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A Slanted Black Stripe was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 119
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 45th Most Influential: 185th Largest Publishing Industry: 320th
The Vizier of
Left-wing Utopia
What color is your stripe?
The Reluctant Delegate
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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A Slanted Black Stripe

Population21.755 billion

CapitalSan Francisco
LeaderThe Reluctant Delegate
FaithAll are Welcome


The Vizier of A Slanted Black Stripe is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by The Reluctant Delegate with a fair hand, and remarkable for its smutty television, daily referendums, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 21.755 billion Slantees are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The medium-sized, liberal, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Social Policy. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of San Francisco. The average income tax rate is 82.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Slanted Black Stripean economy, worth a remarkable 4,035 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 185,494 stripenotes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Excessive wheelchair ramps on government buildings have been compared to theme park attractions, vehicular homicide by Slanted Black Stripean ambassadors is a leading cause of death throughout the world's capital cities, calling dibs is an unalienable right, and a vast monorail network carries people all over the country. 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 174,867th in the world and 6,713th in The East Pacific for Largest Mining Sector, scoring -41.62 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 45thMost Influential: 185thLargest Publishing Industry: 320thBest Weather: 445thMost Beautiful Environments: 503rdMost Developed: 632ndLongest Average Lifespans: 765thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 825thMost Pacifist: 898thMost Rebellious Youth: 980thNicest Citizens: 1,136thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,169thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,217thHealthiest Citizens: 1,331stMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,487thMost Cultured: 1,550thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,677thSmartest Citizens: 1,721stTop
Most Inclusive: 1,899thHighest Economic Output: 2,030thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,058thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,062ndMost Stationary: 3,305thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,906thLargest Populations: 4,087thSafest: 4,297thLargest Governments: 6,692ndLargest Welfare Programs: 7,035thHighest Average Incomes: 7,182ndTop
Nudest: 8,895thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,784thMost Secular: 9,816thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,870thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13,120thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,144thMost Efficient Economies: 15,854th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionBest Weather: 10th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 11th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 13th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 14th in the regionMost Developed: 17th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 20th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 22nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 23rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 24th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 24th in the regionNicest Citizens: 25th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 28th in the regionLargest Populations: 31st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 32nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 33rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 33rd in the regionMost Cultured: 35th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 43rd in the regionMost Stationary: 53rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 59th in the regionTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 72nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 75th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 92nd in the regionSafest: 113th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 147th in the regionLargest Governments: 155th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 165th in the regionNudest: 192nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 248th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 276th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 285th in the regionMost Secular: 305th in the regionTop
Most Efficient Economies: 395th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 411th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 427th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 614th in the region

World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 577 » Kaigi, Blazing Samaritan, Todd McCloud, Freedom Fascists, Kriov, Kangarawa, Lyontisia, Lanagon, Duracell, Southern Yugoslavia, Trimmania, Dragonia, Urimel, Amselheim, Goodnamesarerare, Adolanta, Brotherland, Elejamie, Slys Paws, Elkenian, Servants of Gizmo, Adavan, Wizardonia, Bachtendekuppen, Norport, Propwash, Unified Republic of America, Penfifteen, Drunken Seal Islands, Harro Waarudho, Unger under over, The Old Iron Cross, The Underwood Industrial Empire, Concretefacia, New Leganes, Bakaworld, Eurasian Socialist Federation, Survivoristan, The Anarchisticly Lost Canadian North, Ceruleasia, Federated States of Zootron, Islandian Free States, TethehAlla, Imperial Phoenix Terra, The Empire of Rijelv, Taurora, Ridann, Republic of Berzerkistan, Axdel, Lantros, and 527 others.Kagorg Bra Corna, Areast, Outer Verron Swicia Islands, Packilvania, Envisa, Zang0, Joundia, Aelitia, ReeK, Aihon, Roliganistan, Furnifold, Biggstonia, Slui, Hobbesistan, Casa Rojas, New Gehenna, Dremaur, Wanabe, Davinhia, Styklelilere, Bolshikstan, Skandinavistan, Great Aztlatan CommonWealth, Kucia, Amjedia, New Cobastheia, The Soviet Space Commie Union, Gemookul, East New-Canada, Arkantis, Red Stripeia, The Romanum Legio, Cacocu, Asendavia, Galve, Ribanzi, Bytes, Am Echad, AngusEssa, Illen Falis, Euricanis, United States of Daverica, Airrajul, Dalta Salltan, Lucasia AUX, Democrosis reborn, Kelsyth, Ciggie Smallistan, Dark Edgyness, Xhaco, Nova-Columbia, Narinoland, Itrelle, Kyrloth, Kyrtizhan, Parmiaion, Sanctum Britannian Imperii, Broengtopia, Pendragonania, Danesopia, Headpat Central, Artimisiare, Humri, Dirty Americans, The Almighty Country, Proslan, Sonictopia, Bullpups, Ad Honorem Dei, Harapan, Wendelandia, H-Zhena, Kanria, Terrabis-Seran, Macado, Dahom, Pengnia, Splena, Allmighty Platypus, Agonya, Ardenaea, Squid Ruinosa, Illivermorny, Aristortia, New Birblands, Baumdahl, Akorial, Roissyland, Canwyr Cymraig, Sharipe, Dzosk, Republika ng Pilipinas, Ravendi, Xobalon, Mundiferrum, The New Wisconsin Empire, Eagas, White Hartland, Free Goldsaver, Lord Jabu-Jabu, CopyCato, Betremia, Sicilla, Wiranath, Greater New Islew, Fraxhemark, The Holy Empire of Moronica, Kublam, Thrennenne, Tshana, Imperial Akatsuki, YahYahYah, Sansangra, Saladass, Orsta Moor, Republic of Monarchists, Lorynia, Riveraland, Ellsonian Dominion, Marfe, United-kingdom of Britannia, Endertopias, Eastern Hyront Scasssen, Ouroboric, The Buckeye States, Federal Unity, New Arion Pean, Mirasiro, The Solar Ottomans, Izonno, Reftaria, Alkintare, Socialist Holy American Empire, Kampf Empire, The Sacred Whale, VW53Aland, Morkuldin, Impia Aghte, Fedele, Aeljae, Qui sequuntur somnia, Dreamersistan, Birdbow, Acnor, EnderShnovia, Ver Norge, Mastariere, Soirwren, United Artificial Intelligence Armada, 0KXRg9C5, Oskoldia, Bacon Land, Bharatewa, Telmarine, Astris Lespace, Octalliston, Danelaw Scandinavia, Bai Lung, Kelssek, Dronida, The Earth Systems Alliance, Shinnokawa, Oreo States, 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