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Strawmanistan

Population18.484 billion

CapitalStrawmanistan City
LeaderAl Gore

CurrencyInternet
Animalmanatee

The United Socialist States of Strawmanistan is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Al Gore with a fair hand, and remarkable for its national health service, hatred of cheese, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 18.484 billion Strawmanistanians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The enormous, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Social Policy. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Strawmanistan City. The average income tax rate is 95.1%.

The enormous but inefficient Strawmanistanian economy, worth a remarkable 1,248 trillion Internets a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector is mostly comprised of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 67,554 Internets, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.0 times as much as the poorest.

Community-designed sword prostheses are becoming dangerously common, tourists visit Strawmanistan to mass-moon Strawmanistanian politicians, politicians spend more time in courtrooms than in Parliament, and internet sites are legally unable to stop their users from posting pornography. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Strawmanistan's national animal is the manatee, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Strawmanistan is ranked 203,329th in the world and 6th in Stanistan for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring -11.28 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,904thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,932ndTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 2,823rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,013thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,625thSafest: 3,914thMost Stationary: 4,020thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,022ndMost Pacifist: 4,441stHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,803rdLargest Governments: 5,961stMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,595thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,061stLargest Populations: 7,594thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,778thHealthiest Citizens: 7,793rdMost Cultured: 8,328thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,710thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,908thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,757thNicest Citizens: 10,309thTop
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Best Weather: 11,403rdSmartest Citizens: 11,410thMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,520thLowest Crime Rates: 13,064thHighest Economic Output: 13,187thMost Inclusive: 15,792nd
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Most Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Politically Free: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the region

National Happenings

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  • : Strawmanistan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Strawmanistan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Best Weather.
  • : Strawmanistan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Smartest Citizens.
  • : Strawmanistan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Compassionate Citizens.
  • : Strawmanistan was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Foreign Aid Spending and Least Corrupt Governments, the Top 5% for Longest Average Lifespans and Nicest Citizens, and the Top 10% for Most Influential.
  • : Strawmanistan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education and Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Strawmanistan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Strawmanistan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Survivors.
  • : Strawmanistan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Strawmanistan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Cultured.

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