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A Slanted Black Stripe was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 119
Largest Publishing Industry: 291stBest Weather: 504thMost Valuable International Artwork: 515th
The Fully Vaccinatied of
Democratic Socialists
What color is your stripe?
The Reluctant Delegate
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Very Good

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A Slanted Black Stripe

Population28.468 billion

CapitalSan Francisco
LeaderThe Reluctant Delegate
FaithAll are Welcome


The Fully Vaccinatied of A Slanted Black Stripe is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by The Reluctant Delegate with an even hand, and notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, complete lack of prisons, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 28.468 billion Slantees 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, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of San Francisco. The average income tax rate is 93.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Slanted Black Stripean economy, worth a remarkable 5,300 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 186,176 stripenotes, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Recognizing the Slanted Black Stripean flag qualifies you for citizenship, professionals are ready to retire by the time they receive permission to use their credentials, foreign policy is to avoid standing up to bullies, and power stations shutting down at night has made bedtime reading tricky. 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 18,116th in the world and 908th in The East Pacific for Most Income Equality, scoring 81.31 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

Largest Publishing Industry: 291stBest Weather: 504thMost Valuable International Artwork: 515thMost Beautiful Environments: 575thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 620thMost Pacifist: 764thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,058thMost Influential: 1,095thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,157thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,338thHighest Food Quality: 1,383rdHealthiest Citizens: 1,395thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,397thNicest Citizens: 1,423rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,424thMost Developed: 1,437thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,516thMost Cultured: 1,561stLongest Average Lifespans: 1,705thSmartest Citizens: 1,800thMost Inclusive: 2,017thHighest Economic Output: 2,268thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,578thMost Stationary: 2,591stTop
Safest: 3,118thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,443rdLargest Populations: 3,562ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,854thMost Secular: 5,177thLargest Governments: 5,347thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,548thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,399thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,158thHighest Average Incomes: 8,923rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8,939thTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 14,393rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,630thMost Efficient Economies: 15,362ndMost Income Equality: 18,116thMost Scientifically Advanced: 18,843rd
Largest Publishing Industry: 8th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 12th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 13th in the regionBest Weather: 13th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 18th in the regionMost Pacifist: 18th in the regionLargest Populations: 25th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 27th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 30th in the regionMost Cultured: 32nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 36th in the regionMost Influential: 36th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 37th in the regionMost Stationary: 38th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 38th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 38th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 39th in the regionNicest Citizens: 39th in the regionMost Developed: 41st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 44th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 48th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 50th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 54th in the regionMost Inclusive: 67th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 67th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 84th in the regionSafest: 106th in the regionTop
Largest Governments: 154th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 155th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 166th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 177th in the regionMost Secular: 179th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 223rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 226th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 244th in the regionNudest: 298th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 351st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 376th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 406th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 554th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 625th in the regionTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 885th in the regionMost Income Equality: 908th in the regionLargest Black Market: 1,159th in the region

World Assembly

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