by Max Barry

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,145thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,082ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,944th
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

Population13.313 billion

CapitalGround Zero
LeaderJ Nobel Daggett esq

CurrencySilver Dollar
AnimalAlaskan Malamute

The Oppressed Peoples of Issues Test Bed is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by J Nobel Daggett esq with an even hand, and notable for its public floggings, enslaved workforce, and absence of drug laws. The hard-working population of 13.313 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, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ground Zero. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 74.9%.

The all-consuming Issues Test Bedian economy, worth a remarkable 1,168 trillion Silver Dollars a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Furniture Restoration, and Gambling. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is 87,748 Silver Dollars, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 432,706 per year while the poor average 10,137, a ratio of 42.7 to 1.

The government regularly hires contractors to construct high rise apartments, most Silver Dollar coins are riddled with bite marks, political talk shows often have children as guests whenever they need commentary on world religions, and arthritic surgeons with tremulous fingers reassure patients that they are in safe hands. 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 169,850th in the world and 134th in Texas for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring 4,256.29 on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,145thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,082ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,944thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9,196thLargest Black Market: 10,295thMost Stationary: 10,908thTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,925thMost Influential: 14,073rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,967thMost Subsidized Industry: 17,125thHighest Economic Output: 17,865thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20,021stMost Secular: 21,246thHighest Average Tax Rates: 21,536thMost Valuable International Artwork: 22,937thLargest Populations: 23,791stMost Inclusive: 25,213th
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 6th in the regionTop
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 15th in the region

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