by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 1,903rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,918thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,329th
The Unified States of
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Born in freedom, live in freedom, die in freedom.
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Population4.117 billion

CapitalWhite Mountain
LeaderGarence Spencer

CurrencyParenlordian Dollar
AnimalMugger Crocodile

The Unified States of Parenlord is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Garence Spencer with a fair hand, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies, public floggings, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 4.117 billion Parenlords 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 Administration, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of White Mountain. The average income tax rate is 79.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Parenlordian economy, worth 442 trillion Parenlordian Dollars a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Trout Farming, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 107,475 Parenlordian Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Tourists are forbidden to enter Native Parenlordian lands, mandatory blunting of cutlery has increased the popularity of soup-based meals, the government sends submarines to retrieve bodies from shipwrecked submarines, and many suspect the government "doth protest too much" with their curiously specific denials of conspiracy theories. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Parenlord's national animal is the Mugger Crocodile, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Polytheism.

Parenlord is ranked 35,775th in the world and 73rd in The Free Nations Region for Most Income Equality, scoring 67.79 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

Most Influential: 1,903rdTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,918thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,329thNicest Citizens: 7,344thBest Weather: 7,495thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,325thHealthiest Citizens: 8,826thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 8,996thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,179thMost Cheerful Citizens: 10,076thMost Pacifist: 11,340thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,279thHighest Food Quality: 12,416thMost Beautiful Environments: 12,457thMost Inclusive: 13,079thMost Valuable International Artwork: 13,326thTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 13,798thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,373rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,492ndLargest Welfare Programs: 15,330thSafest: 15,438thMost Secular: 16,066thMost Developed: 16,249thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,372ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,693rdSmartest Citizens: 16,932ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 18,128thLargest Governments: 20,129thMost Cultured: 21,118thLargest Information Technology Sector: 24,144th
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 10th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 21st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 23rd in the regionBest Weather: 30th in the regionMost Stationary: 33rd in the region

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