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Largest Insurance Industry: 232nd Most Ignorant Citizens: 530th Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 673rd
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

Population5.913 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 flagrant waste-dumping, avant-garde cinema, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 5.913 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, although Law & Order and Spirituality are also considered important, while Welfare and Environment are ignored. 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 1,592 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 1,100th in the world and 3rd in Spiritus for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 1.14 million Standard Monetary Units.

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Largest Insurance Industry: 232ndMost Ignorant Citizens: 530thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 673rdLargest Mining Sector: 703rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 718thMost Devout: 791stMost Primitive: 805thMost Corrupt Governments: 863rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 933rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 996thMost Avoided: 1,056thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,100thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,173rdLargest Retail Industry: 1,299thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,394thFattest Citizens: 1,423rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,486thTop
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Largest Gambling Industry: 1,673rdLargest Black Market: 1,904thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,067thHighest Average Incomes: 2,133rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,170thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,246thMost Conservative: 4,320thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,692ndLowest Crime Rates: 5,268thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,332ndHighest Economic Output: 7,237thTop
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Largest Governments: 9,298thLargest Agricultural Sector: 9,360thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 10,801stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 10,816thMost Extreme: 12,060thRudest Citizens: 14,016th
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Devout: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4th in the regionMost Primitive: 4th in the regionLargest Black Market: 5th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 9th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 13th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionMost Conservative: 14th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 14th in the regionTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 16th in the regionMost Extreme: 18th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 20th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 20th in the regionRudest Citizens: 23rd 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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