by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 885th Most Influential: 1,292nd Most Compassionate Citizens: 3,919th
The Republic of
New York Times Democracy
The high and green hills to the blue ocean
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population2.079 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 keen interest in outer space, compulsory military service, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 2.079 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 90.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Painisian economy, worth 271 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 130,724 grands, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

Old folks reminisce about the last time someone was acquitted of a crime, there's a shortage of swinging hot spots as land development grinds to a halt, door-to-door salesmen are frequently beaten up by 'vigilantes', and the Painisian Arts Council pays teenagers to sit through opera performances. 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 146,602nd in the world and 8,666th in The North Pacific for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -8.83 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 885thMost Influential: 1,292ndTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 3,919thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,240thNicest Citizens: 4,340thMost Devout: 4,612thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,692ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,838thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,868thMost Pacifist: 4,949thBest Weather: 5,325thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,670thMost Developed: 5,670thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,713thMost Cultured: 6,217thLowest Crime Rates: 6,293rdMost Inclusive: 6,493rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,701stHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,048thHealthiest Citizens: 8,178thTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 8,497thSmartest Citizens: 9,657thMost Efficient Economies: 9,893rdLargest Governments: 9,924thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,029thMost Cheerful Citizens: 10,687thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,007thSafest: 12,118thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,695thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,954th
Most Subsidized Industry: 177th in the regionMost Devout: 188th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 225th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 231st in the regionNicest Citizens: 245th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 274th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 277th in the regionMost Pacifist: 280th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 282nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 283rd in the regionBest Weather: 297th in the regionMost Cultured: 306th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 312th in the regionMost Developed: 331st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 332nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 375th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 385th in the regionMost Inclusive: 399th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 417th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 448th in the regionLargest Governments: 452nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 468th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 472nd in the regionTop
Most Influential: 483rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 494th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 512th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 541st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 571st in the regionSafest: 633rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 758th in the regionNudest: 825th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 834th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Painisia, the Painisian Arts Council pays teenagers to sit through opera performances.
  • : Painisia altered its national flag.
  • : Painisia voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Chan Island".
  • : Following new legislation in Painisia, door-to-door salesmen are frequently beaten up by 'vigilantes'.
  • : Following new legislation in Painisia, there's a shortage of swinging hot spots as land development grinds to a halt.
  • : Following new legislation in Painisia, old folks reminisce about the last time someone was acquitted of a crime.
  • : Following new legislation in Painisia, signatures have been replaced with illegible scribbles.
  • : Following new legislation in Painisia, delivery truck companies use hospital parking lots to store 16-wheelers.
  • : Following new legislation in Painisia, tourists outnumber citizens two to one.
  • : Following new legislation in Painisia, the government is spending millions on renovating the public transportation system.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 130 » 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, Avornica, Puczovska, Bothia, Wodan, SillyString, Apetopia, Atain, NatsukiLand, The Windmilluminati, 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, and 80 others.General COE, Yukti, Sil Dorsett, Malta Comino Gozo, The Austro Germanic Union, Californian Redwood, THX1138, Cadla, Deerfenland, Pizza Squared, 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, Sahriastan, Dogeius, Maott, Rochester Black, Suicidistan, I am the one who knocks, Xentherida, Jest Xerces, Elvero, El Fiji Grande, Aerovea, Abrickhouse, Dar es Saalam, New Trisone, Democritus, Maj Tonia Godgueeber, Papika, Joaquin El Chapo Guzman, Wilkshire, Solcialist States, Kobagia, Yarecir, Xorroth, Curtis Cosla, The Rhein States, Colotex, The Most Freedom Ever, Lionia, Amauri, Islavity Pod, New Bremerton, Funkadelia, and New Pruessen.

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