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The TEP Citizen of A Slanted Black Stripe

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

“Endorsements now okay” The Reluctant Delegate

Category: Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: The East Pacific

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A Slanted Black Stripe

Population22.657 billion

CapitalSan Francisco
LeaderThe Reluctant Delegate
FaithAll are Welcome

Currencystripenote
Animalzebra

The TEP Citizen of A Slanted Black Stripe is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by The Reluctant Delegate with an even hand, and notable for its smutty television, anti-smoking policies, and complete lack of prisons. The compassionate, cheerful population of 22.657 billion Slantees enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The medium-sized, 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 84.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Slanted Black Stripean economy, worth a remarkable 4,235 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 186,927 stripenotes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Standing on a chair to reach a top shelf is seen as evidence of narcissistic personality disorder, the government refuses to transmit electricity to secessionist regions, military strategists are questioning the wisdom of subsidizing the economies of sworn enemies, and imitation is the sincerest form of felony. 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 3,047th in the world and 69th in The East Pacific for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 8,207.27 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

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Most Influential: 294thLargest Publishing Industry: 317thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 379thBest Weather: 442ndMost Beautiful Environments: 515thMost Developed: 640thLongest Average Lifespans: 767thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 833rdMost Pacifist: 888thMost Rebellious Youth: 941stNicest Citizens: 1,135thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,190thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,310thHealthiest Citizens: 1,322ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,417thMost Cultured: 1,545thTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,573rdSmartest Citizens: 1,748thMost Inclusive: 1,862ndHighest Economic Output: 1,950thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,047thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,114thMost Stationary: 3,164thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,744thLargest Populations: 3,944thSafest: 4,461stLargest Governments: 6,249thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,558thHighest Average Incomes: 6,914thTop
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Nudest: 8,367thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,968thMost Secular: 10,068thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,105thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,440thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,262ndMost Efficient Economies: 13,809th
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Most Influential: 6th in the regionBest Weather: 10th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 11th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 13th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 13th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 19th in the regionMost Developed: 20th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 22nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 24th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 24th in the regionMost Pacifist: 25th in the regionNicest Citizens: 26th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 27th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 28th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 29th in the regionLargest Populations: 30th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 33rd in the regionMost Cultured: 33rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 35th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 45th in the regionMost Stationary: 49th in the regionTop
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Most Inclusive: 64th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 69th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 74th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 93rd in the regionSafest: 115th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 143rd in the regionLargest Governments: 147th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 151st in the regionNudest: 159th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 203rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 219th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 242nd in the regionMost Secular: 307th in the regionTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 322nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 342nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 389th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 542nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 566th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 629th in the region

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