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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,888th Least Corrupt Governments: 1,918th Most Rebellious Youth: 2,721st
The United Socialist States of
New York Times Democracy
The future will be better tomorrow
Influence
Eminence Grise
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Reasonable
Political Freedom
Superb

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Strawmanistan

Population16.59 billion

CapitalStrawmanistan City
LeaderAl Gore

CurrencyInternet
Animalmanatee

The United Socialist States of Strawmanistan is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Al Gore with a fair hand, and notable for its rampant corporate plagiarism, sprawling nuclear power plants, and daily referendums. The compassionate, democratic population of 16.59 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 1,120 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 67,559 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 36,109th in the world and 9th in Stanistan for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 2,832.39 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,888thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,918thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,721stMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,130thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,566thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,793rdSafest: 3,821stMost Pacifist: 4,336thMost Stationary: 4,363rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,601stLargest Governments: 5,713thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,127thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,481stHealthiest Citizens: 7,264thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,547thTop
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Largest Populations: 7,817thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,839thMost Cultured: 7,955thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,433rdLongest Average Lifespans: 8,628thNicest Citizens: 9,082ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 10,072ndSmartest Citizens: 10,756thBest Weather: 11,168thLowest Crime Rates: 12,297thHighest Economic Output: 12,514thMost Inclusive: 14,406th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Strawmanistan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Politically Free.
  • : Strawmanistan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Politically Free.
  • : Strawmanistan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Politically Free.
  • : 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 Politically Free.
  • : Strawmanistan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Strawmanistan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Cultured.
  • : Strawmanistan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : Strawmanistan's influence in Stanistan rose from "Enforcer" to "Eminence Grise".
  • : Strawmanistan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Cultured.

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