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The Absolute Units of Potion Seller

“We have the Memes”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
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Location: the South Pacific


Potion Seller

Population4.258 billion

CapitalThe Potion Shop
LeaderThe Potion Seller


The Absolute Units of Potion Seller is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by The Potion Seller with a fair hand, and renowned for its compulsory military service, keen interest in outer space, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The compassionate, democratic population of 4.258 billion Potion Sellers are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Potion Shop. The average income tax rate is 86.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient proud knight economy, worth 494 trillion Memes a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Cheese Exports. Average income is an impressive 116,210 Memes, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Builders across Potion Seller are blocked up with orders for new public loos, women who walk into the ladies' changing room are accused of being Peeping Toms, programmes of questionable content are shown at peak-hours, and rebuilding efforts for a recently destroyed cathedral aren't expected to be completed for another century. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Potion Seller's national animal is the Chongus, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Potionology.

Potion Seller is ranked 9,935th in the world and 271st in the South Pacific for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring 1,851.74 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,593rdMost Influential: 1,824thTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,715thLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,953rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,239thMost Developed: 8,573rdMost Advanced Public Education: 8,972ndMost Inclusive: 9,286thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,298thMost Rebellious Youth: 9,444thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,634thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,836thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,934thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,935thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,983rdSmartest Citizens: 10,384thSafest: 10,485thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,539thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,554thNicest Citizens: 11,167thTop
Most Pacifist: 11,645thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,761stLargest Governments: 12,962ndMost Beautiful Environments: 13,200thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,284thHealthiest Citizens: 14,604thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,975thMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,168thMost Secular: 15,894thMost Income Equality: 16,676thMost Valuable International Artwork: 16,682ndLowest Crime Rates: 17,790thBest Weather: 17,977thMost Cultured: 19,269thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 20,899th
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 152nd in the regionMost Influential: 186th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 215th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 243rd in the regionMost Developed: 261st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 271st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 281st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 287th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 292nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 295th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 299th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 302nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 303rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 311th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 315th in the regionMost Inclusive: 322nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 334th in the regionLargest Governments: 349th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 360th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 385th in the regionNicest Citizens: 393rd in the regionSafest: 395th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 416th in the regionTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 435th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 438th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 454th in the regionMost Stationary: 459th in the regionMost Politically Free: 478th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 479th in the regionMost Pacifist: 483rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 526th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 535th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 545th in the regionMost Secular: 560th in the regionMost Cultured: 569th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 603rd in the regionLargest Populations: 634th in the regionBest Weather: 641st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 694th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 715th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 719th in the regionMost Income Equality: 719th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 741st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 753rd in the regionNudest: 813th in the region

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