by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 145thMost Influential: 487thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,053rd
The Commonwealth of
Father Knows Best State
Peace, passion, compassion.
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population2.029 billion



The Commonwealth of Palgo is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Smaug with an iron fist, and remarkable for its rum-swilling pirates, pith helmet sales, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, cynical population of 2.029 billion Palgoans are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Erebor. The average income tax rate is 91.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Palgoan economy, worth 293 trillion Euros a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an impressive 144,887 Euros, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Law schools are hurrying to teach the "prank defense" to their students, the government awards prizes to television shows featuring stereotype-breaking minority roles, sex changes are routinely performed at Palgo's hospitals, and diners regard burgers made from mechanically reclaimed cow protein as "proper meat". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Palgo's national animal is the Balrog, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Palgo is ranked 19,895th in the world and 808th in The North Pacific for Most Advanced Defense Forces, scoring 6,429.84 on the Total War Preparedness Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 145thMost Influential: 487thTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 3,053rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,197thNicest Citizens: 4,305thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,371stMost Inclusive: 5,300thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6,089thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,415thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,575thHighest Food Quality: 8,068thMost Pacifist: 8,120thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,266thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,437thMost Developed: 8,697thLargest Governments: 9,226thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,022ndLongest Average Lifespans: 10,152ndLowest Crime Rates: 10,332ndHealthiest Citizens: 10,739thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,203rdTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 12,255thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,988thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,056thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,359thMost Cultured: 13,607thSmartest Citizens: 13,751stLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,339thHighest Average Incomes: 15,524thMost Efficient Economies: 16,246thMost Subsidized Industry: 18,195thMost Beautiful Environments: 19,296thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 19,895th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 122nd in the regionMost Influential: 160th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 193rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 259th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 260th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 280th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 300th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 333rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 336th in the regionMost Inclusive: 338th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 355th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 421st in the regionTop
Highest Food Quality: 470th in the regionMost Pacifist: 480th in the regionLargest Governments: 481st in the regionMost Developed: 531st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 550th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 587th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 603rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 624th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 642nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 694th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 698th in the regionMost Cultured: 704th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 714th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 720th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 752nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 789th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 808th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 819th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 866th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Palgo was endorsed by Alugoro.
  • : Palgo was endorsed by The Kingdom of Kragsgale.
  • : Palgo was endorsed by The Republic of Pazair.
  • : Following new legislation in Palgo, diners regard burgers made from mechanically reclaimed cow protein as "proper meat".
  • : Following new legislation in Palgo, sex changes are routinely performed at Palgo's hospitals.
  • : Palgo was endorsed by The United Federation of Joodey.
  • : Palgo was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Food Quality and Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Following new legislation in Palgo, the government awards prizes to television shows featuring stereotype-breaking minority roles.
  • : Palgo was endorsed by The Republic of Pazair.
  • : Palgo was endorsed by The DRESS FIESTA of Ravendi.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 479 » Former English Colony, Aerilia, Ethnon, Ahssn, Aidiarnia, Shibutani, British-Australia, 5 kingdoms of Britannia, Paradeavenlisian States, Dangine, Cam Zazi, Cartures, Barlano, Capitista, DeadlyAntics, Atrito, Busea Planian, Clan Spaniel, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Altivia, Brotigymbymmoereekin, DIMAnism, Venicea, East Supple Lund, Ellbonnia, Arctic Kingdoms, Azzarel, Hamerica, Yaorozu, Expere Fiyans, Aruvicion, Votak Matim, Illusia and Neverendia, Colonies of Free Temeria, Figyjharli, Dorranium, Deseret-Moronia, Outer Shenendoah, Animu Place, Brsil, Detrivania, Batatoland Empire, -Slovania, Lulubellia, Inspiratus, JK239, Bend Mai, Pallaith, BohemiaIV, Holy Oranz, and 429 others.La Nouvelle-Orleans, Francois Isidore, Hardscrabble, Laxoimia, Federal States of Liberta, Omolon, Bharathvarsh, Klodma, Flauschistan, North Kalsennia, Costa Azurica, Le Free Republic, Nordic-British Union, Royal Bengaluru, Rising Sakura, Picairn, Soviet Terran, Dicko, Empy, Nodnarb, Randomcountryland, Caballeronia, ForestMythal, United Engiresco, The Cold Northern North, Lemsrow, West Zebrupco Bageropirex, PlanetMercury, Al-Nayadin, Tyrantio Land, Skawanoti, Laurendon, Eternal Dominion, Trooporia, Walter Jackson, Godwanna, Conservative State of Poland, Toilet Man, Liberum Hibernia, Luxarra, Anonim, United Republic of Free States, State of Dragoonia, Saint Kus Viseatanumpance, The Mazur Empire, The Endless Eventide, Pinguioris, Gunz Alberaland, Erisoria, The Kingdom of Gamblers, Karazan, Pooldova, South Baba, Kyruev, East Akra, Arquan, Unsophisticate, LostLegion, Zupla, Tyirza, Kappacon, Henzed, Tringapore, Northern Socialist Council Republics, A Salmon Named Harold, Vene Gra, Seenvorland, Ramiru, Kromi, Land Cat, Pokemanland, New Hudazendkia, R libanon, Socialist People of Redondo Mundo, The Jerichowan Country, Katongga, Zdagoburg, Bankowiata, Wilkshire, AmManies, Western Vapia, Anungu, Neopie, Ayuzhhhhh, Verderiesdre, Neavira, Koda-Land, The Republic of Maltaland, Phoronu, Eastern Cous Empria, Andanavia, Chukstik Illahi, Nuronte, Neo Madras, Konolas, Ibarkla, Stron Doshia, Ver Testua, The Calabash Protectorate, Kayanc-Boaine, Svandammen, Omnistria, Logovets, Sattelbach, Malikhabar, Drash Mannistan, The Enlightened Tugas, Northern shack, Gendirt, New Lakemba, Jakit, Orado, Lucidian Republic, Solcius, Malta Comino Gozo, The Pantheons, The Brunchovian Republic of Pina Colada, Hells Ninth Circle, New Michag, West Grippiratia, Obelias, Nistriabar, Confederacy of North America, Liminyj, Russian Peoples Union, Powerful Originality, Manticore utopia, The Sansvich, Novo cruzeiro, Kitzgos, United Soviet State of North Amerika, Singamadri, Great Bights Mum, Rainengrad, Ausnakulia, Lemonbiscuits, Guer Aike, Super Girl, Dreadton, Dakota Territories, Notyoutopia, Pleroma Sans Romans, Exteriores Insulae Hyacinthum, Ardretia, Dar es Saalam, Lordelles, Theriyon Empire, Katuda, Nordliches Stadt, Technocratic-european Countries, Necromonia, BruceWillisia, Corfad, Kwaj, The Canadian Peoples Republic, Loutsland, The Peoples Republic of Kyle, WeKnow, North Unity, Vesuva, Yemet, Sanavolea, Rinadia, Communist Lukania, The Windmilluminati, Canineia, Keurig Machines, Ocharckia, Upper Canada Republic, Esplandia, Free Culture, Bearical, Arimbia, Volstokn, Duryanistan, Stud Hoy, Salish-Cascadia, Tvers, Strongwill, SCT, Yokciq Empire, Aetulia, United Capitalist Provinces, Chiho, Zaeli, Visdenburg, Testnation223, The Rhein States, NationalPizza, The Bureaucratic Territories, TJUN-ia, Cinnibar, Svenskskit, Blyskalia, New Celoveniortan, Amadora Oeste, Partax, Siwale, Quentiam Viventem, Eywaan, Sopernia, Renemaran, Pleasuretown, Megacorporate Interests, David Davidson, Climeria, Spotted Bobtail, El Fiji Grande, USSRITWILLWORK, Cretox State, Zimmerdachen, Sahriastan, Joevala, Eggplant Island, Cornwallis Bay, Marmiedon, The Queens Crusaders, Wooleystan, Irongirong, Kooderpictokingratch, Tachycardia, Nationeer, Noesantara, Imperial Sers, Lux Conos, Wooloo Unitedstrtes, Xagill, Nikhilesh23, New Bedre, Etanur, Vexilia, Cloydicia, Solmetria, SORT, Palisede, North Bratislava, Phaerra, Lucedeia, Desvios, Arkad, Rockamaba, Newam, Sahbido, Newpromisedland, Amerian States, New Feltre, Territorio di Nessuno, Zokk, Alissatopia, Aeurithianar, The True Frog, United Asgardian States, Kranostav, Zapiron, Brettenia, Brysto, Dabarastan, Humptalumpta, Jaxikistan, Ashwar Mauls, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Nouvelle-Guadeloupe, Warnen, Advancia-Sizzletown, Astra Planeti, Selfgradatude, The Papal Catholic States, Nation1812, The English Alliance, Daerlan, United States of Americanas, Blahcostan, Vateland, Dacian Freelands, Higher Cascadia, Planes, South African Legions, Bongo Mountain, Tepe, Seanat, Xanatosi, Haprus Nanari, Texas States, The Bikini Bottom Republic, Paul Pasch, Zemper Macro, Yukti, Star Kingdom, Garnet Liberty, Khoik, The Sinclarian Provinces, Gainesixtan, Mitropola, Democatic Donkeys, Leon Bloom, Que Lukustinardon, San Felipe, Rumagna, Changjo, Northern Roman Republic, Brucklania, East Wushen, BrightFutures, Solphine, AVALOHIA, Republica Guilleana, Enfindania, Lorigia, Navorden, Capablanca, Chadinton, The Vistula, Austrian Confederacy, Praeceps, Vladmir Putin, Lionia, Sunto, Card Kingdom, Joseph Joestar 2nd part, Gliese Minor, Frances Francis the First of France, Arthyia, Valentine Z, Amblegreserland, Pasargad, Arrivederci, Lon Zucand, Arima Dome, The Albatraoz, Kaihe, Kazoo Basin, Kim Da-mi, The Afsharid Dynasty, Mon Island, Anak ng Bayan, Orogonia, Sikol, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Ilisseia, Fraystonia, Shlama, Havonosa, North Arkana, Galom Dasir, Thermoly, Dinoium, Teothopia, Antonimus, Commoterre, PotatoFarmers, Ozstan, Soleha, Lovarpia, Aeolist, Weeb cult, Innocentic, The Teddy, Wisconsota, Larger Green Plants, Amogus Sussy, Panama Coalition, San Vino, Demirect, Qurtuba, Aureliall, Easiest, Fridya, Tibus Heth, Zemnaya Svoboda, Ilmatil, New Nordic Land, Xarrel, Lunar Cities of America, Super Cool Liechtenstein, Religioncord, Wineclaw, The Unicrons, Holy Empire of Greater Bavaria, Latin letters numbers and spaces, Miamington, Erowo, Perikuresu, Ivy Rekkia, New Trisone, Qu3b3c, Storgozia, Thank, Chanankhria, Aingard, Yellops, Zecit, Rexatorus, Kingdom of KHATTAB, Ariele, Unshleepd, Attelooch, The Highland Union, Nagaur, Potatolandium, Srnsbaland, Koletsia, Nova Arcania, Aguaria Major, Galbadiana, Tehmistan, Sol Norcustt, Morgul, Sundred, The Great Imperial Roman Empire, Ugarite, Hyphen, 1 very fast endotarter, Intecivilia, Sil Dorsett, Aryan Homeland, ChristianVille of the USA, Chuuni Weebs, Hellsinky, Cliecia, Mardessa, ABC, Snart, The Republic of Free Peoples, Skerordere Ang, Osternia, Ravendi, Joodey, Pazair, and Kragsgale.

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