by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,302nd Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,724th Least Corrupt Governments: 1,749th
The Free Land of
Left-wing Utopia
Cats and potatoes for everyone!
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population5.312 billion

LeaderChief Potato

AnimalHouse cat

The Free Land of HereIsPotato is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Chief Potato with a fair hand, and renowned for its state-planned economy, anti-smoking policies, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 5.312 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, 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 95.1%.

The thriving HereIsPotatoan economy, worth 524 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 98,822 Potatoes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Pre-takeoff checks last longer than the flights themselves, would-be emigrants are told "abandon all hope all ye who would exit here", dog owners proudly declare that their pups can predict when the mailman will arrive, and the Party has more splits than a yo-yo dieter's trousers. 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 61,388th in the world and 3,183rd in The North Pacific for Most Extreme, scoring 21.79 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,302ndTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,724thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,749thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,866thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,941stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,943rdMost Advanced Public Education: 2,937thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,105thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,194thNicest Citizens: 3,227thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,231stMost Pacifist: 3,486thMost Influential: 3,548thSafest: 3,883rdBest Weather: 4,040thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,068thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,406thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,682ndMost Inclusive: 4,827thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,832ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,950thHealthiest Citizens: 6,834thMost Cultured: 6,969thLargest Governments: 8,413thTop
Smartest Citizens: 8,717thMost Rebellious Youth: 9,196thMost Secular: 9,493rdNudest: 11,840thLowest Crime Rates: 14,371stHighest Poor Incomes: 14,851st
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 71st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 81st in the regionTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 99th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 105th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 109th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 127th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 140th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 147th in the regionNicest Citizens: 189th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 196th in the regionMost Pacifist: 203rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 210th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 219th in the regionSafest: 221st in the regionBest Weather: 223rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 232nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 283rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 288th in the regionMost Inclusive: 297th in the regionMost Cultured: 340th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 355th in the regionNudest: 381st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 385th in the regionLargest Governments: 410th in the regionTop
Smartest Citizens: 491st in the regionMost Secular: 499th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 701st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 794th in the regionLargest Populations: 816th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 880th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 918th in the region

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