The Kari of Potchen is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Kari Mantag with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, free-roaming dinosaurs, and state-planned economy. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 27.607 billion Potchenians enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.
The large, corrupt government prioritizes Education, although Defense, Healthcare, and Law & Order are also considered important, while Spirituality is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tarant. The average income tax rate is 96.1%.
The Potchenian economy, worth a remarkable 3,676 trillion Dragons 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 led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Arms Manufacturing, and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 133,176 Dragons, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Children are disappointed to learn that cavemen never had a yabba-dabba-doo time riding dinosaurs to work, old dogs don't have to learn new tricks but they have to prove they haven't forgotten old ones, children gain their first sex education from reading the dictionary, and criminal rehabilitation takes place in re-education centers. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Potchen's national animal is the Bathu, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Atheism.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Potchen was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
- : Potchen was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Information Technology Sector, Most Advanced Defense Forces, Healthiest Citizens, and Nudest.
- : Potchen was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Healthiest Citizens.
- : Potchen endorsed The Glittery Fantasy Land of Aynia Moreaux.
- : Potchen withdrew its endorsement from The Offers that can't be refused of LollerLand.
- : Potchen voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Paid Leave Act"".
- : Potchen endorsed Persi.
- : Potchen was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Zombies.
- : Potchen was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Zombified and Most Dead.
- : Potchen was ravaged by a Zombie Thing Horde from The Ancient Elefante of Jonewest, infecting 20 million survivors.