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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 845th Most Influential: 1,029th Most Subsidized Industry: 2,407th
The Republic of
New York Times Democracy
The high and green hills to the blue ocean
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Painisia

Population2.598 billion

CapitalGranderburg
LeaderDr Mordekai Efterstens
FaithChristianity

Currencygrand
AnimalShiba Inu

The Republic of Painisia is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Dr Mordekai Efterstens with a fair hand, and notable for its compulsory military service, infamous sell-swords, and daily referendums. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 2.598 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 94.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Painisian economy, worth 382 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 147,115 grands, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.9 times as much as the poorest.

The best way to be heard in politics is to speak softly and carry a big comedy prop, the government loves seeing the little people fight, bike rage is all the rage, and male cubicle workers stand up every time a woman enters the room. 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 3,446th in the world and 158th in The North Pacific for Most Cultured, scoring 179 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 845thMost Influential: 1,029thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 2,407thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,519thMost Devout: 2,688thMost Pacifist: 2,857thNicest Citizens: 2,890thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,255thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,389thMost Cultured: 3,446thMost Inclusive: 3,868thLowest Crime Rates: 4,300thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,429thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,450thMost Developed: 4,489thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,552ndBest Weather: 4,877thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,318thHealthiest Citizens: 5,958thSafest: 6,437thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,515thLargest Governments: 6,572ndSmartest Citizens: 7,047thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,097thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,649thTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,268thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,409thMost Efficient Economies: 9,460thMost Cheerful Citizens: 10,133rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,360thHighest Average Incomes: 13,061stHighest Poor Incomes: 13,327th
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Most Subsidized Industry: 105th in the regionMost Devout: 112th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 153rd in the regionMost Cultured: 158th in the regionMost Pacifist: 163rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 164th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 188th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 193rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 198th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 206th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 230th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 240th in the regionMost Inclusive: 251st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 254th in the regionMost Developed: 260th in the regionBest Weather: 269th in the regionLargest Governments: 307th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 320th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 325th in the regionSafest: 339th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 344th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 349th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 352nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 361st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 385th in the regionMost Influential: 403rd in the regionTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 451st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 499th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 608th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 632nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 639th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 651st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 702nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Painisia was endorsed by The Republic of 1 very fast endotarter.
  • : Following new legislation in Painisia, male cubicle workers stand up every time a woman enters the room.
  • : Following new legislation in Painisia, bike rage is all the rage.
  • : Following new legislation in Painisia, the government loves seeing the little people fight.
  • : Following new legislation in Painisia, the best way to be heard in politics is to speak softly and carry a big comedy prop.
  • : Following new legislation in Painisia, drugs containing the compound "oleum de serpens" are being sold to cancer patients.
  • : Following new legislation in Painisia, the government's stance on marriage is 'Let Painisians marry themselves'.
  • : Following new legislation in Painisia, East Lebatuckese astronauts' favorite game during downtime on the Multinational Space Station is 'I Spy'.
  • : Following new legislation in Painisia, citizens know never to accept cookies from strangers.
  • : Following new legislation in Painisia, small children are learning a lot of new words from a teacher with Tourette Syndrome.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 170 » 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, McMasterdonia, A Terribly Charismatic Duck, Wineclaw, Puczovska, Bothia, Wodan, SillyString, Apetopia, Atain, Felpolandia, Ka Ching, Unimaginable Doom, Albacria, 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, and 120 others.The Austro Germanic Union, Californian Redwood, THX1138, Cadla, Diche Choklate, Pleroma Sans Romans, Calamazo, Beladev, The Iron Lions, Kubrostavsria, Moubarakistan, American MapleStory, Former English Colony, Confederation of Independent Colonies, Cloydicia, Victoriaans Nederlands, Amerian States, Koda-Land, Kylesburgh, Joodey, Highton Islands, New Lakemba, Aenglaland, The Gamer Party, Phoronu, Q w e r t y, Tredano, Empy, Lower Nubia, Whereisthatistan, Racoda, Sacrento, Sanjurika, The Mace Kingdom, Zeternia, Sundred, United Draconia, One hundred castles, Ethnon, Alsace and Lorraine United, The United States of Romania, Dogeius, Maott, Suicidistan, I am the one who knocks, Xentherida, Elvero, El Fiji Grande, Aerovea, Abrickhouse, Dar es Saalam, New Trisone, Democritus, Papika, Wilkshire, Kobagia, Yarecir, The Rhein States, The Most Freedom Ever, Lionia, Amauri, New Bremerton, New Pruessen, Islamic Cali, Valhalla123, Spartoptia, SORT, Katschekistan, Malta Comino Gozo, Vincone Cae, Votak Matim, Oshonia, Sinelona, The Black Cathedral, Uganda Knuckles UK, North Bratislava, SchoolHouse Rock, Omnistria, Kasazzastan, Maovale, Sakaryata, Machendel, The Notorious Mad Jack, Atomic Industry Islands, The Windmilluminati, Xagill, Napnomadia, Sheldanada, Bearical, Niradans, United North American, Stat Artha, Unsophisticate, Ice and Tinian, Australiland, Newpromisedland, Hong Kong Empire, Aurumos, Black Templares, Lunallian, Dreadton, Ninjak30, Federation Terra Australis, Outer Egorniand, The Pantheons, The Realm of Dorne, The South Falls, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Ethereal Expanse, Daedric Stellar Empire, Cisplatinaa, Pasargad, INTEGRAL, Alunya, Ainsworth, Steraz, Paradisia Heavenlonia Stralisian Union, Bridgett, Crown Isles, and The Sinclarian Provinces.

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