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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: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: The East Pacific


A Slanted Black Stripe

Population24.355 billion

CapitalSan Francisco
LeaderThe Reluctant Delegate
FaithAll are Welcome


The TEP Citizen of A Slanted Black Stripe is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by The Reluctant Delegate with an even hand, and renowned for its pith helmet sales, restrictive gun laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 24.355 billion Slantees are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

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 91.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Slanted Black Stripean economy, worth a remarkable 4,630 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 190,140 stripenotes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Little League matches are often attended by riot police with water cannon... just in case, the number of students attending university has reached a record high, citizens must have a license to operate a computer, and businesses often fire workers in favour of cheaper automatic systems. 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 1,121st in the world and 34th in The East Pacific for Least Corrupt Governments, with 97.09 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

Largest Publishing Industry: 273rdBest Weather: 469thMost Valuable International Artwork: 470thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 513thMost Beautiful Environments: 547thMost Pacifist: 558thMost Influential: 767thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 803rdNicest Citizens: 1,015thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,019thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,055thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,121stMost Developed: 1,299thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,316thHealthiest Citizens: 1,324thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,457thMost Cultured: 1,482ndMost Inclusive: 1,528thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,651stSmartest Citizens: 1,659thHighest Economic Output: 2,032ndTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 2,792ndMost Stationary: 2,957thSafest: 3,283rdLargest Populations: 3,793rdHighest Poor Incomes: 4,168thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,668thLargest Governments: 5,216thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,389thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,466thHighest Average Incomes: 7,281stHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,455thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,671stTop
Most Secular: 12,873rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,629thMost Efficient Economies: 13,780thMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,718thLowest Crime Rates: 15,995thNudest: 20,294th
Largest Publishing Industry: 9th in the regionBest Weather: 11th in the regionMost Pacifist: 14th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 14th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 14th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 18th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 21st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 25th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 26th in the regionMost Influential: 27th in the regionLargest Populations: 28th in the regionNicest Citizens: 28th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 30th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 33rd in the regionMost Cultured: 33rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 34th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 34th in the regionMost Developed: 35th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 36th in the regionMost Stationary: 40th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 44th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 49th in the regionMost Inclusive: 60th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 75th in the regionTop
Safest: 90th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 102nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 130th in the regionLargest Governments: 131st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 146th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 160th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 180th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 184th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 202nd in the regionNudest: 355th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 367th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 383rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 426th in the regionTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 452nd in the regionMost Secular: 458th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 699th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 707th in the region

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