by Max Barry

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Paffnia was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 276
Largest Welfare Programs: 115thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 162ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 228th
The Protectorate of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
Iuvans illos qui auxilium requirunt
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Population22.985 billion

LeaderAleksandar Vekili


The Protectorate of Paffnia is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Aleksandar Vekili with an even hand, and notable for its prohibition of alcohol, national health service, and hatred of cheese. The compassionate, cheerful, devout population of 22.985 billion Paffniacs enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked 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 powerhouse Paffniac economy, worth a remarkable 4,732 trillion paffnars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Tourism and Information Technology. Average income is an amazing 205,879 paffnars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The meaning of life was recently discovered in the patch notes for Version 1.42, clowns are being rounded up and admitted to mental institutions, at least 1% of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs budget goes to Aleksandar Vekili's wardrobe, and fake designer clothes are shredded and burnt while many in the world don't have a shirt on their back. 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 230,496th in the world and 1,033rd in 10000 Islands for Most Advanced Defense Forces, scoring -14.49 on the Total War Preparedness Rating.

Largest Welfare Programs: 115thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 162ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 228thMost Pacifist: 299thMost Advanced Public Transport: 327thMost Valuable International Artwork: 349thMost Influential: 470thHighest Average Tax Rates: 480thMost Rebellious Youth: 485thBest Weather: 538thMost Advanced Public Education: 546thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 548thLongest Average Lifespans: 549thMost Compassionate Citizens: 573rdNicest Citizens: 574thHealthiest Citizens: 626thSafest: 632ndMost Beautiful Environments: 644thLargest Governments: 687thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 718thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 770thMost Cheerful Citizens: 849thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 873rdHighest Food Quality: 916thMost Inclusive: 1,024thLowest Crime Rates: 1,064thSmartest Citizens: 1,254thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,403rdMost Cultured: 1,574thHighest Economic Output: 2,336thTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 2,448thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,142ndLargest Populations: 5,468thMost Devout: 5,941stHighest Average Incomes: 6,309thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,893rdMost Subsidized Industry: 7,085thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,608thTop
Most Developed: 13,955thMost Income Equality: 19,717thMost Scientifically Advanced: 21,086th
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 3rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 9th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 9th in the regionMost Pacifist: 10th in the regionBest Weather: 11th in the regionNicest Citizens: 11th in the regionTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 12th in the regionLargest Governments: 12th in the regionSafest: 12th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 12th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 13th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 14th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 15th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 16th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 17th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 18th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 19th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 23rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 25th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 29th in the regionMost Cultured: 34th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 36th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 41st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 47th in the regionLargest Populations: 49th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 54th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 60th in the regionMost Devout: 66th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 78th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 86th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 97th in the region

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