by Max Barry

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Least Corrupt Governments: 2,010th Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,269th Most Influential: 2,572nd
The Free Land of
Left-wing Utopia
Cats and potatoes for everyone!
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
Superb

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HereIsPotato

Population4.58 billion

CapitalPatatia
LeaderChief Potato

CurrencyPotato
AnimalHouse cat

The Free Land of HereIsPotato is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Chief Potato with a fair hand, and notable for its complete lack of prisons, ban on automobiles, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 4.58 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 95.0%.

The HereIsPotatoan economy, worth 377 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 and Furniture Restoration. Average income is 82,409 Potatoes, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The children of HereIsPotato are often remarked upon for their cheery attitude to extreme violence, the World Free Land Games have been won again by HereIsPotato as no other country cares enough to compete, students cut up leftover Potatoes during Arts and Crafts, and the number of judges has tripled in recent months. 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 91,803rd in the world and 4,807th in The North Pacific for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 93,709 Standard Monetary Units.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 2,010thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,269thMost Influential: 2,572ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,793rdLargest Welfare Programs: 2,796thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,956thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,225thNicest Citizens: 3,271stMost Pacifist: 3,523rdSafest: 3,970thBest Weather: 4,311thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,453rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,546thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,578thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,765thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,823rdMost Inclusive: 4,960thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,320thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,475thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,566thHealthiest Citizens: 6,980thMost Cultured: 7,172ndTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 8,783rdMost Secular: 8,879thLargest Governments: 8,891stSmartest Citizens: 9,071stNudest: 10,992ndMost Income Equality: 14,291stLowest Crime Rates: 14,468th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 99th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 114th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 116th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 130th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 143rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 182nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 190th in the regionMost Pacifist: 201st in the regionSafest: 205th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 211th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 215th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 215th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 224th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 233rd in the regionBest Weather: 244th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 258th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 307th in the regionMost Inclusive: 317th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 322nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 338th in the regionMost Cultured: 350th in the regionNudest: 352nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 381st in the regionTop
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Largest Governments: 424th in the regionMost Secular: 473rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 495th in the regionMost Income Equality: 676th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 714th in the regionMost Influential: 803rd in the region

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