by Max Barry

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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 2,803rd Rudest Citizens: 3,544th Most Devout: 3,986th
The Dictatorship of
New York Times Democracy
The Spud, the Whole Spud, and nothing but The Potato!
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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World Assembly of The Studly Spud

Population1.584 billion

LeaderStudy Spud


The Dictatorship of World Assembly of The Studly Spud is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Study Spud with a fair hand, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, ban on automobiles, and infamous sell-swords. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 1.584 billion Spudlians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Spudtropolis. The average income tax rate is 62.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Spudly economy, worth 217 trillion Potatoes a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Arms Manufacturing, and Soda Sales. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 137,321 Potatoes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

The pursuit of wanted criminals ends at the entrance of the pay'n'spray garage as police refuse to enter any private property, CEOs are forced to cut coupons during important conference calls to make ends meet, a firework a day does not in fact keep the doctor away, and the weather in Spudtropolis is always 'pigeons with a chance of droppings'. Crime is totally unknown. World Assembly of The Studly Spud's national animal is the Matrixicorn, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Spudlyism.

World Assembly of The Studly Spud is ranked 21,924th in the world and 28th in Spiritus for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring 4,197.17 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

Largest Soda Pop Sector: 2,803rdRudest Citizens: 3,544thMost Devout: 3,986thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,011thLargest Retail Industry: 4,759thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,825thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,445thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7,687thTop
Most Avoided: 9,344thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,620thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,982ndMost Efficient Economies: 11,110thHighest Drug Use: 11,251stMost Subsidized Industry: 11,659thMost Cultured: 13,366thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 14,816thNudest: 15,105thHighest Average Incomes: 15,844thMost Scientifically Advanced: 17,015th
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 7th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10th in the regionTop
Most Devout: 14th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 14th in the regionRudest Citizens: 16th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 17th in the regionMost Avoided: 20th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 20th in the regionMost Politically Free: 22nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 24th in the region

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