by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,031stMost Influential: 1,459thMost Pacifist: 5,924th
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Population3.286 billion

LeaderConnor Wesley
FaithColleagues of the Holy Iron


The Commonwealth of Palenhold is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Connor Wesley with a fair hand, and remarkable for its smutty television, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 3.286 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, liberal, 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 78.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Palenholdian economy, worth 264 trillion Pals a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology and Book Publishing. Average income is 80,498 Pals, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Lobster tastes best when it is red, heartfelt sentiments are mercilessly marketed by a million-Pal treacle machine, Palenholdian husbands are dead good at fathering kids, and East Lebatuckese astronauts' favorite game during downtime on the Multinational Space Station is 'I Spy'. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded 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, and its national religion is Colleagues of the Holy Iron.

Palenhold is ranked 49,450th in the world and 1,836th in The North Pacific for Highest Drug Use, scoring 92 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,031stMost Influential: 1,459thTop
Most Pacifist: 5,924thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,545thSafest: 7,614thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7,726thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,421stLeast Corrupt Governments: 8,941stMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,301stNicest Citizens: 9,766thBest Weather: 9,833rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,475thTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 12,750thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,037thLargest Welfare Programs: 13,125thMost Inclusive: 13,369thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,040thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,434thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,553rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 15,312thMost Income Equality: 16,152ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,482ndMost Rebellious Youth: 16,568thHealthiest Citizens: 18,740thSmartest Citizens: 20,298thHighest Poor Incomes: 22,018thMost Cultured: 23,218thLowest Crime Rates: 23,665th
Most Pacifist: 345th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 355th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 365th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 392nd in the regionSafest: 446th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 492nd in the regionTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 526th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 544th in the regionNicest Citizens: 564th in the regionBest Weather: 569th in the regionMost Politically Free: 579th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 601st in the regionMost Influential: 607th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 629th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 642nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 688th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 689th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 706th in the regionMost Income Equality: 747th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 769th in the regionMost Inclusive: 804th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 809th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 836th in the region

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