by Max Barry

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,385th Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,582nd Most Advanced Public Transport: 5,805th
The Oppressed Peoples of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
This is test. Had this been an actual issue...
Texas Representative Council
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom
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Overview Factbook Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Issues Test Bed

Population5.899 billion

CapitalGround Zero
LeaderFrank Luntz

CurrencySilver Dollar
AnimalAlaskan Malamute

The Oppressed Peoples of Issues Test Bed is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Frank Luntz with an even hand, and notable for its national health service, ban on automobiles, and complete lack of prisons. The compassionate, hard-working population of 5.899 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Environment, Healthcare, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ground Zero. The average income tax rate is 81.2%.

The powerhouse Issues Test Bedian economy, worth 417 trillion Silver Dollars a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Furniture Restoration, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is 70,747 Silver Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.9 times as much as the poorest.

Citizens are regularly found digging for treasure in their gardens, children who can't memorize their multiplication tables are sent to the mines, the tribal zone has been opened to up to 'economic interest' groups, and nose plugs are the latest Issues Test Bedian fashion accessory. 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 164,581st in the world and 169th in Texas for Highest Workforce Participation Rate, with 47.14 Workforce Participation Rate.

Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,385thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,582ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,805thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,649thTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,809thLargest Welfare Programs: 10,703rdMost Subsidized Industry: 11,618thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,544thHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,661stMost Compassionate Citizens: 14,503rdBest Weather: 14,748thMost Pacifist: 15,615thMost Secular: 15,851st
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 8th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 12th in the regionMost Average: 16th in the regionMost Secular: 18th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18th in the region

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