by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 454th Most Influential: 722nd Least Corrupt Governments: 2,005th
The Free Land of
Left-wing Utopia
Cats and potatoes for everyone!
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend


Population3.619 billion

LeaderChief Potato

AnimalHouse cat

The Free Land of HereIsPotato is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Chief Potato with a fair hand, and renowned for its ban on automobiles, complete lack of prisons, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 3.619 billion HereIsPotatoans are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Patatia. The average income tax rate is 94.7%.

The HereIsPotatoan economy, worth 291 trillion Potatoes a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Furniture Restoration, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is 80,436 Potatoes, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Judges are rumored to find in favor of whoever bribes them the most, government ministers sport new billboards that read 'Will Trade Votes for Private Members' Bill Support', the children of HereIsPotato are often remarked upon for their cheery attitude to extreme violence, and the World Free Land Games have been won again by HereIsPotato as no other country cares enough to compete. Crime is totally unknown. HereIsPotato's national animal is the House cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

HereIsPotato is ranked 132,816th in the world and 7,395th in The North Pacific for Most Average, scoring 30.41 on the Average Standardized Normality Scale.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 454thMost Influential: 722ndTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 2,005thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,262ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,932ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,112thNicest Citizens: 3,219thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,518thMost Pacifist: 3,683rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,811thBest Weather: 3,848thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,968thSafest: 4,318thMost Inclusive: 5,041stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,078thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,223rdLongest Average Lifespans: 5,244thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,246thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,511thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,638thHealthiest Citizens: 7,208thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,277thMost Cultured: 7,956thMost Secular: 8,088thTop
Largest Governments: 9,302ndSmartest Citizens: 9,476thMost Rebellious Youth: 10,598thNudest: 12,997thLowest Crime Rates: 15,899thMost Income Equality: 15,987th
Least Corrupt Governments: 103rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 110th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 131st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 135th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 148th in the regionNicest Citizens: 169th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 175th in the regionSafest: 198th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 201st in the regionBest Weather: 201st in the regionMost Pacifist: 201st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 210th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 235th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 246th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 253rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 262nd in the regionMost Influential: 277th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 281st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 291st in the regionMost Inclusive: 312th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 321st in the regionMost Cultured: 378th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 381st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 385th in the regionLargest Governments: 403rd in the regionMost Secular: 425th in the regionNudest: 426th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 494th in the regionMost Stationary: 501st in the regionTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 728th in the regionLargest Populations: 818th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 959th in the regionMost Income Equality: 960th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 178 » Barbarossistanian South Brasilistan, Notyoutopia, Frances Francis the First of France, Unimaginable Doom, Lionia, Yaorozu, Sunto, Guslantis, HMS Unicorn, Bharathvarsh, Xentherida, Sil Dorsett, Shadowrik, Great Bights Mum, SillyString, Selfgradatude, Avalon, Holy Oranz, Gorinchem and Hoog-Hoornaar, Yatzatz, Ceretis, Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, Republic of Dixie, American MapleStory, SchoolHouse Rock, Choistan, Gran Finisterra, Sankami, Esplandia, New Rivia, Svetlakia, Sacrento, Malta Comino Gozo, Siwale, Indereac Lanx, Apetopia, Kingdom of Space, Enosville, Vazali, Lord Ravenclaw, New Lakemba, Alice Gardens, Southern Stroraia, Omicron Persei V111, Mercy Land, The Rossinite Empire, Pallaith, Tharissus, Potatolandium, Kwaj, and 128 others.Amerian States, The Teddy, General COE, Ainsworth, Vszeklina, Friently, South Grand Mountain, Shin-Hachioji, Koda-Land, Diodone, Lamexanope, Dadastan Archipelago, Rylam, McMasterdonia, The The Bierands, Sheppey, Forunte, Prevaland, Yukti, AdyLand, Herzliyya, Kelvaros Prime, Yaris, New Chilokver, Buckerino, I Am Bad At Naming Nations, Che Sana Und, Seven Hills, Yubadai, Corfad, The Akhara Islands, Cloydicia, The Kyziban Islands, The Lancerian Empire, Bayern-Straubing, The Iron Lions, Aerilia, PlanetPunk, Moubarakistan, Pakistan 001, Universal State Formula, Territorio di Nessuno, Montroyale, Tredano, Inorganic Tomb Thing, Beodarasc, Phillywob, Celebia, Wodan, Thenaca, Wineclaw, Qactana, Victoriaans Nederlands, Xystopia, ThE eNd oF eE, Midds Conia, The Syca, Krakovhia, Zigarusstan, Agrauron, Mzeusia, Ribbleton, Gladio II, Acrabinnia, Get Away From Me, NatsukiLand, Malvad, Osburmergortionadocaopia, Merconitonitopia, Chamocha, Lungha, Astal Aavors, Avornica, Wunderstrafanstalt, ABC, Xinchao, Aledonigystan, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Illusia and Neverendia, Eglise Sainte Eve, Alsatian Island, A Terribly Charismatic Duck, Outer Egorniand, Ozstan, Puczovska, The Mazur Empire, Asemnots, Pop Prorp, Ktyria, Morlanka, Atain, Canada GR, LaKronia, Natorik, Kreal Panards, Abunenin, Pandessiand, Hexago, Nueava Libertalia, Wesley Republic, Albacria, Holy Trinity 2015, Benolia, Ka Ching, Freienland, Mordant99, Paxiosolange, Q w e r t y, Memeosan, TerranulliuZ, Shibutani, Lemurian continent, Pleroma Sans Romans, Old Republic of Greece, Novare Res, The Oceanic Lands, Sallanas, Underground Techno, New Seaview Cove, Riverwinde, Californian Redwood, The Windmilluminati, Party Time99, Lower Nubia, Libertarian Utopian Project, Constantinolia, Ice and Tinian, and THX1138.

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