by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 434th Most Influential: 691st Least Corrupt Governments: 1,786th
The Free Land of
Left-wing Utopia
Cats and potatoes for everyone!
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend

The Free Land of HereIsPotato is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Chief Potato with a fair hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, ban on automobiles, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 3.053 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 94.5%.

The HereIsPotatoan economy, worth 241 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 79,171 Potatoes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

HereIsPotatoan police have to pay out of their own pockets for bulletproof vests, diplomatic missions typically end with a flurry of childish insults, accusations and phlegm, politicians constantly ring their voters to remind them how good a job they're doing, and judicial robes are the country's hottest fashion trend. 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 155,198th in the world and 8,518th in The North Pacific for Most Conservative, scoring 29.14 on the Bush-Santorum Dawning Terror Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 434thMost Influential: 691stLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,786thTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,268thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,077thNicest Citizens: 3,232ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,272ndLargest Welfare Programs: 3,675thMost Pacifist: 3,779thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,916thBest Weather: 3,977thSafest: 3,993rdMost Beautiful Environments: 4,081stMost Inclusive: 4,918thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,208thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,216thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,391stMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,613thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,912thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,276thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,506thHealthiest Citizens: 7,861stMost Cultured: 8,398thMost Secular: 8,802ndTop
Largest Governments: 9,319thSmartest Citizens: 9,654thMost Rebellious Youth: 9,959thNudest: 12,548thLowest Crime Rates: 16,444thMost Income Equality: 16,901stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 17,960th
Least Corrupt Governments: 79th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 96th in the regionTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 125th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 138th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 156th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 161st in the regionNicest Citizens: 163rd in the regionSafest: 180th in the regionMost Pacifist: 186th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 194th in the regionBest Weather: 196th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 196th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 257th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 258th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 260th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 270th in the regionMost Influential: 274th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 278th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 280th in the regionMost Inclusive: 286th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 350th in the regionLargest Governments: 370th in the regionNudest: 370th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 375th in the regionMost Cultured: 379th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 394th in the regionMost Secular: 459th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 460th in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 570th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 659th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 728th in the regionLargest Populations: 903rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 935th in the region

World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 181 » Barbarossistanian South Brasilistan, Notyoutopia, Frances Francis the First of France, Unimaginable Doom, Lionia, Yaorozu, Sunto, Guslantis, HMS Unicorn, Bharathvarsh, Xentherida, Sil Dorsett, Shadowrik, Vegetarian States, Great Bights Mum, SillyString, Wisconsota, Selfgradatude, Avalon, Holy Oranz, Gorinchem and Hoog-Hoornaar, Yatzatz, Ceretis, Tuand Seton, Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, Republic of Dixie, American MapleStory, SchoolHouse Rock, Choistan, Gran Finisterra, Sankami, The Swedish Republic of New Kenya, Sereeno, Esplandia, New Rivia, Svetlakia, Sacrento, Techislovakia, Imperial Pene Rounitrang, Malta Comino Gozo, Siwale, Indereac Lanx, Apetopia, Kingdom of Space, Enosville, Kaschovia, Vazali, Lord Ravenclaw, New Lakemba, Lupus Imperium, and 131 others.Alice Gardens, Southern Stroraia, Omicron Persei V111, Ostrinios, Reannia, Mercy Land, The Rossinite Empire, Pallaith, Tharissus, Coemgen, Potatolandium, Kwaj, Amerian States, The Teddy, General COE, Ainsworth, Vszeklina, Friently, HoNg KoNg EmPiRe, South Grand Mountain, Shin-Hachioji, Koda-Land, Diodone, Lamexanope, Dadastan Archipelago, Rylam, Anima Proxa, Freyford, McMasterdonia, The The Bierands, Plembobria, Zedeya, Sheppey, Forunte, Prevaland, Yukti, Zemnaya Svoboda, Aenglaland, AdyLand, Herzliyya, Kelvaros Prime, The Utopian Movement, Yaris, New Chilokver, Buckerino, Ausmercia, Stareogratia, United States of Panthalassa, I Am Bad At Naming Nations, Che Sana Und, Vogonlandia, Cuyan, 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, Maestros haven, Territorio di Nessuno, Horsley Land, Montroyale, Tredano, Coppicia, Slaughterhouse Nine, Fawkenia, Inorganic Tomb Thing, Beodarasc, Phillywob, Celebia, Asuroka, Wodan, Thenaca, Gellandia, Blurds, Wineclaw, Qactana, Felhaven, The Archer Republic, Victoriaans Nederlands, Xystopia, ThE eNd oF eE, New-El, Midds Conia, Libotionia, The Syca, Krakovhia, Zigarusstan, Agrauron, The People of the Federation, GDL3, Mzeusia, Ribbleton, Gladio II, Acrabinnia, Get Away From Me, NatsukiLand, Sanjurika, Malvad, Osburmergortionadocaopia, Gospel Power, Merconitonitopia, Chamocha, Dinoium, Lungha, Saint Marks Island, Inzland, Astal Aavors, New Haudenosaunee Confederacy, Avornica, Wunderstrafanstalt, Bridgett, ABC, Xinchao, Socialist Cooperative Republics, Aledonigystan, Ultima Atlantea, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Illusia and Neverendia, Khaganite, Eglise Sainte Eve, The South Falls, and Alsatian Island.

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