by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,126thMost Influential: 1,648thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,716th
The Commonwealth of
Left-wing Utopia
Striving towards a brigter future
Civil Rights
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Population2.068 billion



The Commonwealth of Palenhold is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its sprawling nuclear power plants, state-planned economy, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.068 billion Palenholdians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Luskan. The average income tax rate is 74.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Palenholdian economy, worth 173 trillion Pals a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is 83,744 Pals, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Court cases mostly involve lawyers shouting questions at witnesses giving silent shrugs, the nation is stuck in permanent election mode as politicians demand constant do-overs, the nation is known as the cheapskates of The North Pacific, and political scientists despair as the national mascot election eclipses all others in voter enthusiasm. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Palenhold's national animal is the Owlbear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Palenhold is ranked 12,853rd in the world and 592nd in The North Pacific for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 4,181.32 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,126thMost Influential: 1,648thTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 5,716thMost Pacifist: 5,928thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,049thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,037thSafest: 9,083rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,148thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 9,156thNicest Citizens: 9,569thTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 10,776thBest Weather: 12,148thMost Inclusive: 12,742ndLargest Welfare Programs: 12,853rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,402ndMost Income Equality: 13,746thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,306thLongest Average Lifespans: 15,620thMost Beautiful Environments: 16,095thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,521stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 18,874thHealthiest Citizens: 18,917thMost Rebellious Youth: 19,326thHighest Poor Incomes: 19,527thHighest Average Tax Rates: 20,325th
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 271st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 309th in the regionMost Pacifist: 339th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 408th in the regionTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 469th in the regionSafest: 500th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 507th in the regionNicest Citizens: 537th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 592nd in the regionBest Weather: 625th in the regionMost Influential: 637th in the regionMost Income Equality: 641st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 641st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 745th in the regionMost Inclusive: 757th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 768th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 789th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 794th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 814th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 823rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 850th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 872nd in the region

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