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Best Weather: 949th Most Beautiful Environments: 1,310th Longest Average Lifespans: 2,221st
The Anablephobia of
Democratic Socialists
Strawberries are packed with fiber!
The Lord Sir Supreme Esquire
Regional Influence
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom
Very Good

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The Anablephobia of Straight Arm Salute is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by The Lord Sir Supreme Esquire with an even hand, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies, sprawling nuclear power plants, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 21.829 billion Fams are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Environment, Education, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lowercase City. The average income tax rate is 81.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Fam economy, worth a remarkable 1,551 trillion mint condition Star Wars action figures a year, is highly specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 71,066 mint condition Star Wars action figures, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Carbon-footprint restrictions are making businesses walk, there is an abondance of ackawi and zartschmelzend in every Fam grocery store, the army lures cannon fodder with promises of a college education, and tourists visit Straight Arm Salute to mass-moon Fam politicians. Crime is totally unknown. Straight Arm Salute's national animal is the Roflcopter, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Straight Arm Salute is ranked 126,768th in the world and 193rd in Wintercrest for Highest Crime Rates, with 2.09 Crimes Per Hour.

Best Weather: 949thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,310thTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 2,221stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,442ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,602ndLargest Populations: 2,961stHealthiest Citizens: 4,403rdLargest Welfare Programs: 4,936thMost Cultured: 4,966thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,023rdMost Rebellious Youth: 5,623rdHighest Economic Output: 6,196thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,740thTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 7,780thNicest Citizens: 7,818thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,092ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 9,556thMost Cheerful Citizens: 10,040thSmartest Citizens: 11,100thHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,766thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,183rdMost Developed: 14,768th
Best Weather: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 4th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 9th in the regionTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 18th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 19th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 23rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 27th in the region

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