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The Federal Potato Republic of Potatolandium

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Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Page

Location: The North Pacific

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Potatolandium

Population6.81 billion

CapitalPotatolandium City
LeaderLeader

CurrencyPotato
AnimalGerman Shepherd

The Federal Potato Republic of Potatolandium is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Leader with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, national health service, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 6.81 billion Potatolandians 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 large, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Potatolandium City. The average income tax rate is 92.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Potatolandian economy, worth a remarkable 1,058 trillion Potatoes a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 155,362 Potatoes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.2 times as much as the poorest.

Pet loving officers arrest citizens who don't give their dogs enough biscuits, social networking sites have discussion groups devoted to planning terrorist attacks, older citizens lament over the loss of law and order, and confused-looking pigeons slide gently off frictionless window ledges. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Potatolandium's national animal is the German Shepherd, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Potatolandium is ranked 43,625th in the world and 2,298th in The North Pacific for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 3,158.02 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 370thMost Influential: 647thTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 2,198thMost Inclusive: 2,248thSafest: 2,259thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,321stNicest Citizens: 2,727thMost Cultured: 2,740thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,837thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,899thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,904thBest Weather: 3,028thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,171stLongest Average Lifespans: 3,287thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,491stHealthiest Citizens: 3,842ndMost Developed: 3,883rdMost Advanced Public Education: 4,261stLargest Welfare Programs: 4,297thLowest Crime Rates: 4,690thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,825thMost Pacifist: 5,374thSmartest Citizens: 5,445thLargest Governments: 5,920thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,064thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,239thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,740thTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,952ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10,269thHighest Average Incomes: 11,351stMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,310thHighest Economic Output: 13,538thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,866thMost Efficient Economies: 15,317th
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Largest Publishing Industry: 103rd in the regionSafest: 113th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 118th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 127th in the regionMost Cultured: 131st in the regionMost Inclusive: 141st in the regionNicest Citizens: 157th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 162nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 169th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 171st in the regionBest Weather: 171st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 171st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 186th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 186th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 201st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 214th in the regionMost Developed: 214th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 216th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 217th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 220th in the regionMost Influential: 233rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 280th in the regionLargest Governments: 285th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 289th in the regionMost Pacifist: 291st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 291st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 314th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 329th in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 413th in the regionMost Stationary: 436th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 526th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 557th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 566th in the regionLargest Populations: 604th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 679th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 740th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 760th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 248 » Frances Francis the First of France, Unimaginable Doom, Yaorozu, Notyoutopia, Sunto, Guslantis, Selfgradatude, Xentherida, Sil Dorsett, Shadowrik, Esplandia, Great Bights Mum, Avalon, Holy Oranz, New Lakemba, Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, Malta Comino Gozo, Siwale, Alice Gardens, Pallaith, Kwaj, Amerian States, The Teddy, General COE, Shin-Hachioji, Diodone, Yukti, Zokk, Pleroma Sans Romans, Herzliyya, Buckerino, Kelvaros Prime, Corfad, Cloydicia, The Iron Lions, Moubarakistan, Universal State Formula, Territorio di Nessuno, PlanetPunk, Wodan, The Syca, Wineclaw, Ainsworth, Q w e r t y, Maott, Eglise Sainte Eve, Puczovska, The Galactic Triumvirate, Panama Coalition, Atain, and 198 others.Ozstan, Dutchyland, Wilkshire, Shibutani, Govornia, Lower Nubia, Unsophisticate, Former English Colony, Mahsoobia, Koda-Land, Misuvelia, Highton Islands, United Draconia, Empy, Humptalumpta, The Gamer Party, Whereisthatistan, Sacrento, Babacar, Kulgatha, Sea Ghost, Zeternia, Sundred, Ethnon, Moose repupblic, El Fiji Grande, Amauri, Kobagia, Ice and Tinian, East Wushen, Dar es Saalam, New Trisone, Aezus, The Brunchovian Republic of Pina Colada, Amestris-Britannia, Lunallian, Rosewood-, Islamic Cali, Bojacks and Jills, Viridiann, The Rhein States, The Most Freedom Ever, Prydania, Acrabinnia, New Bremerton, New Pruessen, Spartoptia, The Serdey Islands, Torakuen, SORT, Minuda, Fun time land of Fun, Great and Glorious Martese Unionins, Newpromisedland, Choistan, Vincone Cae, Venezuelia, Elevation, North Bratislava, Votak Matim, Sinelona, Soviet Terran, Asgardira, Omnistria, Kasazzastan, Wunderstrafanstalt, Cool game nation, Kanlidia, Riversedge, Napnomadia, Sheldanada, Kalimora Aire, Bearical, Niradans, Valhalla123, Abiswashyo-bhumi, The Windmilluminati, Hong Kong Empire, Black Templares, Dreadton, Outer Egorniand, Federation Terra Australis, The Pantheons, Ninjak30, The South Falls, Partax, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Pasargad, Ham Federation, The Sinclarian Provinces, Alunya, Joodey, Steraz, Ieprus, Revolutionary Sealand, Union of Austria-Hungary, Halcon siveriano, Renzic, Guer Aike, Egalico, Solmetria, Ibiscaton, Saturns Edge, Jasminlandia, Zemnaya Svoboda, Steampunk Ariel, San Xavier, Plangainer, Marijuana Haven, Orven, Trillius, Angwayster, The Lucky but Unfortunate Wanderers, Mount Timbers, Ejhsa, Victoriaans Nederlands, British Pacific Islands, Lomjia, Abject Ludicrosity, Bananoonza, Brettenia, Nakayo, 1 very fast endotarter, Ikea Rike, Planes, Free Azzaca, Haor Chall, Tamgu, Aratani, Bananaaaaa, Loutsland, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Tejasia, Noahs Second Country, Rynion, Fayyayid, Test for a new hope, Analomink, Antityranicals, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Elder Realms, Centromuria, Constantinolia, Glurponia, United Brazilians states, Fizban, Elianzonia, Makersaulache, Ajibola, Xzavia-Hjar, Lanorth, Zumlandia, Debussy, Great Javadwipa, Orado, Runeda, Utopicican, Amaganset, Dramanian, Daiz, Sockmanland, Seenvorland, The Tampa Bay Rays, Concordare, Cuyan, PotatoFarmers, New Flos, Duerrlewang, New Octicarg, Grimandia, Quebekistand, McMasterdonia, Logic and Rationality, Frie Annium, U S Eh, Naurasium, The Stratosphere Islands, Great Robertia, Alusten, Mercandia, Ponantine, Racoda, Yabkhu, Wisconsota, Gnomewatchers, The Nation that will win Soops for 9003, Potestasia, Kaschovia, Tachycardia, Eteles, Altamonte, Darcania, Gorundu, The Soviet States of Europe, Nothru Lerple, United Western Federation, Angshire, and Miruma.

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