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Largest Welfare Programs: 2ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16th
The Webcomic RolePlaying Game of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Fascists
Jar Jar, you're a genius!
First Cheddar Monk Qui-Gon Jim
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Civil Rights
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Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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Darths and Droids

Population7.145 billion

CapitalTheed
LeaderFirst Cheddar Monk Qui-Gon Jim
FaithDice Rolling

CurrencyLost Orb of Phanatacoria
AnimalSummon Bigger Fish

The Webcomic RolePlaying Game of Darths and Droids is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by First Cheddar Monk Qui-Gon Jim with an even hand, and remarkable for its state-planned economy, enforced nudity, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, humorless, devout population of 7.145 billion Cheddar Monks have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Administration, Environment, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Theed. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Cheddar economy, worth a remarkable 1,963 trillion Lost Orbs of Phanatacoria a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, highly specialized black market in Basket Weaving, Book Publishing, and Tourism. 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 amazing 274,848 Lost Orbs of Phanatacoria, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Fat-shaming is now public policy, First Cheddar Monk Qui-Gon Jim's handshakes with opposition leaders usually lead to thumb wars, real chickens replace rooster weather vanes on inner-city rooftop gardens, and gigantic marble churches take up almost half the land area of small villages. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Darths and Droids's national animal is the Summon Bigger Fish, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Dice Rolling.

Darths and Droids is ranked 2,565th in the world and 17th in Forest for Highest Average Incomes, with 274,848.73 Standard Monetary Units.

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Largest Welfare Programs: 2ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16thMost Primitive: 18thMost Devout: 35thMost Ignorant Citizens: 51stBest Weather: 118thMost Inclusive: 120thMost Subsidized Industry: 168thMost Beautiful Environments: 205thMost Compassionate Citizens: 302ndNicest Citizens: 461stMost Rebellious Youth: 508thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 510thHighest Crime Rates: 510thMost Pacifist: 520thNudest: 563rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 711thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 715thLargest Black Market: 722ndHighest Poor Incomes: 1,110thLargest Governments: 1,160thMost Cultured: 1,768thMost Efficient Economies: 1,944thTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,436thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,525thHighest Average Incomes: 2,565thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,348thMost Armed: 6,094thHighest Economic Output: 7,562ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10,245thTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 14,357thLongest Average Lifespans: 15,412thMost Stationary: 15,891stHighest Drug Use: 16,331stMost Influential: 18,570th
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Most Inclusive: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Devout: 2nd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rd in the regionNudest: 4th in the regionTop
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Black Market: 5th in the regionNicest Citizens: 7th in the regionBest Weather: 7th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 10th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 10th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 11th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 11th in the regionMost Pacifist: 11th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 12th in the regionLargest Governments: 15th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 16th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 17th in the regionMost Armed: 20th in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 25th in the regionMost Cultured: 28th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 34th in the regionMost Stationary: 35th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 37th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 40th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 41st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 41st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 44th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Darths and Droids lodged a message on the Forest Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, gigantic marble churches take up almost half the land area of small villages.
  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, real chickens replace rooster weather vanes on inner-city rooftop gardens.
  • : Darths and Droids was reclassified from "Democratic Socialists" to "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy".
  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, First Cheddar Monk Qui-Gon Jim's handshakes with opposition leaders usually lead to thumb wars.
  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, fat-shaming is now public policy.
  • : Darths and Droids lodged a message on the Forest Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, there are six more weeks of winter if a northerner sees her shadow.
  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, rioting and unrest sweep the nation.
  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, being First Cheddar Monk Qui-Gon Jim has been voted one of the top ten most dangerous jobs.

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