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First Cheddar Monk Qui-Gon Jim
Influence
Unproven
Region
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Darths and Droids

Population8.768 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, efficient nation, ruled by First Cheddar Monk Qui-Gon Jim with an even hand, and renowned for its teetotalling pirates, museums and concert halls, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The compassionate, humorless, devout population of 8.768 billion Cheddar Monks are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, socially-minded 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 2,542 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, extremely specialized black market in Basket Weaving. 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 289,940 Lost Orbs of Phanatacoria, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Music teachers are commonly seen busking in order to fund their music programs, depression sinks in after each election when voters realize they are stuck with these people for years, courses in how to boil water are popular for formerly microwave-reliant Cheddar Monks, and scholars are leaving the country at an alarming rate. 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 244,969th in the world and 6,038th in the Pacific for Largest Mining Sector, scoring -58.74 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

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Largest Welfare Programs: 2ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6thMost Primitive: 15thMost Devout: 23rdMost Ignorant Citizens: 36thBest Weather: 74thMost Inclusive: 87thMost Subsidized Industry: 129thMost Beautiful Environments: 151stMost Compassionate Citizens: 213thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 321stMost Pacifist: 323rdNicest Citizens: 339thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 355thMost Rebellious Youth: 455thLargest Black Market: 604thHighest Average Tax Rates: 650thHighest Crime Rates: 690thHighest Poor Incomes: 901stLargest Governments: 1,023rdMost Cultured: 1,255thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,436thMost Efficient Economies: 1,826thHighest Average Incomes: 2,304thTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,222ndNudest: 4,669thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,190thHighest Economic Output: 6,105thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,744thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,365thTop
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Most Armed: 13,102ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14,664thHighest Drug Use: 21,408th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 4th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Pacifist: 6th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 6th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 7th in the regionNicest Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 10th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 13th in the regionLargest Black Market: 17th in the regionMost Cultured: 21st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 26th in the regionLargest Governments: 31st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 33rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 53rd in the regionTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 64th in the regionNudest: 69th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 85th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 125th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 136th in the regionMost Armed: 188th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 190th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 259th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 265th in the regionLargest Populations: 269th in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 331st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Darths and Droids lodged a message on the The Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, scholars are leaving the country at an alarming rate.
  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, courses in how to boil water are popular for formerly microwave-reliant Cheddar Monks.
  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, depression sinks in after each election when voters realize they are stuck with these people for years.
  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, music teachers are commonly seen busking in order to fund their music programs.
  • : Darths and Droids's influence in The Pacific rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, foreign nations kill migratory animals at random in the hope that Darths and Droids will pay them to stop.
  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, street gangs rule most of the nation's major cities.
  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, hymns sung by popular choirs top the billboard charts.
  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, politicians tend to jump ship to whichever party is currently leading in the polls.

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