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Largest Welfare Programs: 2ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14th
The Webcomic RolePlaying Game of
Democratic Socialists
Jar Jar, you're a genius!
First Cheddar Monk Qui-Gon Jim
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Darths and Droids

Population7.758 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 notable for its museums and concert halls, ban on automobiles, and anti-smoking policies. The compassionate, democratic, humorless, devout population of 7.758 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 2,266 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 292,148 Lost Orbs of Phanatacoria, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Murderers and thieves claim divine inspiration to avoid prosecution, every week is blindness awareness week, the national census includes an opt-in to join the government-run dating service, and the new Summon Bigger Fish Supremacy Party is faring well in the polls. 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 225,631st in the world and 436th in Forest for Least Corrupt Governments, with 26.04 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Largest Welfare Programs: 2ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14thMost Primitive: 19thMost Devout: 27thMost Ignorant Citizens: 42ndMost Inclusive: 100thBest Weather: 105thMost Subsidized Industry: 164thMost Beautiful Environments: 183rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 263rdNicest Citizens: 388thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 442ndMost Rebellious Youth: 474thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 494thHighest Crime Rates: 606thHighest Average Tax Rates: 613thLargest Black Market: 638thMost Armed: 656thMost Pacifist: 677thHighest Poor Incomes: 757thLargest Governments: 966thMost Cultured: 1,494thMost Efficient Economies: 1,950thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,119thHighest Average Incomes: 2,175thTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 4,103rdNudest: 4,458thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,528thHighest Economic Output: 6,554thTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 12,496thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,899thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14,383rdMost Stationary: 15,256thMost Influential: 17,341st
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Largest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 2nd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 3rd in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 5th in the regionBest Weather: 6th in the regionNicest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 8th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 8th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 9th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 10th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10th in the regionMost Armed: 11th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 12th in the regionNudest: 12th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 14th in the regionLargest Governments: 14th in the regionMost Pacifist: 14th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 17th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 18th in the regionTop
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Most Cultured: 25th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 26th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 34th in the regionMost Stationary: 34th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 37th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 37th 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, the new Summon Bigger Fish Supremacy Party is faring well in the polls.
  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, the national census includes an opt-in to join the government-run dating service.
  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, every week is blindness awareness week.
  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, murderers and thieves claim divine inspiration to avoid prosecution.
  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, terrorists are on a first name basis with the officials that stamp their passports.
  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, citizens are encouraged to show displeasure with politicians by poking them with sharp metal sticks.
  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, young girls often attend the same schools as their children.
  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, one tree's worth of paperwork accompanies each imported log of timber.
  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, childhood friends of First Cheddar Monk Qui-Gon Jim are living it large abroad at the taxpayers' expense.

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