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Most Secular: 1,072ndSafest: 2,588thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,511th
The Technocratic Federation of
Democratic Socialists
Knowledge is Power
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Population2.454 billion

LeaderChancellor Flavia Domínguez

AnimalPolar Bear

The Technocratic Federation of Stratoss is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Chancellor Flavia Domínguez with an even hand, and remarkable for its digital currency, prohibition of alcohol, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 2.454 billion Stratossians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, 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 95.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Stratossian economy, worth 356 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 dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an impressive 145,385 Stratals, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Wealthy pranksters dump refuse on unsuspecting citizens from up high, interest in globalism never flags, atheistic refugees haven't got a prayer of being granted asylum, and sex changes are routinely performed at Stratoss's hospitals. 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, and its national religion is Atheism.

Stratoss is ranked 231,705th in the world and 66th in Social Technocratic Union for Most Armed, with 0.12 Weapons Per Person.

Most Secular: 1,072ndTop
Safest: 2,588thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,511thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,605thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,523rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,565thMost Influential: 4,725thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,840thMost Developed: 5,046thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,077thMost Pacifist: 5,330thLowest Crime Rates: 5,410thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,428thMost Inclusive: 5,520thHealthiest Citizens: 5,665thNicest Citizens: 6,003rdHighest Poor Incomes: 6,055thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,311thSmartest Citizens: 6,421stMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,512thLargest Governments: 6,720thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,976thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,270thHighest Food Quality: 7,281stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,712thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,190thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,382ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 9,178thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,532ndBest Weather: 9,700thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,044thMost Cultured: 11,548thTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,139thMost Subsidized Industry: 13,311thMost Income Equality: 14,432ndHighest Average Incomes: 15,405thMost Efficient Economies: 16,396th
Most Secular: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 4th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 4th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionSafest: 5th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 6th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 6th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 6th in the regionNicest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Influential: 7th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Stratoss, sex changes are routinely performed at Stratoss's hospitals.
  • : Following new legislation in Stratoss, atheistic refugees haven't got a prayer of being granted asylum.
  • : Following new legislation in Stratoss, interest in globalism never flags.
  • : Stratoss was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Food Quality.
  • : Following new legislation in Stratoss, wealthy pranksters dump refuse on unsuspecting citizens from up high.
  • : Following new legislation in Stratoss, parents seeking custody have to write a five-thousand word analysis of their child's imaginary friend.
  • : Stratoss voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Fairness in Elections".
  • : Stratoss was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Cultured.
  • : Following new legislation in Stratoss, tax evaders are regularly visited by agents of the Stratoss Blood Tithe.
  • : Following new legislation in Stratoss, a faint smell of body odour can be detected at several miles' distance from the National Science Park.


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