by Max Barry

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Most Advanced Public Transport: 4,477thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,018thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9,060th
The Oppressed Peoples of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
This is test. Had this been an actual issue...
Texas Representative Council
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
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Issues Test Bed

Population10.116 billion

CapitalGround Zero
LeaderFrank Luntz

CurrencySilver Dollar
AnimalAlaskan Malamute

The Oppressed Peoples of Issues Test Bed is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Frank Luntz with an even hand, and notable for its infamous sell-swords, irreverence towards religion, and hatred of cheese. The compassionate, hard-working population of 10.116 billion Issues Test Bedians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Industry, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ground Zero. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 76.0%.

The all-consuming Issues Test Bedian economy, worth 813 trillion Silver Dollars a year, is led by the Gambling industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Furniture Restoration, and Automobile Manufacturing. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is 80,400 Silver Dollars, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 260,686 per year while the poor average 18,711, a ratio of 13.9 to 1.

Internet trolls are considered valiant supporters of the right to free speech, the statue in the Fraser Plaza has a solar panel for a hat, abortions are routinely performed in the nation's hospitals, and shopping comes bagged and tagged. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Issues Test Bed's national animal is the Alaskan Malamute, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Issues Test Bed is ranked 213,917th in the world and 165th in Texas for Most Devout, with 4.88 Prayers Per Hour.

Most Advanced Public Transport: 4,477thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,018thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9,060thLargest Black Market: 10,059thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,172ndTop
Most Stationary: 13,343rdMost Influential: 15,773rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,850thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,864thMost Secular: 18,176thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19,377thHighest Average Tax Rates: 19,861stBest Weather: 20,003rdHealthiest Citizens: 20,873rdHighest Economic Output: 22,008thMost Inclusive: 22,947th
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 8th in the region

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