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A Slanted Black Stripe was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 119
Most Influential: 187th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 220th Largest Publishing Industry: 322nd
The TEP Citizen of
Left-wing Utopia Utopia
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The Reluctant Delegate
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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A Slanted Black Stripe

Population22.129 billion

CapitalSan Francisco
LeaderThe Reluctant Delegate
FaithAll are Welcome


The TEP Citizen of A Slanted Black Stripe is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by The Reluctant Delegate with a fair hand, and remarkable for its daily referendums, strictly enforced bedtime, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 22.129 billion Slantees are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The medium-sized, liberal, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Social Policy. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of San Francisco. The average income tax rate is 82.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Slanted Black Stripean economy, worth a remarkable 4,093 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 184,982 stripenotes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Vehicular homicide by Slanted Black Stripean ambassadors is a leading cause of death throughout the world's capital cities, calling dibs is an unalienable right, a vast monorail network carries people all over the country, and government officials frequently cut taxes as a distraction from antics with their secretaries. 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 648th in the world and 16th in The East Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 97.92 on the Human Development Index.

Most Influential: 187thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 220thLargest Publishing Industry: 322ndBest Weather: 443rdMost Beautiful Environments: 505thMost Developed: 648thLongest Average Lifespans: 776thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 831stMost Pacifist: 896thMost Rebellious Youth: 950thNicest Citizens: 1,150thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,183rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,220thHealthiest Citizens: 1,323rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,455thMost Cultured: 1,546thTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,624thSmartest Citizens: 1,737thMost Inclusive: 1,908thHighest Economic Output: 2,002ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,016thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,114thMost Stationary: 3,239thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,813thLargest Populations: 3,982ndSafest: 4,391stLargest Governments: 6,689thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,860thHighest Average Incomes: 7,141stTop
Nudest: 8,459thMost Secular: 9,540thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,576thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,596thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13,310thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,839thMost Efficient Economies: 15,142nd
Most Influential: 4th in the regionBest Weather: 10th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 11th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 13th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 13th in the regionMost Developed: 16th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 21st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 21st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 21st in the regionMost Pacifist: 22nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 24th in the regionNicest Citizens: 25th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 28th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 28th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 30th in the regionLargest Populations: 30th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 32nd in the regionMost Cultured: 34th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 43rd in the regionMost Stationary: 51st in the regionTop
Most Inclusive: 60th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 69th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 76th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 91st in the regionSafest: 114th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 146th in the regionLargest Governments: 155th in the regionNudest: 160th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 162nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 235th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 264th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 276th in the regionTop
Most Secular: 306th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 375th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 384th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 402nd in the region

World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 325 » Todd McCloud, Freedom Fascists, Lyontisia, Lanagon, Duracell, Southern Yugoslavia, Trimmania, Urimel, Goodnamesarerare, Adolanta, Brotherland, Elkenian, Adavan, Wizardonia, Bachtendekuppen, Norport, Unified Republic of America, Drunken Seal Islands, Unger under over, The Old Iron Cross, The Underwood Industrial Empire, Bakaworld, Survivoristan, Islandian Free States, TethehAlla, Taurora, Ridann, Republic of Berzerkistan, Axdel, Areast, Outer Verron Swicia Islands, Packilvania, Zang0, Joundia, Aelitia, ReeK, Aihon, Furnifold, Biggstonia, Hobbesistan, Casa Rojas, New Gehenna, Wanabe, Davinhia, Styklelilere, Bolshikstan, Skandinavistan, Great Aztlatan CommonWealth, New Cobastheia, The Soviet Space Commie Union, and 275 others.Gemookul, Red Stripeia, Cacocu, Asendavia, Ribanzi, Bytes, Am Echad, AngusEssa, United States of Daverica, Airrajul, Dalta Salltan, Democrosis reborn, Kelsyth, Ciggie Smallistan, Dark Edgyness, Xhaco, Narinoland, Kyrloth, Kyrtizhan, Parmiaion, Pendragonania, Artimisiare, Humri, The Almighty Country, Proslan, Sonictopia, Bullpups, Ad Honorem Dei, Harapan, Wendelandia, H-Zhena, Terrabis-Seran, Macado, Pengnia, Splena, Agonya, Ardenaea, Squid Ruinosa, Illivermorny, New Birblands, Roissyland, Sharipe, Dzosk, Xobalon, Mundiferrum, Eagas, Free Goldsaver, Lord Jabu-Jabu, Betremia, Wiranath, Greater New Islew, The Holy Empire of Moronica, Kublam, Tshana, Imperial Akatsuki, YahYahYah, Sansangra, Saladass, Orsta Moor, Republic of Monarchists, Riveraland, United-kingdom of Britannia, Eastern Hyront Scasssen, Ouroboric, Federal Unity, Mirasiro, Izonno, Reftaria, Socialist Holy American Empire, Kampf Empire, VW53Aland, Fedele, Aeljae, Qui sequuntur somnia, Acnor, Ver Norge, Mastariere, United Artificial Intelligence Armada, 0KXRg9C5, Bacon Land, Bharatewa, Telmarine, Astris Lespace, Octalliston, Danelaw Scandinavia, Bai Lung, Kelssek, Dronida, Shinnokawa, Republic of Elimia, Verketa, Tigerion, Amansteria, Peryn, Haceyou, New Military, Arcanama, Tel Mithru, Eurasia States, Lyleville, Darkenval, Sufjan Stevens Fans, Dreshand, Blobbo, Valdwall, Prexico, Tivinter, Marrico, British Calradia, Nazagully, Mobumasu, Impits Menouss, Swiftwhiskers, Reformed Mankind Institutes, Noralia, Grand Rheinland, Lit Medieval Dancing, Squarist Republic of Squaria, Groi Landstrabowal, United China Nation, Acheronn, Black Stone Vale, Traders Republic, Dom Islana, Thyaclinia, Dpispitir, Unitary Germania, The Happian Union, Elsweyr Land, Cantonese Union, Neruch, Fanderia, East Malaysia, Bliacor, Tim Stark, Secos, Redfoos Irrelevancy, WupWupstan, Lobos, Solarfall, Free sovereign Soviet socialist republic, Nifalembria Zamingstan, Kingdom of dragoon, New Taranaki, Babcocia, La Isla Nueva, Pulmonaria, Free Peoples Republic of Sandir, Wallenburg, Chols Worithopia, Eclonia, The island of Kiria, Froplondia, CheeseBurrito, United Nations of Hawklandia, Tuvaltastan, Sadinata, Nouvelle Utopie, Our Gods, Gryphtopolis, Osterreich und Ungarn, TheRuthenians, Tree Egg, Tyrae, Indovinesia, Yutogolan, Shantan, TURKEYISM, Mer Dieu, Adioration, United Edwards, Adriatican, Yumaka, Floofle Poofs, Vrama, Norusura, Astral Plane of Korros, Laniumatan, New Terabithia, Norgsveldet, Roverworld, Dragonroar, Theed Swithe, Dragons Blood, The Holy Utopian Republic, Guthra, Kalaratri, Puerto Digno, Hizuru, SloveStates, INTJ for life, Trotskije, Kario and Nix, Superior Indonesia, Perpetuam, The Angel of Charity, Emberwood Coast, Vistuon, Devlon, Bapete, Kynaria, Klaassopli, Favored, Pura Mente, New Grovershire, Indrapore, The United Asian Republics, Theta Xi Nation, Renovatio de Imperium Coreanum, Diamond Nations, Empalla, Mandhesdia, Calcestruzzo, Kilkire, Wersh, Slonful, Slavyanya, Wansley Manor, United Nation of Florida, United Fire Dazurdt, Meridian Unity, Mizanzukistao, Dearovia, The Arthirian Republic, Icelanda, Jordanistan22, Prus-Nayria-Tolkein, Kanandon, Liberal Hungary, Hesti, Perod, Deubonia, Goral, Dyonisistan, Astroa, Pekweng, Stellar Colonies, Union of Technocratic Republic, Megolavania, America Mjolnir, New Xobalon, The Upper Low, Simpsonistan, Kralovstvi Slunce, Vultuca, Ferrum Montibus, Meadiastes, Alls Andurg, Justice-Becoming, South Kilt Town, Nova Eire, Ssssnake Eyessss, Buck-in-Gham, The Death Syndicate, Opossum Slayer, Xekanek, Sojaristan, Erwhorne, Abtracnt, The United Neo American Union, Deep Way, The G O D, Sumeru, Sreneck, Under Upper Antartica, Slongs, Ell-Kannain, The Cture, Pentlandia, Harro Waarudho, Kangarawa, Liberstankonia, BearStackof2015, New Liberitad, and The Solar Ottomans.

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