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The Webcomic RolePlaying Game of Darths and Droids

“Jar Jar, you're a genius!” First Cheddar Monk Qui-Gon Jim

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Good

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: Refugia

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Darths and Droids

Population8.543 billion

CapitalTheed
LeaderFirst Cheddar Monk Qui-Gon Jim
FaithDice Rolling

CurrencyLost Orb of Phanatacoria
AnimalSummon Bigger Fish

The Webcomic RolePlaying Game of Darths and Droids is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by First Cheddar Monk Qui-Gon Jim with an even hand, and renowned for its zero percent divorce rate, free-roaming dinosaurs, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, humorless, devout population of 8.543 billion Cheddar Monks are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Administration, Environment, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Theed. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Cheddar economy, worth a remarkable 2,455 trillion Lost Orbs of Phanatacoria a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, extremely specialized black market in Basket Weaving. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 287,417 Lost Orbs of Phanatacoria, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Primetime re-runs of The Black and White Minstrel Show are a critical hit, the tawdry celebrity gossip section has moved to the front page of most newspapers, undersea volcanoes receive strongly worded letters for violating environmental regulations, and the government keeps introducing new foreign species to combat the previous ones it has introduced. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Darths and Droids's national animal is the Summon Bigger Fish, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Dice Rolling.

Darths and Droids is ranked 116,811th in the world and 141st in Refugia for Most Politically Free, scoring 58.29 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

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Largest Welfare Programs: 2ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7thMost Primitive: 14thMost Devout: 22ndMost Ignorant Citizens: 37thBest Weather: 79thMost Inclusive: 88thMost Subsidized Industry: 139thMost Beautiful Environments: 160thMost Compassionate Citizens: 209thMost Pacifist: 320thNicest Citizens: 333rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 347thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 357thMost Rebellious Youth: 460thLargest Black Market: 622ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 657thHighest Crime Rates: 747thHighest Poor Incomes: 936thLargest Governments: 1,068thMost Cultured: 1,215thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,530thMost Efficient Economies: 1,925thHighest Average Incomes: 2,382ndTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,296thNudest: 4,571stMost Corrupt Governments: 5,495thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,850thHighest Economic Output: 6,280thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,794thTop
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Most Armed: 13,131stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14,822nd
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Cultured: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 4th in the regionLargest Populations: 4th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 4th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Governments: 5th in the regionNudest: 6th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6th in the regionMost Armed: 6th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, the government keeps introducing new foreign species to combat the previous ones it has introduced.
  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, undersea volcanoes receive strongly worded letters for violating environmental regulations.
  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, the tawdry celebrity gossip section has moved to the front page of most newspapers.
  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, primetime re-runs of The Black and White Minstrel Show are a critical hit.
  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, the standard government reply to any query is "there is no spoon".
  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, knitters are arrested for carrying needles in their bags.
  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, the government's foreign policy statements are less threatening than a World Assembly cease-and-desist letter.
  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, a full moon at night lets economists sleep tight.
  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, this year's televised Budget Forecast has been cancelled because there was already one last year.
  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, organ donation rates are among the lowest in the region.

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