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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 40thMost Influential: 228thMost Valuable International Artwork: 398th
The Holy Red Potato of
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Pikashru Nisharian
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Civil Rights
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Economy
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Political Freedom
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PotatoFarmers

Population4.034 billion

CapitalFiskadaha City
LeaderPikashru Nisharian
FaithPotatos

CurrencyTotato
AnimalVampires

The Holy Red Potato of PotatoFarmers is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Pikashru Nisharian with a fair hand, and remarkable for its compulsory military service, keen interest in outer space, and anti-smoking policies. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 4.034 billion Poafmers 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 enormous government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Fiskadaha City. The average income tax rate is 90.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Poafmersian economy, worth 413 trillion Totatoes a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Basket Weaving, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 102,415 Totatoes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Children often kick Vampireses for amusement, several inches are being added to first class seating, dangerous criminals are often 'accidentally' sent on one-way trips to Maxtopia, and the Fiskadaha City Women's Prison Choir now has a baritone section. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. PotatoFarmers's national animal is the Vampires, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Potatos.

PotatoFarmers is ranked 211,868th in the world and 9,600th in The North Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -189.62 on the Hayek Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 40thMost Influential: 228thMost Valuable International Artwork: 398thTop
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Safest: 6,228thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,796thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,315thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,414thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,472ndMost Pacifist: 8,541stLongest Average Lifespans: 8,758thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,244thLowest Crime Rates: 9,252ndMost Developed: 9,284thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,400thHealthiest Citizens: 9,409thMost Cultured: 9,429thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,547thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,359thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,830thTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,231stBest Weather: 11,491stNicest Citizens: 12,149thMost Compassionate Citizens: 12,545thMost Cheerful Citizens: 12,598thLargest Governments: 13,049thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 13,927thMost Efficient Economies: 14,546thSmartest Citizens: 15,154thHighest Poor Incomes: 19,495thMost Advanced Public Transport: 20,571stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 21,811th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 36th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 61st in the regionMost Influential: 63rd in the regionTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 329th in the regionSafest: 332nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 401st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 406th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 407th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 432nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 462nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 467th in the regionMost Cultured: 489th in the regionMost Pacifist: 499th in the regionTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 512th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 514th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 527th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 529th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 554th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 560th in the regionMost Developed: 565th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 581st in the regionLargest Governments: 633rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 636th in the regionBest Weather: 637th in the regionNicest Citizens: 699th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 716th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 743rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 785th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 805th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 951st in the region

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