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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 213th Most Influential: 662nd Highest Poor Incomes: 7,158th
The Crimson Background of
New York Times Democracy
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Concrete Slab

Population2.061 billion

CapitalStone City
LeaderLeader Aluminum

CurrencyStone
AnimalRed Panda

The Crimson Background of Concrete Slab is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Leader Aluminum with a fair hand, and notable for its pith helmet sales, infamous sell-swords, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.061 billion Concrete Slabians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Stone City. The average income tax rate is 76.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Concrete Slabian economy, worth 324 trillion Stones a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 157,338 Stones, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

RPG fans reminisce fondly about when people thought they were evil and dangerous rather than geeky and socially inept, formerly fertile fields are being leached dry of nutrients by intensive farming, arbitrary election rules are considered sacrosanct, and the government is deliberately installing bloatware onto computers. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Concrete Slab's national animal is the Red Panda, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Concrete Slab is ranked 152,461st in the world and 6,351st in the South Pacific for Highest Unexpected Death Rate, scoring 23.94 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 213thMost Influential: 662ndTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 7,158thMost Developed: 7,318thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,463rdTop
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Smartest Citizens: 9,315thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,450thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,547thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,827thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,955thMost Efficient Economies: 10,026thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,349thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10,360thLargest Governments: 10,638thLowest Crime Rates: 10,803rdMost Beautiful Environments: 10,938thHighest Average Incomes: 10,966thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,087thMost Cultured: 11,243rdHealthiest Citizens: 11,254thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 11,794thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,718thRudest Citizens: 13,155thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,400thBest Weather: 13,428thMost Inclusive: 13,643rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13,776thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,347thMost Compassionate Citizens: 14,657thMost Secular: 14,769thHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,058th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 14th in the regionMost Influential: 23rd in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 198th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 209th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 209th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 227th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 232nd in the regionMost Developed: 241st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 243rd in the regionLargest Governments: 262nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 266th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 268th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 280th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 287th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 293rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 296th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 313th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 319th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 327th in the regionTop
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Most Cultured: 334th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 341st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 344th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 352nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 356th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 360th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 387th in the regionBest Weather: 422nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 430th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 432nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 475th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 487th in the regionMost Inclusive: 488th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 489th in the regionMost Secular: 495th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 525th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 591st in the regionNicest Citizens: 662nd in the region

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