The Free Land of HereIsPotato is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Chief Potato with a fair hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.333 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, liberal, 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 93.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The large but inefficient HereIsPotatoan economy, worth 156 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, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is 66,886 Potatoes, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Kids laugh off vandalism and arson as "just fun", community-designed sword prostheses are becoming dangerously common, graverobbers claim they're acting within the interest of 'scientific preservation', and serial commas clarify the relationship between one's lackeys, the taxpayers, and kinsfolk. Crime is totally unknown. HereIsPotato's national animal is the House cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : HereIsPotato was endorsed by The Republic of Beowulfe.
- : HereIsPotato was endorsed by The Loh's Transcendence of Aenglaland.
- : HereIsPotato was endorsed by The Federation of Eskosya.
- : Following new legislation in HereIsPotato, serial commas clarify the relationship between one's lackeys, the taxpayers, and kinsfolk.
- : HereIsPotato was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Nudest.
- : Following new legislation in HereIsPotato, graverobbers claim they're acting within the interest of 'scientific preservation'.
- : Following new legislation in HereIsPotato, community-designed sword prostheses are becoming dangerously common.
- : Following new legislation in HereIsPotato, kids laugh off vandalism and arson as "just fun".
- : Following new legislation in HereIsPotato, prime real estate is devoted to wind farms and solar energy generators.
- : Following new legislation in HereIsPotato, the government officially wants you to slow down and speak more clearly.
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