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The Federal District of The Stratosphere Islands

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Location: The North Pacific


The Stratosphere Islands

Population3.568 billion

CapitalDel Faisán

AnimalGolden Pheasant

The Federal District of The Stratosphere Islands is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Alphalion with a fair hand, and renowned for its pith helmet sales, ban on automobiles, and otherworldly petting zoo. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 3.568 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 91.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Stratosphere Islandsian economy, worth 537 trillion Bloods a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 150,631 Bloods, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The mood of raunchy movies is often ruined by the sound of babies crying, drug deals return to the streets as legions of undercover officers stalk the dark web, artificial intelligences seeking exciting work are overcome with ennui, and lobotomised jaywalkers can barely ambulate let alone repeat their offences. 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 frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Starlight.

The Stratosphere Islands is ranked 357th in the world and 106th in The North Pacific for Most Influential, scoring 166,947 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 250thMost Valuable International Artwork: 273rdMost Influential: 357thTop
Most Inclusive: 4,080thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,566thNicest Citizens: 4,641stRudest Citizens: 4,922ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,847thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,435thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,488thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,865thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,172ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,237thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,240thMost Developed: 7,259thMost Efficient Economies: 7,471stMost Beautiful Environments: 7,472ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,745thLargest Governments: 7,752ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,030thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,057thSmartest Citizens: 8,547thMost Cultured: 8,571stMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,948thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,989thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,067thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,575thSafest: 9,724thTop
Best Weather: 11,421stLowest Crime Rates: 11,498thMost Pacifist: 11,516thMost Secular: 12,890thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,028thHighest Average Incomes: 13,413thLargest Retail Industry: 19,383rdMost Extensive Civil Rights: 20,424th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 44th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 106th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 190th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 213th in the regionRudest Citizens: 261st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 261st in the regionMost Inclusive: 262nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 277th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 284th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 327th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 365th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 365th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 381st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 391st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 393rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 393rd in the regionLargest Governments: 395th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 402nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 405th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 412th in the regionMost Cultured: 443rd in the regionMost Developed: 444th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 464th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 483rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 500th in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 508th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 511th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 516th in the regionSafest: 529th in the regionNudest: 567th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 576th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 620th in the regionBest Weather: 636th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 637th in the regionMost Pacifist: 643rd in the regionMost Secular: 690th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 726th in the regionMost Stationary: 815th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 919th in the region

World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 371 » Pallaith, The Rhein States, Kasazzastan, Territorio di Nessuno, Great Bights Mum, Malta Comino Gozo, Napnomadia, Shadowrik, Bearical, Vincone Cae, El Fiji Grande, Koda-Land, Notyoutopia, United Draconia, Yaorozu, Shibutani, Sundred, Sil Dorsett, Pasargad, Wineclaw, Newpromisedland, Omnistria, Corfad, Holy Oranz, Unsophisticate, Acrabinnia, PlanetPunk, Guer Aike, Dreadton, Sunto, Dar es Saalam, North Bratislava, Votak Matim, Ninjak30, Cloydicia, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Siwale, Solmetria, Kwaj, Selfgradatude, Buckerino, Maott, Joodey, Frances Francis the First of France, Ethnon, Niradans, Aetulia, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Aeolist, SORT, and 321 others.Viridiann, The Iron Lions, Steampunk Ariel, Zokk, Walter Jackson, Arimbia, Alice Gardens, Blackphir, BrightFutures, Azzarel, Avemterra, Buschgardensburg, Trillius, Unimaginable Doom, Haor Chall, 1 very fast endotarter, Moubarakistan, Loutsland, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Minuda, Wooleystan, Noahs Second Country, Valhalla123, Former English Colony, Humptalumpta, Wilkshire, Xentherida, Astrind, Zumlandia, Kobagia, Glurponia, Runeda, Daiz, Seenvorland, The Tampa Bay Rays, 5 kingdoms of Britannia, McMasterdonia, New Octicarg, Fizban, Cors Evia, Western Vapia, Dicko, Central Ryal, Dopeland420, Detrivania, United States of Medford, Ice and Tinian, Centromuria, Fascist Democracy, New Lakemba, Esplandia, Choistan, Holy Marcus Empire, Freyford, Itallitopia, Cinnibar, Illderia, Gilakistan, LostLegion, Chukstik Illahi, Lemonbiscuits, David Davidson, Lorigia, Independent Halls, French Bananastan, Free Culture, Gurou, Nordic-British Union, The Sinclarian Provinces, Supreme Leader Hadrian, VietAnhland, Phoronu, Solskjar, Partax, PotatoFarmers, Prydania, The Discipled, Preble, Yemet, Miamington, Orado, Vexilia, United States of Americanas, Saint Alaric, Pleroma Sans Romans, Old Emporia, Srpski Novo Zelandjani, The Windmilluminati, The Bureaucratic Territories, San Gavino, North Armatas, The Real Ram Ranch, The O C, Montarc, Necromonia, Marmiedon, Tachycardia, Karazan, Moanapo, Solidair, Phualand, Panama Coalition, The Most Freedom Ever, Novaray, Keventle, Revolutionary Sealand, Yukti, East Wushen, Pauliestien, The AP Republic, Orenmark, Ilisseia, Neo Colorado, Tarr-Nation, Island States of Skelldia, Ereena, Potatolandium, Pradovnia, Palenhold, The Gamer Party, Diodone, Vernest Quill, Nakayo, Wisconsota, Gnomewatchers, Kelvaros Prime, Kingdom Of Manaf, The Brunchovian Republic of Pina Colada, Serendipita Martia, Quentiam Viventem, Anne Hathaway, Clan Spaniel, Leonfire, Great and Glorious Martese Unionins, Kranostav, United Asgardian States, Pazair, Dabarastan, United Kahndaq, Zyvetskistaahn, The Kingdom and Realm of Anubis, Interdimensional Zone, Ravendi, Empy, Valentine Z, Volstokn, Fendlium, Makersaulache, Adehgord, Austral States of America, Aeurithianar, Cape Flower, Anungu, Loli County, Altivia, Hamerica, Fayyayid, Merconitonitopia, Praeceps, Xagill, Universal State Formula, The New Communist Republic Of States, Dakota Territories, The Jerichowan Country, Wit Noreis, New Jamgra, South Almyra, Yokciq Empire, AAA Provisional Empire, Arquadea, Singamadri, Amblegreserland, Lower Asia West, Nova Arcania, Olofin, The Sansvich, Psychotic Vegans, Drutopia Insomnia, Ausnakulia, Grue, Alamei, Xyrron, Hyphen, TJUN-ia, Jovian Knights, Zecit, The Greylands, Mordonerea, Khoik, Kappacon, Vesuva, MiaryBhalzhack, Vauquelin, Fredericksborg, Nationeer, Abonland, Lucedeia, The Endless Eventide, Logovets, Herzliyya, Tunofferia, Texas States, Sile Maungistan, Conteria, Vivanco, Arztotskiya, Schnuftelland, Iron Cladia, Memenaide, Zixu, Rad Lads, Godwanna, KhalChicken, Australian Socialist Commonwealths, Spades Atlantic, Zupla, The Lancerian Empire, Prevaland, Stone Ira, Crader, The Galactic Triumvirate, Avastate, Antiyard, Nistriabar, Manticore utopia, Fevens, Nisastria, Westinor, Varola, The True Frog, Unshleepd, Craams Mal, Aingard, Dyrenell, The Pantheons, Korovan Isles, Zeternia, Astronomical, Fauzjhia, The Serdey Islands, Greater Pittsburgh, Frostcell, Paul Pasch, Sikol, Saperisole, Zzozona, Timothea, Miragnac, Termathe, I Like Killing people, Shinjuku tokyo 0, The Calabash Protectorate, Simone Republic, Asoc lon, Kocherian, Dangine, Innocentic, Yalgora, Seanat, Libertania Democratica, Brucklania, Pizza Squared, Arichia, Free Nation of Hong Kong, Solcius, Highton Islands, Madjack, Maynilan, Ihsan, Xipher, The Federal Republic of Scouseland, Kragsgale, Principia Mathematica, Loptous, Amerian States, Sisang, Astal Aavors, Illusia and Neverendia, Eslatani, Buckhem, Andexia, U S Eh, Democratic Republic of Kohland, Eastern Cous Empria, Heilhum Imperius, Ofrettia, Draconian Progression, Santalcine, R libanon, Lulubellia, Aerilia, Cretox State, Morover, WeKnow, Nouvelle-Floride, Eywaan, Outer Shenendoah, Jestings, The Kingdom Of Wagies, Chips and Guac, Navsland, Rozarus, Hardscrabble, Ofira, Republica Guilleana, A Die, Boston Castle, Sopernia, Jerzykowo, Pytong, The 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