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Least Corrupt Governments: 1,946thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,616thMost Influential: 3,163rd
The Starchy Republic of
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Population1.641 billion



The Starchy Republic of Libterraria is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Potater with a fair hand, and notable for its teetotalling pirates, anti-smoking policies, and prohibition of alcohol. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.641 billion Libterrarians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, outspoken government prioritizes Education, although Administration, Healthcare, and Environment are also considered important, while Defense and Spirituality aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Potadon. The average income tax rate is 89.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Libterrarian economy, worth 196 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 mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 119,865 Potatoes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Crowded passenger trains are near-silent save for the soft tap of fingers on touchscreens, the government is more interested in identifying problems than fixing them, nobody is allowed to stop the local daycare from reading Nietzsche to pre-schoolers, and the mining industry is making inroads into environmentally sensitive areas. Crime is totally unknown. Libterraria's national animal is the Potato, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Libterraria is ranked 6,025th in the world and 122nd in the West Pacific for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 5,965.84 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Least Corrupt Governments: 1,946thTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,616thMost Influential: 3,163rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,274thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,575thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,125thMost Pacifist: 4,480thMost Inclusive: 5,209thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,228thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,427thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,552ndMost Advanced Public Education: 5,563rdSafest: 5,653rdLargest Welfare Programs: 6,025thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,627thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,634thNicest Citizens: 6,789thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,853rdRudest Citizens: 7,096thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,240thSmartest Citizens: 8,058thMost Secular: 8,412thMost Developed: 8,490thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,521stHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,667thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,230thTop
Nudest: 11,217thLargest Governments: 11,407thMost Cheerful Citizens: 11,510thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,572ndHighest Poor Incomes: 12,068thMost Cultured: 12,440thBest Weather: 12,588thHighest Drug Use: 13,120thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,842ndHealthiest Citizens: 18,471st
Least Corrupt Governments: 50th in the regionTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 59th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 67th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 70th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 71st in the regionMost Influential: 116th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 117th in the regionMost Pacifist: 119th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 122nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 126th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 128th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 129th in the regionSafest: 129th in the regionMost Inclusive: 137th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 142nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 144th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 146th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 149th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 163rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 171st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 175th in the regionNudest: 179th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 188th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 188th in the regionRudest Citizens: 191st in the regionMost Developed: 208th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 213th in the regionLargest Governments: 226th in the regionMost Secular: 246th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 259th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 272nd in the regionMost Cultured: 274th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 281st in the regionTop
Best Weather: 296th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 315th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 368th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 434th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 451st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 490th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 556th in the region

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