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The People's Republic of PotatoFarmers

“All praise the potato”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Average
Economy:
Powerhouse
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: The North Pacific

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PotatoFarmers

Population1.693 billion

CapitalFiskadaha
LeaderPikashru Nakisan

CurrencyTotato
AnimalPotato

The People's Republic of PotatoFarmers is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Pikashru Nakisan with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, public floggings, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, devout population of 1.693 billion Potatomers 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 enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Fiskadaha. The average income tax rate is 77.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Potafarmer economy, worth 121 trillion Totatoes a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Basket Weaving and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 71,829 Totatoes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Judges are rumored to find in favor of whoever bribes them the most, crossword puzzles have been co-opted as a symbol of racial discrimination, invasive drug testing is now performed at elementary school sports days, and drills and shovels have been banned as the government cracks down on any means of fracking. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. PotatoFarmers's national animal is the Potato, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

PotatoFarmers is ranked 20,152nd in the world and 1,109th in The North Pacific for Longest Average Lifespans, with 74.9 Years.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 851stTop
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Most Influential: 4,973rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,044thTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,004thMost Pacifist: 9,063rdSafest: 9,680thLargest Welfare Programs: 10,459thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,759thMost Cultured: 12,685thMost Compassionate Citizens: 12,908thNicest Citizens: 13,794thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,358th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 279th in the regionTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 442nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 471st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 476th in the regionMost Pacifist: 499th in the regionSafest: 512th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 581st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 638th in the regionMost Cultured: 646th in the region

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 163 » Territorio di Nessuno, Orado, El Fiji Grande, Siwale, Runeda, Alunya, Sundred, Chukstik Illahi, Concordare, Corfad, Notyoutopia, The Rhein States, Sinelona, Shibutani, Newpromisedland, Pallaith, Shin-Hachioji, Wilkshire, Loutsland, Yaorozu, Great Bights Mum, Napnomadia, Dar es Saalam, Aetulia, Koda-Land, Penrith, San Isandro, 5 kingdoms of Britannia, Western Vapia, Longsword01, Alepuble, Panama Coalition, Test for a new hope, Amerian States, North Bratislava, The Reorganized Arctic Territories, Death By Astonishment, Sockmanland, The Tampa Bay Rays, Ethnon, Arkenistan, Kwaj, Omnistria, Eri-Maqa-Ena, 2 and 2 is Fish, Bearical, Amauri, Dopeland420, Xzavia-Hjar, Alice Gardens, and 113 others.New Flos, Zumlandia, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Princely Irbis, Dramanian, Arimbia, Ausveria, Valhalla123, Daiz, Sil Dorsett, Ammurp Stecdoodastal, Antiyard, Guer Aike, Anna Airters, New Bremerton, Austurasia, Tsardom of Leonlandia, Altivia, Alusten, Spartoptia, Holy Oranz, The Gamer Party, Great Javadwipa, Federation Terra Australis, Trillius, Amaganset, Dreadton, Sunto, Get Away From Me, Aroa, Potatolandium, New Lakemba, 1 very fast endotarter, Selfgradatude, PlanetPunk, Vincone Cae, Cors Evia, Necromonia, Elder Realms, Tmth, Pinguioris, Avemterra, AlI and nino, Torakuen, Abject Ludicrosity, Sheldanada, Youssath, Tianqing, Felpolandia, Prydania, AGoodPlace, Moisus, Wineclaw, Cloydicia, Choistan, Duerrlewang, Makersaulache, Lazadonil, New Octicarg, The Bureaucratic Territories, Axstahl, Preble, Kasazzastan, Randbourne, Ostrolia, Sea Ghost, Vundana, Lunallian, San Gavino, Victoriaans Nederlands, Grimandia, Cuyan, Analomink, Angwayster, Some Random TNP Nation, Alcaryia, Quebekistand, Bojacks and Jills, Neo Hungarica, Jasminlandia, McMasterdonia, Wisconsota, Shadowrik, General COE, Kuveria, East Wushen, Steampunk Ariel, Frie Annium, Warcaa, Glurponia, Jefffliu, Libertarian Nation of Japan, Frances Francis the First of France, Great and Glorious Martese Unionins, Orven, SORT, Pheonisland, Guslantis, The Stratosphere Islands, Destructive Government Endorsing System, WhyNotRepublic, Zemnaya Svoboda, The Notorious Mad Jack, Black Templares, Indiana Hoosier nation, Moubarakistan, Esplandia, The NuMegadonian Empire, Aratani, Great Robertia, Ponantine, Maott, and Racoda.

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