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Largest Welfare Programs: 1stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5th
The Webcomic RolePlaying Game of
Authoritarian Democracy
Jar Jar, you're a genius!
First Cheddar Monk Qui-Gon Jim
Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Average

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Darths and Droids

Population9.432 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 colossal, genial nation, ruled by First Cheddar Monk Qui-Gon Jim with an even hand, and remarkable for its teetotalling pirates, state-planned economy, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, humorless, devout population of 9.432 billion Cheddar Monks are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Administration, Environment, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Theed. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Cheddar economy, worth a remarkable 2,817 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 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 298,737 Lost Orbs of Phanatacoria, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The consent form for routine blood pressure measurement has been nominated for the 'Novel Of The Year' award, the nation is known abroad mostly for its Parliamentary antics, First Cheddar Monk Qui-Gon Jim wears a chewed-up rubber chicken suit to meet foreign delegates, and government bureaucrats shut down teenage yard-raking businesses for being counter-revolutionary. 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 95,648th in the world and 2,277th in the Pacific for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring 7,470.04 on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

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Largest Welfare Programs: 1stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5thMost Primitive: 14thMost Devout: 22ndMost Ignorant Citizens: 35thBest Weather: 71stMost Inclusive: 90thMost Beautiful Environments: 144thMost Subsidized Industry: 154thMost Compassionate Citizens: 205thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 274thMost Pacifist: 306thHighest Food Quality: 318thNicest Citizens: 340thMost Rebellious Youth: 456thHighest Average Tax Rates: 578thLargest Black Market: 584thHighest Crime Rates: 774thLargest Governments: 934thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,193rdMost Cultured: 1,229thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,256thMost Efficient Economies: 1,842ndHighest Average Incomes: 2,137thTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,432ndNudest: 4,304thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,998thHighest Economic Output: 5,537thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,631stMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,378thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,169thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,247thTop
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Most Armed: 15,320th
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Most Primitive: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 5th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 5th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 6th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 6th in the regionMost Pacifist: 7th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8th in the regionNicest Citizens: 8th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 13th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 15th in the regionLargest Black Market: 16th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 20th in the regionMost Cultured: 21st in the regionLargest Governments: 28th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 41st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 49th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 61st in the regionNudest: 71st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 78th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 93rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 143rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 146th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 195th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 223rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 233rd in the regionMost Armed: 238th in the regionLargest Populations: 252nd in the regionTop
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Highest Drug Use: 379th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, government bureaucrats shut down teenage yard-raking businesses for being counter-revolutionary.
  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, First Cheddar Monk Qui-Gon Jim wears a chewed-up rubber chicken suit to meet foreign delegates.
  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, the nation is known abroad mostly for its Parliamentary antics.
  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, the consent form for routine blood pressure measurement has been nominated for the 'Novel Of The Year' award.
  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, nobility is the world's oldest profession.
  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, the wealthiest parts of the country receive the most government spending.
  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, students who refuse to pray are expelled from school.
  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, the national anthem is a rather effective sleeping aid.
  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, TV coverage of music festivals consists mostly of backstage interviews.
  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, military strategists are questioning the wisdom of subsidizing the economies of sworn enemies.

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