by Max Barry

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Most Devout: 2,570th Nudest: 4,172nd Most Conservative: 7,070th
The Space fairing planet of
Authoritarian Democracy
How many potatoes can a potato potato if a potato could
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population1.742 billion


AnimalPotato Lion

The Space fairing planet of Potatogion is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Jerry with an even hand, and remarkable for its ritual sacrifices, compulsory military service, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, humorless, devout population of 1.742 billion Potatoes are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.

The enormous, corrupt, moralistic government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Spirituality, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Potatoton. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 90.3%.

The Potatoian economy, worth 143 trillion Potatoes a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, Basket Weaving, and Furniture Restoration. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 82,569 Potatoes, with the richest citizens earning 5.8 times as much as the poorest.

Government buildings are being cleansed for anything that might have racist connotations, politicians are often found scavenging bins at night to supplement their income, people's charity begins and ends at home, and Jerry has been known to threaten dissenting citizens with a machine gun at press conferences. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Potatogion's national animal is the Potato Lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Potatogion is ranked 20,017th in the world and 45th in Spiritus for Lowest Crime Rates, with 80.41 Law-abiding Acts Per Hour.

Most Devout: 2,570thNudest: 4,172ndMost Conservative: 7,070thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,804thLargest Black Market: 7,983rdMost Corrupt Governments: 8,054thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,210thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,530thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,616thTop
Largest Governments: 12,919thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,217thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,944th
Nudest: 6th in the regionMost Devout: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 13th in the regionMost Conservative: 13th in the regionTop
Largest Black Market: 15th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 21st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 22nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 24th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 25th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 26th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 26th in the region

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