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Most Secular: 1,791stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,980thSafest: 6,121st
The Federation of
Democratic Socialists
Knowledge is Power
Influence
Truckler
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Stratoss

Population605 million

CapitalValaria

CurrencyStratal
AnimalPolar Bear

The Federation of Stratoss is a huge, efficient nation, notable for its triple-decker prams, free-roaming dinosaurs, and prohibition of alcohol. The compassionate population of 605 million Stratossians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Valaria. The average income tax rate is 83.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Stratossian economy, worth 67.1 trillion Stratals a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an impressive 110,900 Stratals, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Hordes of faceless civil servants are running cities, confused-looking pigeons slide gently off frictionless window ledges, government officials sit helplessly as they are labelled 'Pompous Womples' by celebrities, and conscripts often volunteer for a second tour of duty so they can get a ticket to next year's Army Revue. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Stratoss's national animal is the Polar Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Stratoss is ranked 9,640th in the world and 15th in Social Technocratic Union for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 4,820 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

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Most Secular: 1,791stTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,980thSafest: 6,121stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,421stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7,958thLargest Agricultural Sector: 8,428thMost Influential: 8,583rdMost Pacifist: 8,860thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,640thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,079thTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,222ndLongest Average Lifespans: 11,355thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,728thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,853rdHealthiest Citizens: 11,895thMost Inclusive: 12,045thLargest Governments: 15,190thLowest Crime Rates: 15,293rdNicest Citizens: 15,340thLargest Publishing Industry: 15,435thSmartest Citizens: 15,536thMost Compassionate Citizens: 15,785thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,909thLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,531stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,703rdMost Income Equality: 17,236thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,291stMost Scientifically Advanced: 20,192ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 20,387th
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Most Secular: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 4th in the regionLargest Governments: 7th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 8th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 8th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 9th in the regionSafest: 9th in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 14th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 14th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 15th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 15th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 15th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 17th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 17th in the regionMost Inclusive: 19th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 19th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Stratoss, conscripts often volunteer for a second tour of duty so they can get a ticket to next year's Army Revue.
  • : Following new legislation in Stratoss, government officials sit helplessly as they are labelled 'Pompous Womples' by celebrities.
  • : Following new legislation in Stratoss, confused-looking pigeons slide gently off frictionless window ledges.
  • : Following new legislation in Stratoss, hordes of faceless civil servants are running cities.
  • : Stratoss voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Nuremgard".
  • : Stratoss was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs, Most Advanced Public Transport, and Highest Workforce Participation Rate.
  • : Following new legislation in Stratoss, builders across Stratoss are blocked up with orders for new public loos.
  • : Following new legislation in Stratoss, Stratossian police have to pay out of their own pockets for bulletproof vests.
  • : Following new legislation in Stratoss, space shuttles are lying silent on the runway till the Space Agency can work out how to fit a creche and a meditation room into their next spacecraft.
  • : Following new legislation in Stratoss, colleges adhere to rigid ethnic quotas for admissions.

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