by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 763rd Most Influential: 1,066th Most Subsidized Industry: 1,949th
The Republic of
New York Times Democracy
The high and green hills to the blue ocean
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population3.347 billion

LeaderDr Mordekai Efterstens

AnimalShiba Inu

The Republic of Painisia is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Dr Mordekai Efterstens with a fair hand, and notable for its complete lack of prisons, sprawling nuclear power plants, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 3.347 billion Painisians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The large, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Granderburg. The average income tax rate is 95.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Painisian economy, worth 518 trillion grands a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 155,003 grands, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

CEOs and corporate executives are frequently found striking for better stock options, textbooks are exactly twice as heavy as they used to be, motorists' locations are constantly tracked by intelligence and law enforcement agencies, and all the world's a stage for Painisian political theatrics. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Painisia's national animal is the Shiba Inu, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Christianity.

Painisia is ranked 107,455th in the world and 5,891st in The North Pacific for Most Extreme, scoring 14.92 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 763rdMost Influential: 1,066thTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 1,949thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,142ndMost Pacifist: 2,329thNicest Citizens: 2,504thMost Cultured: 2,707thMost Devout: 2,751stLongest Average Lifespans: 2,867thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,999thMost Inclusive: 3,489thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,758thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,867thLowest Crime Rates: 3,886thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,221stMost Developed: 4,305thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,573rdBest Weather: 4,818thSafest: 5,221stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,595thLargest Governments: 5,600thHealthiest Citizens: 5,788thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,361stSmartest Citizens: 6,589thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,706thTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 8,988thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,110thMost Efficient Economies: 9,283rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,905thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,727thHighest Average Incomes: 11,839thMost Cheerful Citizens: 12,648thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13,160thLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,133rd
Most Subsidized Industry: 88th in the regionTop
Most Devout: 112th in the regionMost Cultured: 124th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 136th in the regionMost Pacifist: 138th in the regionNicest Citizens: 148th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 163rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 168th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 170th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 187th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 213th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 215th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 222nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 225th in the regionMost Developed: 249th in the regionBest Weather: 265th in the regionLargest Governments: 267th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 280th in the regionSafest: 289th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 301st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 313th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 329th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 330th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 360th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 369th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 409th in the regionMost Influential: 448th in the regionTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 479th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 534th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 567th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 569th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 621st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 631st in the regionMost Stationary: 740th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 861st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 890th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Painisia, all the world's a stage for Painisian political theatrics.
  • : Following new legislation in Painisia, motorists' locations are constantly tracked by intelligence and law enforcement agencies.
  • : Following new legislation in Painisia, textbooks are exactly twice as heavy as they used to be.
  • : Following new legislation in Painisia, CEOs and corporate executives are frequently found striking for better stock options.
  • : Following new legislation in Painisia, Painisian housewives become unusually flustered when thinking about Dr Mordekai Efterstens.
  • : Painisia was endorsed by The Kingdom of Test for a new hope.
  • : Following new legislation in Painisia, there are no more heroes any more.
  • : Following new legislation in Painisia, ex-royals are being greeted by a whole new set of gestures.
  • : Following new legislation in Painisia, class action lawsuits have gone up in smoke thanks to government interference.
  • : Following new legislation in Painisia, minority children spend hours bussing to schools miles away from home.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 182 » Notyoutopia, Pallaith, Shin-Hachioji, Siwale, Great Bights Mum, Sunto, Kwaj, PlanetPunk, Bayern-Straubing, Buckerino, Territorio di Nessuno, Corfad, Diodone, Yaorozu, Selfgradatude, Agrauron, Frances Francis the First of France, Universal State Formula, Holy Oranz, Shadowrik, Wineclaw, Puczovska, Wodan, SillyString, Atain, Felpolandia, Ka Ching, Unimaginable Doom, Atheenos, Western Vapia, East Supple Lund, Shibutani, Snoodum, Itallitopia, Municipality of Baria and Vungtau, Ozstan, Grand Europa Imperium, The Syca, Misthas, Guslantis, General COE, Yukti, Sil Dorsett, The Austro Germanic Union, Californian Redwood, THX1138, Diche Choklate, Pleroma Sans Romans, Calamazo, Beladev, and 132 others.The Iron Lions, Kubrostavsria, Moubarakistan, American MapleStory, Former English Colony, Confederation of Independent Colonies, Cloydicia, Amerian States, Koda-Land, Kylesburgh, Joodey, Highton Islands, New Lakemba, The Gamer Party, Phoronu, Q w e r t y, Tredano, Empy, Lower Nubia, Whereisthatistan, Racoda, Sacrento, Sanjurika, Zeternia, Sundred, United Draconia, Ethnon, The United States of Romania, Maott, Suicidistan, Xentherida, El Fiji Grande, Abrickhouse, Dar es Saalam, New Trisone, Wilkshire, Kobagia, Yarecir, The Rhein States, The Most Freedom Ever, Amauri, New Bremerton, New Pruessen, Islamic Cali, Valhalla123, Spartoptia, SORT, Malta Comino Gozo, Vincone Cae, Votak Matim, Sinelona, Uganda Knuckles UK, North Bratislava, SchoolHouse Rock, Omnistria, Kasazzastan, Sakaryata, The Windmilluminati, Napnomadia, Sheldanada, Bearical, Niradans, Unsophisticate, Ice and Tinian, Australiland, Newpromisedland, Hong Kong Empire, Black Templares, Lunallian, Dreadton, Ninjak30, Federation Terra Australis, Outer Egorniand, The Pantheons, The South Falls, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Ethereal Expanse, Pasargad, INTEGRAL, Alunya, Ainsworth, Steraz, The Sinclarian Provinces, Renzic, Pacificao, Justanistan, Guer Aike, Acrabinnia, Ofemerica, Egalico, Tappan Hills, Solmetria, Torakuen, Tranquillitas Ingenii, Ara Antrizuls, The Notorious Mad Jack, Novare Res, Ibiscaton, Saturns Edge, Peldorn, Jasminlandia, Zemnaya Svoboda, Steampunk Ariel, Plangainer, Kirostan, Trillius, Norvayopia, Misuvelia, Tsardom of Leonlandia, VarDrade, Norepinephrine, Rydeum, Ejhsa, Liberum Mundi, Seidr Wyrd, Victoriaans Nederlands, Apetopia, Lomjia, Thiammyalllaland, Haor Chall, 1 very fast endotarter, Afrille, Ikea Rike, Free Azzaca, Vikingiarchy, Aratani, Abject Ludicrosity, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Castle Federation, Loutsland, Noahs Second Country, and Test for a new hope.

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