by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 743rd Most Influential: 1,075th Most Subsidized Industry: 2,008th
The Republic of
New York Times Democracy
The high and green hills to the blue ocean
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population2.983 billion

LeaderDr Mordekai Efterstens

AnimalShiba Inu

The Republic of Painisia is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Dr Mordekai Efterstens with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, sprawling nuclear power plants, and compulsory military service. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 2.983 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 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 94.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Painisian economy, worth 457 trillion grands a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 153,467 grands, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.9 times as much as the poorest.

Female brains are believed to heat up dangerously when 'overclocked', the Snapgram channel "Embarrassing Baby Dr Mordekai Efterstens Pics" has made Dr Mordekai Efterstens's mom a celebrity, the song 'They Got an Awful Lot of Coffee in Painisia' is a smash hit, and commemoration of the Great The North Pacific War costs almost as much as the war itself. 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 9,275th in the world and 433rd in The North Pacific for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 100 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 743rdMost Influential: 1,075thTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 2,008thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,332ndMost Pacifist: 2,633rdNicest Citizens: 2,638thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,948thMost Devout: 2,982ndMost Cultured: 3,053rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,169thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,574thMost Inclusive: 3,729thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,993rdLowest Crime Rates: 4,249thMost Developed: 4,435thBest Weather: 4,447thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,704thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,937thHealthiest Citizens: 5,620thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,774thLargest Governments: 5,980thSafest: 6,184thSmartest Citizens: 6,955thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,033rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,077thTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 9,087thMost Efficient Economies: 9,275thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,535thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,907thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,631stHighest Average Incomes: 11,951stHighest Poor Incomes: 12,327thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12,769th
Most Subsidized Industry: 92nd in the regionMost Devout: 120th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 136th in the regionMost Cultured: 140th in the regionNicest Citizens: 148th in the regionMost Pacifist: 152nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 160th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 168th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 177th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 201st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 226th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 227th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 236th in the regionMost Inclusive: 238th in the regionBest Weather: 247th in the regionMost Developed: 256th in the regionLargest Governments: 284th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 296th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 305th in the regionSafest: 325th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 332nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 341st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 363rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 372nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 378th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 433rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 436th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 446th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 465th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 546th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 569th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 592nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 656th in the regionMost Stationary: 808th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Painisia voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Severisen".
  • : Following new legislation in Painisia, commemoration of the Great The North Pacific War costs almost as much as the war itself.
  • : Following new legislation in Painisia, the song 'They Got an Awful Lot of Coffee in Painisia' is a smash hit.
  • : Following new legislation in Painisia, the Snapgram channel "Embarrassing Baby Dr Mordekai Efterstens Pics" has made Dr Mordekai Efterstens's mom a celebrity.
  • : Following new legislation in Painisia, female brains are believed to heat up dangerously when 'overclocked'.
  • : Following new legislation in Painisia, international tensions are high as Painisia threatens any government with the audacity to arrest its citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Painisia, dictionary sales have hit an all-time high.
  • : Following new legislation in Painisia, whenever pilots have to bail out the government bails out their company.
  • : Following new legislation in Painisia, supervisors in Painisia commonly tie bells on their necks to alert employees of their presence.
  • : Following new legislation in Painisia, t-shirts displaying a photo of Dr Mordekai Efterstens performing the Full-Monty are selling out.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 173 » Notyoutopia, Pallaith, Shin-Hachioji, Mzeusia, Gladio II, 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, Bothia, Wodan, SillyString, Apetopia, 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, and 123 others.Diche Choklate, Pleroma Sans Romans, Calamazo, Beladev, 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, One hundred castles, Ethnon, The United States of Romania, Dogeius, Maott, Suicidistan, Xentherida, El Fiji Grande, Abrickhouse, Dar es Saalam, New Trisone, Papika, 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, The Black Cathedral, Uganda Knuckles UK, North Bratislava, SchoolHouse Rock, Omnistria, Kasazzastan, Maovale, Sakaryata, Atomic Industry Islands, The Windmilluminati, Napnomadia, Sheldanada, Bearical, Niradans, United North American, Stat Artha, 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, 1 very fast endotarter, Pacificao, Justanistan, Guer Aike, Acrabinnia, Ofemerica, Egalico, Tappan Hills, Solmetria, Torakuen, Lyxtovia, Tranquillitas Ingenii, Ara Antrizuls, IsiMUd, Balimut, Abject Ludicrosity, The Notorious Mad Jack, Novare Res, Ibiscaton, Saturns Edge, Peldorn, Jasminlandia, Zemnaya Svoboda, Steampunk Ariel, Plangainer, Kirostan, and Trillius.

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