by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 99th Largest Welfare Programs: 126th Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 323rd
The Protectorate of
Left-wing Utopia
Iuvans illos qui auxilium requirunt
Regional Influence
Apprentice
Minister of Labor
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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The Protectorate of Paffnia is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Aleksandar Vekili with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, hatred of cheese, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 13.895 billion Paffniacs are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Skoptopolis. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Paffniac economy, worth a remarkable 2,637 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 reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 189,828 paffnars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Government officials sit helplessly as they are labelled 'Pompous Womples' by celebrities, the nationalised Arms Manufacturing Industry is not interested in making weapons, birth rates have hit an all-time low, and only criminals carry guns. 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 2,289th in the world and 25th in 10000 Islands for Most Devout, with 5,108.56 Prayers Per Hour.

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Most Influential: 99thLargest Welfare Programs: 126thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 323rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 387thMost Pacifist: 425thMost Advanced Public Transport: 501stMost Advanced Public Education: 541stMost Rebellious Youth: 580thMost Developed: 608thHighest Average Tax Rates: 612thNicest Citizens: 769thLargest Governments: 800thSafest: 833rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 836thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 840thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,030thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,031stMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,038thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,104thHealthiest Citizens: 1,159thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,208thBest Weather: 1,278thSmartest Citizens: 1,376thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,439thLowest Crime Rates: 1,499thMost Cultured: 1,663rdTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 2,164thMost Devout: 2,289thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,477thHighest Economic Output: 2,841stMost Inclusive: 2,980thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,372ndHighest Average Incomes: 5,356thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,404thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,121stLargest Populations: 7,343rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,751stTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 14,242ndMost Income Equality: 16,650th
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Largest Welfare Programs: 3rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 11th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 14th in the regionMost Pacifist: 14th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 15th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 18th in the regionSafest: 19th in the regionLargest Governments: 20th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 20th in the regionNicest Citizens: 21st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 21st in the regionMost Developed: 22nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 23rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 23rd in the regionMost Devout: 25th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 26th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 26th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 29th in the regionMost Influential: 30th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 30th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 32nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 32nd in the regionBest Weather: 34th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 37th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 39th in the regionMost Cultured: 50th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 54th in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 73rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 75th in the regionMost Inclusive: 78th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 81st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 87th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 90th in the regionMost Income Equality: 96th in the region

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