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Largest Welfare Programs: 1stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5th
The Webcomic RolePlaying Game of
Democratic Socialists
Jar Jar, you're a genius!
First Cheddar Monk Qui-Gon Jim
Influence
Nipper
Region
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Good

Overview Dispatches Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Darths and Droids

Population8.834 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, genial nation, ruled by First Cheddar Monk Qui-Gon Jim with an even hand, and notable for its rampant corporate plagiarism, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and avant-garde cinema. The compassionate, humorless, devout population of 8.834 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 2,578 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 291,891 Lost Orbs of Phanatacoria, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Orphans would rather live their life of luxury than be adopted by prospective parents, schools offer a range of lessons in subjects as diverse as The Economics of Bullying for Lunch Money, women no longer need to pepper conversations with incessant references to fictitious husbands, and citizens recently voted in favour of declaring bubblewrap an 'abomination of nature'. 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 6,944th in the world and 187th in the Pacific for Most Valuable International Artwork, with 72.99 Bank.

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Largest Welfare Programs: 1stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5thMost Primitive: 15thMost Devout: 23rdMost Ignorant Citizens: 36thBest Weather: 75thMost Inclusive: 85thMost Subsidized Industry: 135thMost Beautiful Environments: 149thMost Compassionate Citizens: 212thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 289thMost Pacifist: 321stNicest Citizens: 335thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 351stMost Rebellious Youth: 435thLargest Black Market: 609thHighest Average Tax Rates: 627thHighest Crime Rates: 694thHighest Poor Incomes: 862ndLargest Governments: 997thMost Cultured: 1,205thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,286thMost Efficient Economies: 1,799thHighest Average Incomes: 2,260thTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,802ndNudest: 4,651stMost Corrupt Governments: 4,982ndHighest Economic Output: 6,021stMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,944thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,161stTop
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Most Armed: 13,032ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14,675thHighest Drug Use: 20,114th
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 3rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 6th in the regionMost Pacifist: 6th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 7th in the regionNicest Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 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: 54th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 64th in the regionNudest: 72nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 84th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 117th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 134th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 187th in the regionMost Armed: 193rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 216th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 257th in the regionLargest Populations: 269th in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 345th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Darths and Droids's influence in The Pacific rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, citizens recently voted in favour of declaring bubblewrap an 'abomination of nature'.
  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, women no longer need to pepper conversations with incessant references to fictitious husbands.
  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, schools offer a range of lessons in subjects as diverse as The Economics of Bullying for Lunch Money.
  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, orphans would rather live their life of luxury than be adopted by prospective parents.
  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, the saying 'break a leg' is now taken literally.
  • : 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, motorway service stations often have a higher population than the hinterland villages that the roads lead to.
  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, behind every great person are three dozen other people passing great memos.
  • : Following new legislation in Darths and Droids, many friends and relatives of First Cheddar Monk Qui-Gon Jim have been given ambassador jobs in tropical island nations.

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