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The Slow Hand of Eric Clapton

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Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
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The Slow Hand of Eric Clapton is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Slow Hand with an even hand, and remarkable for its daily referendums, public floggings, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, hard-working population of 17.627 billion Eric Claptonians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ripley Surrey. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 74.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Eric Claptonian economy, worth a remarkable 3,575 trillion Slow Hands a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Soda Sales. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 202,820 Slow Hands, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 973,830 per year while the poor average 24,665, a ratio of 39.5 to 1.

Warfare increasingly resembles a video game, Eckie-Ecola has declared that their soda poop is The Real Thing, fish with fish chips have become the new Eric Claptonian food staple, and the last thing Eric Claptonian soldiers hear before charging into battle is a preacher trying to convert them. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Eric Clapton's national animal is the Blues Guitar, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Agnostic Pantheism.

Eric Clapton is ranked 3,657th in the world and 118th in NationStates for Highest Economic Output, with 3,575 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,869thLargest Black Market: 2,018thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,026thTop
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 2,481stMost Inclusive: 2,652ndMost Stationary: 2,757thRudest Citizens: 2,783rdMost Rebellious Youth: 3,038thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,318thHighest Economic Output: 3,657thMost Efficient Economies: 4,205thMost Cultured: 4,766thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,319thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,507thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,640thNicest Citizens: 6,059thHighest Average Incomes: 6,504thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,035thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,699thSmartest Citizens: 8,962ndMost Corrupt Governments: 10,138thLargest Populations: 11,285thTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 12,624thLargest Welfare Programs: 13,103rdLargest Governments: 13,437thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,174thMost Influential: 16,804thMost Scientifically Advanced: 17,965thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 17,980thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 18,014thLargest Agricultural Sector: 18,474thBest Weather: 19,618thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 21,458thHighest Average Tax Rates: 21,744thMost Developed: 21,787thMost Pacifist: 22,266thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 23,063rd
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 10th in the regionRudest Citizens: 13th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 20th in the regionTop
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 31st in the regionMost Cultured: 36th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 39th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 48th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 48th in the region

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