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Best Weather: 919th Most Beautiful Environments: 1,226th Longest Average Lifespans: 2,050th
The Anablephobia of
Democratic Socialists
Strawberries are packed with fiber!
The Lord Sir Supreme Esquire
Regional Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Very Good

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The Anablephobia of Straight Arm Salute is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by The Lord Sir Supreme Esquire with an even hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, ubiquitous missile silos, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 21.274 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 1,511 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 161,200th in the world and 243rd in United Kingdom for Most Devout, with 6.58 Prayers Per Hour.

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Best Weather: 919thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,226thTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 2,050thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,408thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,447thLargest Populations: 3,026thHealthiest Citizens: 4,349thMost Cultured: 4,945thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,231stMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,541stMost Rebellious Youth: 5,922ndHighest Economic Output: 6,245thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,295thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,854thNicest Citizens: 7,908thTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,485thLeast Corrupt Governments: 10,423rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 10,521stSmartest Citizens: 10,791stHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,017thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,293rdMost Developed: 14,786thMost Advanced Public Education: 16,515thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,526thMost Inclusive: 16,638thMost Secular: 17,174thMost Pacifist: 17,230th
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Best Weather: 3rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 4th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6th in the regionLargest Populations: 6th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 8th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 11th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 13th in the regionMost Cultured: 14th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 14th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 14th in the regionTop
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Nicest Citizens: 17th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 17th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 18th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 19th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 22nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 22nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 27th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Straight Arm Salute's influence in United Kingdom rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Straight Arm Salute was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Straight Arm Salute, tourists visit Straight Arm Salute to mass-moon Fam politicians.
  • : Following new legislation in Straight Arm Salute, the army lures cannon fodder with promises of a college education.
  • : Following new legislation in Straight Arm Salute, there is an abondance of ackawi and zartschmelzend in every Fam grocery store.
  • : Following new legislation in Straight Arm Salute, carbon-footprint restrictions are making businesses walk.
  • : Following new legislation in Straight Arm Salute, the ruling party has a devil of a time keeping order in the ranks.
  • : Straight Arm Salute was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Pacifist.
  • : Straight Arm Salute was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Secular.
  • : Straight Arm Salute was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.

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