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Most Advanced Public Transport: 4,710thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,190thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,588th
The Oppressed Peoples of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
This is test. Had this been an actual issue...
Influence
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Texas Representative Council
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Issues Test Bed

Population10.976 billion

CapitalGround Zero
LeaderJ Nobel Daggett esq

CurrencySilver Dollar
AnimalAlaskan Malamute

The Oppressed Peoples of Issues Test Bed is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by J Nobel Daggett esq with an even hand, and renowned for its aversion to nipples, daily referendums, and hatred of cheese. The hard-working population of 10.976 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 Industry, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ground Zero. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 76.3%.

The all-consuming Issues Test Bedian economy, worth 899 trillion Silver Dollars a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Furniture Restoration, and Automobile Manufacturing. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is 81,967 Silver Dollars, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 275,560 per year while the poor average 18,079, a ratio of 15.2 to 1.

There's a mortuary next to every Issues Test Bedian restaurant, the government response to disaster victims starving for bread is "let them eat stale cake", penurious citizens die from easily remedied ailments because they aren't 'taking enough initiative', and the sound of office water cooler chatter has been replaced by the whirring of computer cooling fans. 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 16,539th in the world and 25th in Texas for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 5,877.56 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

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Most Advanced Public Transport: 4,710thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,190thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,588thMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,457thLargest Black Market: 10,786thTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,063rdMost Stationary: 12,512thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,306thMost Influential: 15,088thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,539thMost Secular: 18,210thHighest Average Tax Rates: 19,053rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19,140thHighest Economic Output: 21,153rdMost Inclusive: 22,933rdBest Weather: 23,074th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 7th in the region

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