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Best Weather: 1,165th Most Beautiful Environments: 1,547th Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,464th
The Anablephobia of
Democratic Socialists
Strawberries are packed with fiber!
The Lord Sir Supreme Esquire
Civil Rights
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Political Freedom
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Straight Arm Salute

Population22.913 billion

CapitalLowercase City
LeaderThe Lord Sir Supreme Esquire

Currencymint condition Star Wars action figure

The Anablephobia of Straight Arm Salute is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by The Lord Sir Supreme Esquire with an even hand, and notable for its aversion to nipples, anti-smoking policies, and frequent executions. The compassionate, democratic population of 22.913 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 prioritizes Environment, with Education, Welfare, and Public Transport also on the agenda, while Spirituality isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lowercase City. The average income tax rate is 81.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Fam economy, worth a remarkable 1,637 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 71,448 mint condition Star Wars action figures, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

The nationalistic national anthem inspires citizens to literally spit at foreigners, the endangered saltwater humpback Roflcopter is only seen in captivity programs, the new foreign policy is "why bother invading neighbours when they can be bought wholesale?", and excited shovel-bearing geeks wander the countryside. 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 122,687th in the world and 38th in Wintercrest for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 2.01 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

Best Weather: 1,165thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,547thTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,464thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,569thLargest Populations: 2,834thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,955thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,574thHealthiest Citizens: 4,613thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,869thMost Cultured: 5,088thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,499thHighest Economic Output: 6,343rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,875thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,133rdNicest Citizens: 8,332ndTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 8,556thMost Cheerful Citizens: 9,472ndMost Secular: 10,303rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 10,778thSmartest Citizens: 11,491stHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,118thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,747thMost Advanced Public Education: 16,237thMost Inclusive: 16,464thMost Developed: 16,851stMost Subsidized Industry: 16,977th
Largest Populations: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 3rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 4th in the regionTop
Most Cultured: 5th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 7th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8th in the region

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