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The Stratosphere Islands

Population3.568 billion

CapitalDel Faisán

AnimalGolden Pheasant

The Federal District of The Stratosphere Islands is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Alphalion with a fair hand, and remarkable for its pith helmet sales, keen interest in outer space, and smutty television. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 3.568 billion Stratosphereans hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The large, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Del Faisán. The average income tax rate is 91.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Stratosphere Islandsian economy, worth 537 trillion Bloods a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 150,631 Bloods, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The mood of raunchy movies is often ruined by the sound of babies crying, drug deals return to the streets as legions of undercover officers stalk the dark web, artificial intelligences seeking exciting work are overcome with ennui, and lobotomised jaywalkers can barely ambulate let alone repeat their offences. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Stratosphere Islands's national animal is the Golden Pheasant, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Starlight.

The Stratosphere Islands is ranked 359th in the world and 107th in The North Pacific for Most Influential, scoring 166,861 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 250thMost Valuable International Artwork: 274thMost Influential: 359thTop
Most Inclusive: 4,080thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,564thNicest Citizens: 4,640thRudest Citizens: 4,922ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,856thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,427thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,482ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,866thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,172ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,240thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,241stMost Developed: 7,250thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,472ndMost Efficient Economies: 7,475thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,749thLargest Governments: 7,755thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,035thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,050thSmartest Citizens: 8,536thMost Cultured: 8,566thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,939thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,986thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,077thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,588thSafest: 9,731stTop
Best Weather: 11,425thLowest Crime Rates: 11,495thMost Pacifist: 11,514thMost Secular: 12,898thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,029thHighest Average Incomes: 13,420thLargest Retail Industry: 19,405thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 20,441st
Most Valuable International Artwork: 44th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 107th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 190th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 214th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 262nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 262nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 263rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 278th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 285th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 327th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 366th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 366th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 383rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 388th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 394th in the regionLargest Governments: 395th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 395th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 403rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 404th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 415th in the regionMost Developed: 444th in the regionMost Cultured: 445th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 466th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 485th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 500th in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 509th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 515th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 515th in the regionSafest: 530th in the regionNudest: 570th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 576th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 621st in the regionBest Weather: 635th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 638th in the regionMost Pacifist: 644th in the regionMost Secular: 691st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 729th in the regionMost Stationary: 815th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 917th in the region

World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 370 » Pallaith, The Rhein States, Kasazzastan, Territorio di Nessuno, Great Bights Mum, Malta Comino Gozo, Napnomadia, Shadowrik, Bearical, Vincone Cae, El Fiji Grande, Koda-Land, Notyoutopia, United Draconia, Yaorozu, Shibutani, Sundred, Sil Dorsett, Pasargad, Wineclaw, Newpromisedland, Omnistria, Corfad, Holy Oranz, Unsophisticate, Acrabinnia, PlanetPunk, Guer Aike, Dreadton, Sunto, Dar es Saalam, North Bratislava, Votak Matim, Ninjak30, Cloydicia, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Siwale, Solmetria, Kwaj, Selfgradatude, Buckerino, Maott, Joodey, Frances Francis the First of France, Ethnon, Niradans, Aetulia, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Aeolist, SORT, and 320 others.Viridiann, The Iron Lions, Steampunk Ariel, Zokk, Walter Jackson, Arimbia, Alice Gardens, Blackphir, BrightFutures, Azzarel, Avemterra, Buschgardensburg, Trillius, Unimaginable Doom, Haor Chall, 1 very fast endotarter, Moubarakistan, Loutsland, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Minuda, Wooleystan, Noahs Second Country, Valhalla123, Former English Colony, Humptalumpta, Wilkshire, Xentherida, Astrind, Zumlandia, Kobagia, Glurponia, Runeda, Daiz, Seenvorland, The Tampa Bay Rays, 5 kingdoms of Britannia, McMasterdonia, New Octicarg, Fizban, Cors Evia, Western Vapia, Dicko, Central Ryal, Dopeland420, Detrivania, United States of Medford, Ice and Tinian, Centromuria, Fascist Democracy, New Lakemba, Esplandia, Choistan, Holy Marcus Empire, Freyford, Itallitopia, Cinnibar, Gilakistan, LostLegion, Chukstik Illahi, Lemonbiscuits, David Davidson, Lorigia, Independent Halls, French Bananastan, Free Culture, Gurou, Nordic-British Union, The Sinclarian Provinces, Supreme Leader Hadrian, VietAnhland, Phoronu, Solskjar, Partax, PotatoFarmers, Prydania, The Discipled, Preble, Yemet, Miamington, Orado, Vexilia, United States of Americanas, Saint Alaric, Pleroma Sans Romans, Old Emporia, Srpski Novo Zelandjani, The Windmilluminati, The Bureaucratic Territories, San Gavino, North Armatas, The Real Ram Ranch, The O C, 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Republic Of States, Dakota Territories, The Jerichowan Country, Wit Noreis, New Jamgra, South Almyra, Yokciq Empire, AAA Provisional Empire, Arquadea, Singamadri, Amblegreserland, Lower Asia West, Nova Arcania, Olofin, The Sansvich, Psychotic Vegans, Drutopia Insomnia, Ausnakulia, Grue, Alamei, Xyrron, Hyphen, TJUN-ia, Jovian Knights, Zecit, The Greylands, Mordonerea, Khoik, Kappacon, Vesuva, MiaryBhalzhack, Vauquelin, Fredericksborg, Nationeer, Abonland, Lucedeia, The Endless Eventide, Logovets, Herzliyya, Tunofferia, Texas States, Sile Maungistan, Conteria, Vivanco, Arztotskiya, Schnuftelland, Iron Cladia, Memenaide, Zixu, Rad Lads, Godwanna, KhalChicken, Australian Socialist Commonwealths, Spades Atlantic, Zupla, The Lancerian Empire, Prevaland, Stone Ira, Crader, The Galactic Triumvirate, Avastate, Antiyard, Nistriabar, Manticore utopia, Fevens, Nisastria, Westinor, Varola, The True Frog, Unshleepd, Craams Mal, Aingard, Dyrenell, The Pantheons, Korovan Isles, Zeternia, 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