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Most Pacifist: 2,705th Most Compassionate Citizens: 2,918th Most Inclusive: 3,049th
The Duck Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
For Science, Peace, Prosperity and the Environment
Supreme Duckmaster
Influence
Powerbroker
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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PotatoValleyRegion

Population1.287 billion

CapitalPotato Duck City
LeaderSupreme Duckmaster
FaithReligious Freedom

CurrencyPotato Dollar
AnimalDuck

The Duck Republic of PotatoValleyRegion is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Supreme Duckmaster with a fair hand, and notable for its anti-smoking policies, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.287 billion PotatoValleyRegionians 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 enormous, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Potato Duck City. The average income tax rate is 91.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient PotatoValleyRegionian economy, worth 160 trillion Potato Dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Cheese Exports. Average income is an impressive 124,462 Potato Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The Fashion Channel can only be viewed on widescreen TVs, the dessert 'Death by Chocolate' isn't the most lethal dish on the menu, a faint smell of body odour can be detected at several miles' distance from the National Science Park, and tradesmen will knock 10% off their fees if customers pay cash. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. PotatoValleyRegion's national animal is the Duck, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Religious Freedom.

PotatoValleyRegion is ranked 3,272nd in the world and 1st in Seblaria for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 7,610.41 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

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Most Pacifist: 2,705thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,918thMost Inclusive: 3,049thNicest Citizens: 3,185thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,272ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,104thSafest: 4,397thBest Weather: 4,684thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,979thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,095thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,123rdHealthiest Citizens: 5,262ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,389thMost Developed: 5,405thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,500thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,726thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,210thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,514thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,853rdLowest Crime Rates: 7,216thSmartest Citizens: 7,395thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,484thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 8,018thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,244thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,332ndMost Cultured: 8,751stMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,839thMost Income Equality: 8,933rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,214thLargest Governments: 9,700thMost Politically Free: 10,307thNudest: 12,193rdMost Influential: 12,518thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,656thMost Efficient Economies: 12,997th
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Lowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionNudest: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in PotatoValleyRegion, tradesmen will knock 10% off their fees if customers pay cash.
  • : PotatoValleyRegion was reclassified from "Liberal Democratic Socialists" to "Left-wing Utopia".
  • : Following new legislation in PotatoValleyRegion, a faint smell of body odour can be detected at several miles' distance from the National Science Park.
  • : Following new legislation in PotatoValleyRegion, the dessert 'Death by Chocolate' isn't the most lethal dish on the menu.
  • : PotatoValleyRegion lodged a message on the Seblaria Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in PotatoValleyRegion, the Fashion Channel can only be viewed on widescreen TVs.
  • : PotatoValleyRegion was reclassified from "Left-wing Utopia" to "Liberal Democratic Socialists".
  • : Following new legislation in PotatoValleyRegion, atheism is seen as a prerequisite for political power.
  • : Following new legislation in PotatoValleyRegion, schoolboys who turn to watch pretty girls go by are given detention.
  • : Following new legislation in PotatoValleyRegion, it is popularly believed that "cheese every day keeps disaster away".

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