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Largest Welfare Programs: 11th Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 13th Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 20th
The Webcomic RolePlaying Game of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Jar Jar, you're a genius!
First Cheddar Monk Qui-Gon Jim
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Darths and Droids

Population4.977 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 massive, efficient nation, ruled by First Cheddar Monk Qui-Gon Jim with a fair hand, and notable for its anti-smoking policies, state-planned economy, and hatred of cheese. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 4.977 billion Cheddar Monks love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, socially-minded, outspoken government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Environment, Administration, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Theed. The average income tax rate is 99.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Cheddar economy, worth a remarkable 1,175 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 Book Publishing and 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 236,148 Lost Orbs of Phanatacoria, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Artists are pillars of society, referenda are held for every conceivable government action, voting is voluntary, and dog breeding has been banned in accordance with recent animal experimentation laws. 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 149,239th in the world and 348th in Forest for Highest Workforce Participation Rate, with 36.17 Workforce Participation Rate.

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Largest Welfare Programs: 11thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 20thMost Primitive: 27thMost Devout: 68thMost Ignorant Citizens: 104thMost Subsidized Industry: 161stMost Inclusive: 213thBest Weather: 219thMost Beautiful Environments: 330thMost Compassionate Citizens: 521stHighest Crime Rates: 560thMost Rebellious Youth: 586thLargest Black Market: 698thNicest Citizens: 717thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 728thLongest Average Lifespans: 741stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 829thHighest Poor Incomes: 902ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,111thTop
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Most Pacifist: 1,520thLargest Governments: 1,939thMost Cultured: 2,183rdHighest Average Incomes: 3,414thMost Armed: 5,437thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,286thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,050thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 7,562ndMost Politically Free: 9,528thHighest Drug Use: 9,633rdMost Income Equality: 9,988thHighest Economic Output: 11,567th
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Most Primitive: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Devout: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 3rd in the regionTop
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Black Market: 5th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 7th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 11th in the regionBest Weather: 11th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 12th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 14th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 14th in the regionNicest Citizens: 14th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 17th in the regionTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 21st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 21st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 26th in the regionMost Pacifist: 28th in the regionMost Politically Free: 28th in the regionLargest Governments: 29th in the regionMost Armed: 30th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 32nd in the regionMost Cultured: 34th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Darths and Droids lodged a message on the Forest Regional Message Board.
  • : Darths and Droids lodged a message on the Forest Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, dog breeding has been banned in accordance with recent animal experimentation laws.
  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, voting is voluntary.
  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, referenda are held for every conceivable government action.
  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, artists are pillars of society.
  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, the nation has an international reputation for compassion.
  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, pirates armed with sonar-guided semi-autonomous torpedos and laser weapons systems are often seen capturing fishing trawlers.
  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, churches frequently hold public 'contraception burnings'.
  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, taxpayers receive expenditure reports from the Grand High Poobah of the Order of Violet.

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