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Rudest Citizens: 1,884thFattest Citizens: 2,324thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,342nd
The Potato Power of
New York Times Democracy
The Spud, the Whole Spud, and nothing but The Potato!
Studly Spud
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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World Assembly of The Studly Spud

Population3.041 billion

CapitalSpudtropolis
LeaderStudly Spud
FaithSpudlyism

CurrencyPotato
AnimalMatrixicorn

The Potato Power of World Assembly of The Studly Spud is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Studly Spud with a fair hand, and notable for its infamous sell-swords, frequent executions, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 3.041 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, corrupt, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Spudtropolis. The average income tax rate is 68.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Spudly economy, worth 509 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 frequent. Average income is an impressive 167,541 Potatoes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

Stone wrist watches that weigh 20lb are the latest trend, the only Maxxmas gift frontline troops receive from officers is a bullet with the enemy's name on it, Spudly companies generally just fire employees in lieu of giving them vacation, and Studly Spud claims to know what infants are thinking. 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 60,314th in the world and 46th in Spiritus for Largest Mining Sector, scoring 2,913.18 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

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Rudest Citizens: 1,884thFattest Citizens: 2,324thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,342ndLargest Retail Industry: 3,270thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,314thMost Devout: 5,066thMost Efficient Economies: 5,549thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,714thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6,068thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6,333rdMost Avoided: 7,192ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 8,280thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,793rdTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 8,920thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,979thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,445thMost Politically Free: 9,459thMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,610thHighest Average Incomes: 9,858thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10,667thLargest Black Market: 10,687thSmartest Citizens: 13,335thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 13,496thMost Cultured: 13,768thLargest Governments: 14,701st
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Most Politically Free: 4th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 8th in the regionTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10th in the regionFattest Citizens: 12th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 13th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 13th in the regionRudest Citizens: 14th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 17th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 18th in the regionMost Avoided: 18th in the regionMost Devout: 18th in the region

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