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Largest Welfare Programs: 2ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6th
The Webcomic RolePlaying Game of
Authoritarian Democracy
Jar Jar, you're a genius!
First Cheddar Monk Qui-Gon Jim
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Below Average

Overview Dispatches Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Darths and Droids

Population12.294 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 gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by First Cheddar Monk Qui-Gon Jim with an even hand, and notable for its lack of airports, absence of drug laws, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, humorless, devout population of 12.294 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 prioritizes Administration, with Environment, Welfare, and Social Policy also on the agenda, while Defense receives no funds. 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 3,877 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 315,358 Lost Orbs of Phanatacoria, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation's diplomats shake hands with those whose hands are drenched in the blood of innocents, a full moon at night lets economists sleep tight, ministers are now allowed to put suggestions in the governmental suggestion box, and the government is spending millions on 'trust campaigns' in an effort to win back the public's support. 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 306,071st in the world and 9,322nd in the Pacific for Most Advanced Defense Forces, scoring -56.92 on the Total War Preparedness Rating.

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Largest Welfare Programs: 2ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6thHighest Drug Use: 8thMost Primitive: 12thMost Devout: 21stMost Ignorant Citizens: 27thBest Weather: 64thMost Inclusive: 97thMost Beautiful Environments: 131stMost Subsidized Industry: 227thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 253rdMost Pacifist: 256thMost Compassionate Citizens: 279thHighest Food Quality: 308thNicest Citizens: 458thHighest Average Tax Rates: 552ndLargest Black Market: 554thMost Rebellious Youth: 576thMost Advanced Public Transport: 860thLargest Governments: 894thHighest Poor Incomes: 943rdMost Cultured: 1,083rdHighest Crime Rates: 1,776thHighest Average Incomes: 1,986thMost Efficient Economies: 2,039thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,456thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 4,164thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,295thNudest: 6,019thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,239thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,792ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13,549thTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 16,103rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 22,165thLargest Populations: 28,728th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 4th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 5th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 5th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Pacifist: 7th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 7th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 7th in the regionNicest Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 16th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 17th in the regionLargest Black Market: 17th in the regionMost Cultured: 22nd in the regionLargest Governments: 27th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 34th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 35th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 54th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 59th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 64th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 65th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 82nd in the regionTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 96th in the regionNudest: 106th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 175th in the regionLargest Populations: 215th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 266th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 355th in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 509th in the regionMost Influential: 688th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 799th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 926th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, the government is spending millions on 'trust campaigns' in an effort to win back the public's support.
  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, ministers are now allowed to put suggestions in the governmental suggestion box.
  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, a full moon at night lets economists sleep tight.
  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, the nation's diplomats shake hands with those whose hands are drenched in the blood of innocents.
  • : Darths and Droids lodged a message on the The Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, the best doughnut stores have been taken over by foreign police officers.
  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, bungee jumpers frequently go splat.
  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, members of majority races are forced out of their homes to make way for Bigtopians.
  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, in this vegetarian nation the delicious smell of roasted meat is oddly commonplace.
  • : Darths and Droids lodged a message on the The Pacific Regional Message Board.

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