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Potato Valley Region

Population282 million

CapitalPotato Duck City

CurrencyPotato Dollars

The Republic of Potato Valley Region is a huge, cultured nation, remarkable for its soft-spoken computers, prohibition of alcohol, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 282 million Potato Valley Regionians 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, with Administration, Law & Order, and Welfare also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Defense are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Potato Duck City. The average income tax rate is 70.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Potato Valley Regionian economy, worth 13.9 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 led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Retail. Average income is 49,156 Potato Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Abortions are routinely performed in the nation's hospitals, withdrawal of support for drug addicts is leaving many with cold sweats, the needs of the living outweigh the needs of the dead, and ice-filled coffins are ominously positioned in the corner of every hospital ward. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Potato Valley Region's national animal is the Duck, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Potato Valley Region is ranked 4,746th in the world and 7th in Alnobia for Safest, scoring 128.79 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

Least Corrupt Governments: 4,707thSafest: 4,746thMost Pacifist: 7,060thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7,227thMost Income Equality: 10,208thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 10,756thMost Valuable International Artwork: 11,302ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 12,516thNicest Citizens: 13,746thMost Inclusive: 14,594thHealthiest Citizens: 14,787thBest Weather: 19,540thSmartest Citizens: 19,544thMost Secular: 19,842ndLowest Crime Rates: 20,790th
Most Influential: 3rd in the region

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