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The Republic of Patatos

“Strength through freedom”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
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Location: International Democratic Union

Regional Influence: Sprat


The Republic of Patatos is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Ptao with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, keen interest in outer space, and national health service. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 2.277 billion Patatoins are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Patuail City. The average income tax rate is 89.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Patatoan economy, worth 298 trillion potatoes 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 led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 130,992 potatoes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The "Underwear of Women in Power" issue of The Patuail City Times is sold out, internet searches for the inventor of the three-wheeled steam-powered Patatoan weed picker are way up, the nation's navy has been named the scourge of the seven thousand seas, and kindergartners' favourite dance move is the stop-drop-and-roll. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Patatos's national animal is the quail, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Ptoaism.

Patatos is ranked 218,594th in the world and 115th in International Democratic Union for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1.35 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

Most Cheerful Citizens: 3,808thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,376thMost Inclusive: 5,178thNicest Citizens: 8,137thMost Developed: 8,617thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,094thSmartest Citizens: 9,461stHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,817thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,831stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,866thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,878thHealthiest Citizens: 9,938thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,066thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,193rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,289thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 10,457thLowest Crime Rates: 11,202ndMost Cultured: 11,672ndLargest Governments: 11,866thTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,157thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,224thLargest Welfare Programs: 14,480thMost Efficient Economies: 18,838thMost Beautiful Environments: 19,380thHighest Average Incomes: 19,459thSafest: 21,278thMost Income Equality: 22,289thMost Subsidized Industry: 22,956thMost Pacifist: 23,099thBest Weather: 23,530th

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