes, Lilisk, Virgoliaendorses, Tantia, BuciLand, The Three States of Fortuna, Peoples Republic of GG, Sokala, Roissyland, Aivintis, Jakubonia, Quinto Piano, Khadah, Oofery, Woodsind, Mays Austrian Nation, Puelo, San Castillo, Eudinity, Moszce-Walvard, The Brazillian Parlament Of Idideology, Didusland, Tseriesiscoming, Grey Haven of Tauraucania, SecularNorth, La Floride, TM-Jesselton, Imprisoned Freeman, The Atlae Isles, Washingtonian Order, Sudhiria, Songaria, Flench, Calmarya, Filipopol, Halaethaed Commune, Arkalarius, Quail Empire, Philville2, A mean old man, Santalcine, Under Sea Desert, Nevertopia, and Santa Dystopia.

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