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Largest Insurance Industry: 234th Most Ignorant Citizens: 527th Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 674th
The Holy Potato Cult of
Corporate Police State
We are Blessed with Glorious Potatoes
King Heather Capsicum Annuum
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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The Great Potato Empire

Population5.548 billion

CapitalAartappel
LeaderKing Heather Capsicum Annuum
FaithThe Holy Church of the Glorious Potato

CurrencyPotato
AnimalDragon

The Holy Potato Cult of The Great Potato Empire is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by King Heather Capsicum Annuum with an iron fist, and renowned for its fear of technology, complete lack of prisons, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 5.548 billion Potatoians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order and Spirituality also on the agenda, while Welfare and Environment aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Aartappel. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 17.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Potatoian economy, worth a remarkable 1,493 trillion Potatoes a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Uranium Mining industry, with major contributions from Retail, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, and Gambling. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 269,244 Potatoes, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,144,858 per year while the poor average 40,781, a ratio of 28.1 to 1.

The nation has been sent to bed early for unspecified naughtiness, buses are widely regarded as the safest way to travel, restaurateurs put a lot of effort into persuading customers to accept wafer-thin mints, and the banshee wail foretells skies of death. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force. The Great Potato Empire's national animal is the Dragon, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is The Holy Church of the Glorious Potato.

The Great Potato Empire is ranked 37,590th in the world and 63rd in Spiritus for Highest Poor Incomes, with 40,781.05 Standard Monetary Units.

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Largest Insurance Industry: 234thMost Ignorant Citizens: 527thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 674thLargest Mining Sector: 712thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 721stMost Devout: 771stMost Primitive: 803rdMost Corrupt Governments: 833rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 951stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 973rdMost Avoided: 1,058thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,092ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,184thLargest Retail Industry: 1,203rdFattest Citizens: 1,399thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,410thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,455thTop
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Largest Gambling Industry: 1,678thLargest Black Market: 1,879thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,990thHighest Average Incomes: 2,071stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,144thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,270thMost Conservative: 3,529thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,689thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,114thLowest Crime Rates: 5,276thHighest Economic Output: 7,639thTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 8,418thLargest Governments: 9,221stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 10,350thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 10,390thMost Extreme: 10,803rdRudest Citizens: 13,424th
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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Devout: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Primitive: 3rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 11th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 11th in the regionMost Conservative: 11th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 12th in the regionTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 16th in the regionRudest Citizens: 17th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 19th in the regionMost Extreme: 19th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 26th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : The Great Potato Empire was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Following new legislation in The Great Potato Empire, the banshee wail foretells skies of death.
  • : Following new legislation in The Great Potato Empire, restaurateurs put a lot of effort into persuading customers to accept wafer-thin mints.
  • : Following new legislation in The Great Potato Empire, buses are widely regarded as the safest way to travel.
  • : Following new legislation in The Great Potato Empire, the nation has been sent to bed early for unspecified naughtiness.
  • : Following new legislation in The Great Potato Empire, farting etiquette is taught in schools.
  • : Following new legislation in The Great Potato Empire, God took rock and roll from you, took rock and roll from everyone.
  • : Following new legislation in The Great Potato Empire, sports journals are full of uplifting puff-pieces on professional boxers.
  • : Following new legislation in The Great Potato Empire, the government advises foreign diplomats to speak softly and carry a big bag of cash.
  • : Following new legislation in The Great Potato Empire, family isn't who you're born with but who you abandon in foreign countries.

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