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Most Primitive: 79th Most Advanced Defense Forces: 100th Most Ignorant Citizens: 103rd
The Potato Papacy of
Psychotic Dictatorship
POTATO REVOLUTION COMPLETE!
Her Eminence The Potato Pope
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Crushita

Population13.811 billion

CapitalPotato Landia
LeaderHer Eminence The Potato Pope
FaithPotato Worship

CurrencyPotato
AnimalPotato

The Potato Papacy of Crushita is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Her Eminence The Potato Pope with an iron fist, and remarkable for its anti-smoking policies, public floggings, and fear of technology. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 13.811 billion Potatoes are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Spirituality and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Education and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Potato Landia. The average income tax rate is 96.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Potatoian economy, worth a remarkable 3,750 trillion Potatoes a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Furniture Restoration, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Uranium Mining. 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 271,594 Potatoes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government regularly publishes lengthy reports on its own excessive recordkeeping, Maxtopian villagers starve by the time Potatoian officials even file the appropriate paperwork needed to help them, society has literally been thrown to the wolves, and the Navy has outraged the international community by sinking a boatload of refugees to prevent them reaching the shore. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force. Crushita's national animal is the Potato, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Potato Worship.

Crushita is ranked 197th in the world and 1st in Ainur for Largest Black Market, with 6,301 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Primitive: 79thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 100thMost Ignorant Citizens: 103rdMost Devout: 146thLargest Black Market: 197thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 210thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 353rdMost Corrupt Governments: 850thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 873rdHighest Poor Incomes: 956thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,397thTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 1,832ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,152ndHighest Average Incomes: 2,212thHighest Economic Output: 2,297thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,587thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,684thLargest Governments: 3,892ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,915thBest Weather: 4,295thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,919thLargest Mining Sector: 4,981stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5,643rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,140thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,320thTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 9,488thMost Authoritarian: 10,129thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,188thMost Conservative: 10,916thLargest Populations: 11,693rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,350thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14,134th
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionMost Conservative: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Crushita, the Navy has outraged the international community by sinking a boatload of refugees to prevent them reaching the shore.
  • : Following new legislation in Crushita, society has literally been thrown to the wolves.
  • : Following new legislation in Crushita, Maxtopian villagers starve by the time Potatoian officials even file the appropriate paperwork needed to help them.
  • : Following new legislation in Crushita, the government regularly publishes lengthy reports on its own excessive recordkeeping.
  • : Following new legislation in Crushita, birds and children's kites are regularly brought down by anti-aircraft fire.
  • : Following new legislation in Crushita, the nation's weary schoolchildren excel at sport but must count scores on their fingers.
  • : Following new legislation in Crushita, punk rockers smash it up and then clean it up.
  • : Following new legislation in Crushita, newspapers print only headlines.
  • : Following new legislation in Crushita, terrorists who are 17th cousins with the ex-wives of half-brothers of citizens are now exempt from the immigration ban.
  • : Crushita was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.

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