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A Slanted Black Stripe was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 119
Largest Publishing Industry: 278thMost Valuable International Artwork: 457thBest Weather: 466th
The TEP Citizen of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise Normal
What color is your stripe?
The Reluctant Delegate
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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A Slanted Black Stripe

Population24.839 billion

CapitalSan Francisco
LeaderThe Reluctant Delegate
FaithAll are Welcome

Currencystripenote
Animalzebra

The TEP Citizen of A Slanted Black Stripe is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by The Reluctant Delegate with an even hand, and renowned for its national health service, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 24.839 billion Slantees enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The large, 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 91.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Slanted Black Stripean economy, worth a remarkable 4,659 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 187,594 stripenotes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The A Slanted Black Stripe Mental Asylum Party have recently won seats in parliament, jabbing a baby's bottle at officials gets parents waved straight through immigration, the slowest students feel vaguely targeted by their Mendelian Inheritance coursework, and mystics are claiming that a simultaneous rise in scepticism and education budgets is correlation rather than causation. 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 3,286th in the world and 92nd in The East Pacific for Highest Poor Incomes, with 155,862.2 Standard Monetary Units.

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Largest Publishing Industry: 278thMost Valuable International Artwork: 457thBest Weather: 466thMost Beautiful Environments: 541stMost Pacifist: 573rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 644thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 811thMost Influential: 849thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,004thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,042ndNicest Citizens: 1,053rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,079thMost Developed: 1,303rdHealthiest Citizens: 1,308thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,336thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,362ndMost Cultured: 1,498thMost Inclusive: 1,580thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,616thSmartest Citizens: 1,649thHighest Economic Output: 2,103rdTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 2,670thMost Stationary: 2,922ndSafest: 3,192ndHighest Poor Incomes: 3,286thLargest Populations: 3,775thLargest Governments: 5,175thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,391stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5,710thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,321stHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,083rdHighest Average Incomes: 7,500thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,734thTop
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Most Secular: 13,181stMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,084thMost Efficient Economies: 14,430thLowest Crime Rates: 15,467thMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,807th
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Largest Publishing Industry: 9th in the regionBest Weather: 11th in the regionMost Pacifist: 14th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 14th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 15th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 19th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 21st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 26th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 27th in the regionLargest Populations: 28th in the regionMost Influential: 28th in the regionNicest Citizens: 28th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 30th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 32nd in the regionMost Cultured: 33rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 34th in the regionMost Developed: 34th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 36th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 39th in the regionMost Stationary: 40th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 45th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 51st in the regionMost Inclusive: 67th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 70th in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 92nd in the regionSafest: 96th in the regionLargest Governments: 137th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 142nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 172nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 183rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 187th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 195th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 222nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 378th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 401st in the regionNudest: 414th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 431st in the regionTop
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Most Secular: 456th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 464th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 764th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 834th in the region

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