by Max Barry

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A Slanted Black Stripe was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 119
Largest Publishing Industry: 281stMost Valuable International Artwork: 428thBest Weather: 474th
The 894 Billion Cured of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
What color is your stripe?
The Reluctant Delegate
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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A Slanted Black Stripe

Population25.579 billion

CapitalSan Francisco
LeaderThe Reluctant Delegate
FaithAll are Welcome


The 894 Billion Cured of A Slanted Black Stripe is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by The Reluctant Delegate with an even hand, and notable for its smutty television, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 25.579 billion Slantees enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The large 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 92.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Slanted Black Stripean economy, worth a remarkable 4,773 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 186,630 stripenotes, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Prolonged government investigations are a common revenge tactic among spurned significant others, genetic research is temporarily tied up in government red tape, The Reluctant Delegate is considering changing the Slanted Black Stripean flag to one with more glitter, and hospitals fear government fines more than terrorist ransoms. 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 234,783rd in the world and 8,829th in The East Pacific for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -19.35 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

Largest Publishing Industry: 281stMost Valuable International Artwork: 428thBest Weather: 474thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 529thMost Beautiful Environments: 542ndMost Pacifist: 604thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 809thMost Influential: 881stMost Rebellious Youth: 1,005thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,067thNicest Citizens: 1,114thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,156thMost Developed: 1,282ndHealthiest Citizens: 1,305thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,311thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,370thMost Cultured: 1,451stLongest Average Lifespans: 1,573rdMost Inclusive: 1,622ndSmartest Citizens: 1,654thHighest Economic Output: 2,136thTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 2,587thMost Stationary: 2,848thSafest: 3,039thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,225thLargest Populations: 3,740thLargest Governments: 5,074thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,568thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,142ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,783rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7,480thHighest Average Incomes: 7,932ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,942ndTop
Most Secular: 13,447thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,281stLowest Crime Rates: 14,548thMost Efficient Economies: 15,244thMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,644thMost Income Equality: 19,203rd
Largest Publishing Industry: 9th in the regionBest Weather: 12th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 13th in the regionMost Pacifist: 16th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 17th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 17th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 20th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 26th in the regionLargest Populations: 27th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 28th in the regionMost Cultured: 32nd in the regionMost Influential: 33rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 33rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 34th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 34th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 36th in the regionMost Stationary: 38th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 38th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 38th in the regionMost Developed: 39th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 43rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 53rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 67th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 71st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 79th in the regionTop
Safest: 98th in the regionLargest Governments: 148th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 157th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 195th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 195th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 215th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 225th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 233rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 412th in the regionNudest: 422nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 425th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 445th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 459th in the regionMost Secular: 469th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 760th in the region

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