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The Republic of The Stratosphere Islands

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Location: The North Pacific


The Stratosphere Islands

Population3.098 billion

CapitalDel Faisán

AnimalGolden Pheasant

The Republic of The Stratosphere Islands is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Alphalion with a fair hand, and notable for its pith helmet sales, digital currency, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 3.098 billion Stratosphereans hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The large, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Del Faisán. The average income tax rate is 89.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Stratosphere Islandsian economy, worth 479 trillion Bloods a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 154,752 Bloods, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

Hospitals in The Stratosphere Islands are too busy serving the needs of The North Pacific to see Stratosphereans, the team in charge of creating a new writing system have spent months deciding whether or not to use serif or sans-serif characters, power stations shutting down at night has made bedtime reading tricky, and Occam's razor has sliced to pieces any childhood belief in Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy. Crime is totally unknown. The Stratosphere Islands's national animal is the Golden Pheasant, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Starlight.

The Stratosphere Islands is ranked 152,670th in the world and 7,273rd in The North Pacific for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -4.69 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 191stMost Valuable International Artwork: 212thMost Influential: 313thTop
Most Inclusive: 3,943rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,342ndNicest Citizens: 4,442ndRudest Citizens: 4,669thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,007thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,236thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,427thMost Efficient Economies: 7,240thMost Developed: 7,483rdMost Advanced Public Education: 7,780thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,788thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,929thLeast Corrupt Governments: 8,052ndLargest Governments: 8,150thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,198thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,649thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,719thSmartest Citizens: 8,784thMost Cultured: 8,945thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,238thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,301stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,364thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,220thTop
Safest: 10,979thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,524thMost Pacifist: 11,973rdHighest Average Incomes: 12,445thMost Secular: 12,548thLowest Crime Rates: 12,822ndLongest Average Lifespans: 13,996thLargest Retail Industry: 14,691stBest Weather: 15,718th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 37th in the regionMost Influential: 86th in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 139th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 226th in the regionMost Inclusive: 251st in the regionRudest Citizens: 258th in the regionNicest Citizens: 258th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 259th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 269th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 306th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 361st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 373rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 374th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 375th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 382nd in the regionLargest Governments: 406th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 420th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 423rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 425th in the regionMost Developed: 433rd in the regionMost Cultured: 439th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 459th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 476th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 481st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 481st in the regionTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 507th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 576th in the regionSafest: 582nd in the regionNudest: 594th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 611th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 626th in the regionMost Pacifist: 651st in the regionMost Secular: 684th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 710th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 745th in the regionBest Weather: 803rd in the regionMost Stationary: 894th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1,004th in the region

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