by Max Barry

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Nudest: 4,428th Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,497th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,673rd
The Honorable Commonwealth of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Maka-Diyos, Makakalikasan, Makatao, Makabansa
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population12.42 billion

LeaderPresident Rodrigo Santillan
FaithRoman Catholic Church


The Honorable Commonwealth of Pekweng is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by President Rodrigo Santillan with an even hand, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies, smutty television, and zero percent divorce rate. The compassionate, humorless, devout population of 12.42 billion Pekwengnians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Katherinia. The average income tax rate is 85.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Pekwengnian economy, worth a remarkable 1,495 trillion Crons a year, is fairly diversified and dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Furniture Restoration, Cheese Exports, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 120,449 Crons, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

The government is coughing up funds for lung cancer victims, the government mails weekly updates on the new anti-junk mail laws to every citizen, holiday light displays just aren't the same without seizure-inducing strobe effects, and politicians who vacation in East Lebatuck lose their jobs upon their return. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Pekweng's national animal is the Cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Roman Catholic Church.

Pekweng is ranked 25,259th in the world and 676th in The East Pacific for Smartest Citizens, with 52.62 Quips Per Hour.

Nudest: 4,428thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,497thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,673rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,582ndMost Devout: 6,674thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,678thMost Pacifist: 7,143rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,442ndMost Influential: 7,826thBest Weather: 7,859thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,197thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,280thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,400thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,485thHighest Economic Output: 8,564thTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 9,042ndMost Beautiful Environments: 9,657thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,695thNicest Citizens: 9,839thMost Developed: 9,860thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,441stLargest Governments: 11,850thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 11,984thHealthiest Citizens: 12,228thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 13,246thMost Inclusive: 14,033rdHighest Poor Incomes: 14,087thLargest Populations: 14,427thMost Cultured: 14,432ndMost Efficient Economies: 14,809thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,886th
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 98th in the regionNudest: 121st in the regionLargest Populations: 122nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 127th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 129th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 151st in the regionMost Devout: 151st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 157th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 187th in the regionMost Pacifist: 216th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 216th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 221st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 224th in the regionBest Weather: 230th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 245th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 245th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 274th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 279th in the regionNicest Citizens: 285th in the regionMost Developed: 288th in the regionLargest Governments: 290th in the regionTop
Healthiest Citizens: 350th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 363rd in the regionMost Cultured: 364th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 371st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 405th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 416th in the regionMost Inclusive: 428th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 466th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 475th in the regionMost Influential: 475th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 546th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 551st in the regionMost Stationary: 589th in the region

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