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Largest Welfare Programs: 2ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15th
The Webcomic RolePlaying Game of
Democratic Socialists
Jar Jar, you're a genius!
First Cheddar Monk Qui-Gon Jim
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Average

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Darths and Droids

Population7.074 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, efficient nation, ruled by First Cheddar Monk Qui-Gon Jim with an even hand, and renowned for its rampant corporate plagiarism, hatred of cheese, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, devout population of 7.074 billion Cheddar Monks are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

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 1,963 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, highly specialized black market in Basket Weaving, Book Publishing, and Tourism. 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 277,573 Lost Orbs of Phanatacoria, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

It is illegal to carry an umbrella when the official weather forecast predicts a sunny day, artists are pillars of society, clowns are being rounded up and admitted to mental institutions, and the consent form for routine blood pressure measurement has been nominated for the 'Novel Of The Year' award. 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 13,901st in the world and 121st in Forest for Longest Average Lifespans, with 90.73 Years.

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Largest Welfare Programs: 2ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15thMost Primitive: 18thMost Devout: 35thMost Ignorant Citizens: 51stBest Weather: 119thMost Inclusive: 124thMost Subsidized Industry: 160thMost Beautiful Environments: 208thMost Compassionate Citizens: 307thNicest Citizens: 457thHighest Crime Rates: 496thMost Rebellious Youth: 506thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 517thMost Pacifist: 539thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 610thLargest Black Market: 691stHighest Average Tax Rates: 717thHighest Poor Incomes: 948thLargest Governments: 1,180thMost Cultured: 1,747thMost Efficient Economies: 2,034thTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,459thHighest Average Incomes: 2,492ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,510thMost Armed: 4,960thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,225thHighest Economic Output: 7,539thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10,219thTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 13,901stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15,146thHighest Drug Use: 15,808thMost Stationary: 15,972ndMost Influential: 18,647th
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Most Primitive: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Devout: 2nd in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 5th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 5th in the regionBest Weather: 7th in the regionNicest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 10th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 10th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 10th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 10th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 11th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12th in the regionMost Pacifist: 12th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12th in the regionLargest Governments: 15th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 16th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 17th in the regionMost Armed: 19th in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 27th in the regionMost Cultured: 28th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 32nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 34th in the regionMost Stationary: 35th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 38th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 39th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 44th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 46th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Darths and Droids lodged a message on the Forest Regional Message Board.
  • : 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, clowns are being rounded up and admitted to mental institutions.
  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, artists are pillars of society.
  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, it is illegal to carry an umbrella when the official weather forecast predicts a sunny day.
  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, nobles' fancy titles no longer help them cut in line at the supermarket.
  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, the government has officially clarified that "wee on your hands to save time" does not count as proper hygiene.
  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, the government's foreign policy statements are less threatening than a World Assembly cease-and-desist letter.
  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, theatre may or may not be changing for the better but it is being changed for good.
  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, waste is frequently shipped to other countries.

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