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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 777th Most Influential: 2,254th Least Corrupt Governments: 7,781st
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The Stratosphere Islands

Population661 million

CapitalDel Faisán

CurrencyStratosphere Dollar
AnimalGolden Pheasant

The Democratic Republic of The Stratosphere Islands is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its public floggings, pith helmet sales, and compulsory military service. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 661 million Stratosphereans enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Del Faisán. The average income tax rate is 61.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Stratosphere Islandsian economy, worth 62.9 trillion Stratosphere Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Cheese Exports. Average income is 95,154 Stratosphere Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

The government violently suppresses separatist movements, the number of deaths due to poor fungus identification is mushrooming, the installation of street lights across remote goat tracks has left citizens bemused, and the The Stratosphere Islands Automotive Racing Series draws millions of spectators annually while those near the tracks complain about the noise. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Stratosphere Islands's national animal is the Golden Pheasant, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Stratosphere Islands is ranked 83,696th in the world and 4,637th in The North Pacific for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring 967.71 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 777thTop
Most Influential: 2,254thLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,781stSafest: 8,399thTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 8,604thMost Inclusive: 8,738thNicest Citizens: 8,769thMost Pacifist: 9,486thLargest Welfare Programs: 13,504thLargest Publishing Industry: 15,703rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 16,119th
Least Corrupt Governments: 421st in the regionSafest: 445th in the regionTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 496th in the regionNicest Citizens: 511th in the regionMost Pacifist: 520th in the regionMost Inclusive: 521st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 574th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 587th in the regionMost Influential: 783rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 805th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 807th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 847th in the regionMost Secular: 901st in the region

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