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The Republic of The Stratosphere Islands

“Power to the People”

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific

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The Stratosphere Islands

Population1.199 billion

CapitalDel Faisán
LeaderPresident Edward Orbavaman
FaithAtheism

CurrencyStratosphere Dollar
AnimalGolden Pheasant

The Republic of The Stratosphere Islands is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by President Edward Orbavaman with a fair hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, digital currency, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 1.199 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 government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Del Faisán. The average income tax rate is 74.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Stratosphere Islandsian economy, worth 150 trillion Stratosphere Dollars a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 125,264 Stratosphere Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Stratosphere Islandsian scientists are mixing chewing tobacco with bacon flavouring in an attempt to craft the perfect male snack, the new airport at Mr. Giles' farm is panicking his sheep, the government sends submarines to retrieve bodies from shipwrecked submarines, and international collectors know that a grease-stain on a work of art probably means it's passed through The Stratosphere Islands. Crime 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 is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Atheism.

The Stratosphere Islands is ranked 12,068th in the world and 678th in The North Pacific for Longest Average Lifespans, with 83.21 Years.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 118thMost Influential: 1,046thTop
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 6,141stNicest Citizens: 6,279thMost Inclusive: 6,423rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,037thTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 9,704thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,743rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,827thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,895thMost Pacifist: 9,994thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,183rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,250thMost Developed: 10,274thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,945thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,068thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,855thMost Secular: 13,035thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,219thMost Rebellious Youth: 13,508thRudest Citizens: 13,664thMost Efficient Economies: 13,714thSafest: 13,761stSmartest Citizens: 14,194thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,421stMost Advanced Public Education: 14,838thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,843rdBest Weather: 14,918th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 102nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 353rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 357th in the regionTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 376th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 392nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 396th in the regionMost Influential: 407th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 447th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 482nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 531st in the regionRudest Citizens: 537th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 540th in the regionMost Pacifist: 547th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 576th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 584th in the regionMost Developed: 604th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 629th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 644th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 678th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 682nd in the regionMost Secular: 695th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 709th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 721st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 722nd in the regionSafest: 727th in the region

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