by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 515th Most Influential: 945th Least Corrupt Governments: 1,651st
The Free Land of
Left-wing Utopia
Cats and potatoes for everyone!
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Reasonable
Political Freedom
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Overview People Government Economy Rank Trend

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.

HereIsPotato is ranked 9,230th in the world and 425th in The North Pacific for Smartest Citizens, with 85.1 Quips Per Hour.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 515thMost Influential: 945thTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 1,651stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,276thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,951stNicest Citizens: 3,207thMost Pacifist: 3,687thSafest: 4,189thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,661stMost Inclusive: 4,771stBest Weather: 4,780thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,324thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,511thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,678thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,706thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,796thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,973rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,982ndNudest: 7,477thTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 8,273rdHealthiest Citizens: 8,420thMost Cultured: 8,659thSmartest Citizens: 9,230thHighest Drug Use: 9,235thMost Secular: 9,606thLargest Governments: 9,747thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,935thMost Rebellious Youth: 10,159thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,961stMost Extensive Civil Rights: 11,207thMost Politically Free: 12,176thMost Income Equality: 14,356th
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Least Corrupt Governments: 75th in the regionTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 110th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 144th in the regionNicest Citizens: 156th in the regionMost Pacifist: 167th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 180th in the regionSafest: 194th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 220th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 222nd in the regionNudest: 227th in the regionBest Weather: 230th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 234th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 251st in the regionMost Inclusive: 266th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 274th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 295th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 298th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 314th in the regionMost Influential: 316th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 361st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 368th in the regionMost Cultured: 383rd in the regionTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 390th in the regionLargest Governments: 398th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 409th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 425th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 433rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 440th in the regionMost Politically Free: 445th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 458th in the regionMost Secular: 532nd in the regionMost Stationary: 694th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 706th in the regionMost Income Equality: 761st in the region

National Happenings

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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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 116 » Barbarossistanian South Brasilistan, Notyoutopia, Frances Francis the First of France, Unimaginable Doom, Lionia, Yaorozu, Sunto, Meritdom, Guslantis, HMS Unicorn, Zyvetskistaahn, Bharathvarsh, Elspeth and Samina, Xentherida, Sil Dorsett, Shadowrik, Vegetarian States, Great Bights Mum, Pasargad, SillyString, Wisconsota, Vantaria, 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, Solestia, Korporations, Esplandia, New Rivia, Svetlakia, Sacrento, Techislovakia, Imperial Pene Rounitrang, Malta Comino Gozo, Empy, Siwale, The Democratic Republic of Tomb, and 66 others.Religioncord, Indereac Lanx, Apetopia, Kingdom of Space, Enosville, Kaschovia, Ovsterland, Vazali, Lord Ravenclaw, Valdr, New Lakemba, Lupus Imperium, Alice Gardens, Morrn, Empire of the Dark Lords of the Sith, Southern Stroraia, Omicron Persei V111, Ostrinios, Reannia, Arcadia of Kasterborous, Mercy Land, The Rossinite Empire, Pallaith, Tharissus, Coemgen, Potatolandium, Kwaj, Amerian States, The Teddy, General COE, Ainsworth, Vszeklina, Moristia, Friently, Hong Kong Empire, Jenner-Kardash, South Grand Mountain, Lavanania, Shin-Hachioji, Faxfleet, Koda-Land, Cleoskye, Diodone, Victoriaans Nederlands, Lusitann, Lamexanope, Dadastan Archipelago, Rylam, Kizja, Anima Proxa, Sanjurika, Freyford, McMasterdonia, The The Bierands, ABC, Plembobria, Marsh Castle, Zedeya, Sheppey, Forunte, Prevaland, Yukti, Zemnaya Svoboda, Eskosya, Aenglaland, and Beowulfe.

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