by Max Barry

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Paffnia was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 276
Largest Welfare Programs: 212th Most Influential: 268th Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 314th
The Protectorate of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Iuvans illos qui auxilium requirunt
Minister of Labor
Civil Rights
Very Strong
Political Freedom

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Population18.447 billion

LeaderAleksandar Vekili


The Protectorate of Paffnia is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Aleksandar Vekili with a fair hand, and remarkable for its ban on automobiles, sprawling nuclear power plants, and national health service. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 18.447 billion Paffniacs 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Skoptopolis. The income tax rate is 100%.

The very strong Paffniac economy, worth a remarkable 3,266 trillion paffnars a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 177,096 paffnars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Maxtopian villagers starve by the time Paffniac officials even file the appropriate paperwork needed to help them, the nation's taxpayers pay for foreign government's extravagances, Paffniacs incessantly needle their doctors for relief, and edutainment video games are taking Paffnia's students to the next level. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Paffnia's national animal is the llama, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Paffnia is ranked 913th in the world and 17th in 10000 Islands for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 77.31 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

Largest Welfare Programs: 212thMost Influential: 268thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 314thMost Pacifist: 355thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 491stMost Rebellious Youth: 527thHighest Average Tax Rates: 546thMost Advanced Public Transport: 596thNicest Citizens: 662ndSafest: 698thMost Compassionate Citizens: 700thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 713thLargest Governments: 747thBest Weather: 782ndHealthiest Citizens: 789thMost Beautiful Environments: 824thMost Advanced Public Education: 882ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 913thLongest Average Lifespans: 932ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 989thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,123rdLowest Crime Rates: 1,182ndSmartest Citizens: 1,411thMost Cultured: 1,494thMost Inclusive: 1,584thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,637thTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 2,902ndHighest Economic Output: 2,906thMost Devout: 3,374thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,841stLargest Populations: 6,059thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,553rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,678thHighest Average Incomes: 8,263rdTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 10,769thMost Developed: 16,144th
Largest Welfare Programs: 5th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7th in the regionTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 13th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 14th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 14th in the regionMost Pacifist: 15th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 17th in the regionNicest Citizens: 18th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 18th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 18th in the regionSafest: 18th in the regionBest Weather: 19th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19th in the regionLargest Governments: 20th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 20th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 20th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 20th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 22nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 22nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 25th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 26th in the regionMost Devout: 33rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 34th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 37th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 41st in the regionMost Cultured: 43rd in the regionMost Influential: 45th in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 59th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 60th in the regionLargest Populations: 62nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 71st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 76th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 87th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 3 » Ignis Cinere, Yungtopia, and The Soylent Green Party.

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