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Most Valuable International Artwork: 242ndMost Pacifist: 1,066thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,157th
The The Potato Duck Republic of
Liberal Democratic Socialists Ivory Tower Reality Disconnect Zone
Peace, Progress, Prosperity and Potatoes!
Supreme Duckmaster
Influence
Contender
Vice President
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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PotatoValleyRegion

Population2.243 billion

CapitalPotato Duck City
LeaderSupreme Duckmaster
FaithReligious Freedom

CurrencyPotato Dollar
AnimalDuck

The The Potato Duck Republic of PotatoValleyRegion is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Supreme Duckmaster with a fair hand, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, soft-spoken computers, and compulsory vegetarianism. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.243 billion PotatoValleyRegionians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, socially-minded, outspoken government prioritizes Education, although Administration, Environment, and Welfare are also considered important, while Defense and Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Potato Duck City. The average income tax rate is 96.8%.

The frighteningly efficient PotatoValleyRegionian economy, worth 374 trillion Potato Dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 167,120 Potato Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Burning twigs to keep warm while lost in the wild is now a felony, the national anthem is a rather effective sleeping aid, government employees have reverted to carrier pigeon due to never-ending virus scans, and every politician claims to be at least 1% Native PotatoValleyRegionian. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. PotatoValleyRegion's national animal is the Duck, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Religious Freedom.

PotatoValleyRegion is ranked 2,626th in the world and 1st in Alnobia for Best Weather, with 381 Meters Of Sunlight.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 242ndMost Pacifist: 1,066thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,157thMost Inclusive: 1,290thNicest Citizens: 1,415thTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 1,973rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,234thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,285thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,366thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,370thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,408thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,476thSafest: 2,486thMost Developed: 2,559thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,562ndBest Weather: 2,626thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,629thHealthiest Citizens: 2,823rdHighest Poor Incomes: 2,977thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,032ndSmartest Citizens: 3,225thLowest Crime Rates: 3,472ndMost Cultured: 3,800thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,931stLargest Governments: 3,956thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,446thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,453rdMost Subsidized Industry: 5,933rdMost Efficient Economies: 6,096thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,144thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,287thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,064thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,295thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 10,001stMost Secular: 10,838thMost Income Equality: 12,185thMost Influential: 13,363rd
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Highest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionSafest: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 4th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 6th in the regionMost Secular: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 6th in the region

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