by Max Barry

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Nudest: 719th Most Devout: 2,055th Most Primitive: 3,260th
The Nomadic Peoples of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Sailing, Sailing, Sailing Our Life Away
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
Widely Abused

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Strange Strangers

Population521 million

CapitalNor-mal-city

CurrencySea-Biscuit
AnimalToucan

The Nomadic Peoples of Strange Strangers is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its rum-swilling pirates, free-roaming dinosaurs, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, democratic, devout population of 521 million Strangers love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The large, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Spirituality, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nor-mal-city. The average income tax rate is 54.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Strangerian economy, worth 25.0 trillion Sea-Biscuits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, highly specialized black market in Tourism, Pizza Delivery, Basket Weaving, and Book Publishing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 47,931 Sea-Biscuits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government is a law unto itself, former customs officers are adjusting to their new lives as market stall traders, landless farmers wander forlornly in the government's many national parks, and bitter pastors forced to officiate gay marriage 'accidentally' pronounce couples "husband and abomination". Crime is well under control. Strange Strangers's national animal is the Toucan, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Strange Strangers is ranked 174,145th in the world and 174th in Texas for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry, scoring -14.83 on the Tasmanian Pulp Environmental Export Index.

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Nudest: 719thTop
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Most Devout: 2,055thMost Primitive: 3,260thMost Politically Free: 3,633rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,120thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4,233rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,508thHighest Drug Use: 8,601stTop
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Best Weather: 10,836thMost Rebellious Youth: 11,163rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 15,574thMost Inclusive: 16,322ndMost Beautiful Environments: 16,871stMost Influential: 18,102nd
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Nudest: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Free: 5th in the regionMost Primitive: 6th in the regionTop
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Most Income Equality: 13th in the regionMost Devout: 15th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 16th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 19th in the region

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