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The TEP Citizen of A Slanted Black Stripe

A Slanted Black Stripe was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 119

“What color is your stripe?” The Reluctant Delegate

Category: Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
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Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: The East Pacific


A Slanted Black Stripe

Population24.81 billion

CapitalSan Francisco
LeaderThe Reluctant Delegate
FaithAll are Welcome


The TEP Citizen of A Slanted Black Stripe is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by The Reluctant Delegate with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, compulsory vegetarianism, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 24.81 billion Slantees enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of San Francisco. The average income tax rate is 91.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Slanted Black Stripean economy, worth a remarkable 4,654 trillion stripenotes a year, is quite specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 187,594 stripenotes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The A Slanted Black Stripe Mental Asylum Party have recently won seats in parliament, jabbing a baby's bottle at officials gets parents waved straight through immigration, the slowest students feel vaguely targeted by their Mendelian Inheritance coursework, and mystics are claiming that a simultaneous rise in scepticism and education budgets is correlation rather than causation. Crime is totally unknown. A Slanted Black Stripe's national animal is the zebra, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is All are Welcome.

A Slanted Black Stripe is ranked 23,456th in the world and 412th in The East Pacific for Nudest, with 217.5 Cheeks Per Square Mile.

Largest Publishing Industry: 276thMost Valuable International Artwork: 453rdBest Weather: 466thMost Beautiful Environments: 540thMost Pacifist: 568thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 700thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 809thMost Influential: 838thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,011thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,042ndNicest Citizens: 1,051stMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,075thMost Developed: 1,297thHealthiest Citizens: 1,300thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,343rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,355thMost Cultured: 1,491stMost Inclusive: 1,575thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,606thSmartest Citizens: 1,641stHighest Economic Output: 2,095thTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 2,674thMost Stationary: 2,922ndSafest: 3,192ndHighest Poor Incomes: 3,282ndLargest Populations: 3,781stLargest Governments: 5,154thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,375thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5,653rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,317thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,063rdHighest Average Incomes: 7,478thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,688thTop
Most Secular: 13,137thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,054thMost Efficient Economies: 14,339thLowest Crime Rates: 15,387thMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,721st
Largest Publishing Industry: 9th in the regionBest Weather: 11th in the regionMost Pacifist: 14th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 14th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 15th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 19th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 20th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 26th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 27th in the regionMost Influential: 28th in the regionLargest Populations: 28th in the regionNicest Citizens: 28th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 30th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 32nd in the regionMost Cultured: 33rd in the regionMost Developed: 33rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 33rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 35th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 39th in the regionMost Stationary: 40th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 44th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 50th in the regionMost Inclusive: 65th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 69th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 89th in the regionTop
Safest: 92nd in the regionLargest Governments: 134th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 139th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 170th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 180th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 181st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 195th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 217th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 372nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 396th in the regionNudest: 412th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 432nd in the regionTop
Most Secular: 458th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 460th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 761st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 822nd in the region

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