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In Potato We Trust Potato King
Most Valuable International Artwork: 878thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,005thMost Patriotic: 3,641st
The Spudtastic DicTATERship of
Iron Fist Consumerists
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Nipper
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Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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The Socialist Dictatorship of Potatostan

Population1.916 billion

CapitalPotatoland
LeaderPotato King
FaithPotatoism

CurrencyPotato
AnimalPotato

The Spudtastic DicTATERship of The Socialist Dictatorship of Potatostan is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Potato King with an iron fist, and remarkable for its smutty television, enslaved workforce, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 1.916 billion Potatostanis are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Law & Order, Education, and Administration are also considered important, while Welfare receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Potatoland. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 79.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Potatostani economy, worth 277 trillion Potatoes a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, Information Technology, and Trout Farming. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 144,656 Potatoes, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 532,707 per year while the poor average 27,747, a ratio of 19.2 to 1.

Email killed the radio star, international collectors know that a grease-stain on a work of art probably means it's passed through The Socialist Dictatorship of Potatostan, dangerous criminals are often 'accidentally' sent on one-way trips to Maxtopia, and onions have been banned due to their tendency to cause eye irritation. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Socialist Dictatorship of Potatostan's national animal is the Potato, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Potatoism.

The Socialist Dictatorship of Potatostan is ranked 192,419th in the world and 899th in 10000 Islands for Largest Retail Industry, scoring -3.95 on the Shrinkwrap Consignment Productivity Index.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 878thTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 3,005thMost Patriotic: 3,641stMost Devout: 4,274thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,293rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,471stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,487thLargest Mining Sector: 9,985thMost Corrupt Governments: 11,465thTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 14,247thLargest Black Market: 14,271stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,380thLargest Governments: 15,927thHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,436thHighest Average Incomes: 16,948thLowest Crime Rates: 18,339thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19,506thMost Developed: 20,160thMost Subsidized Industry: 21,560thMost Conservative: 22,223rdMost Advanced Public Education: 25,706thMost Authoritarian: 26,380th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 15th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 30th in the regionMost Patriotic: 41st in the regionMost Devout: 54th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 57th in the regionTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 71st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 85th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 87th in the regionMost Conservative: 96th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 100th in the regionLargest Black Market: 101st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 101st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 130th in the regionMost Avoided: 131st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 131st in the region

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