by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 9,969th
The Democratic Republic of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
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Population23 million


The Democratic Republic of Pengazville is a small, genial nation, notable for its smutty television, irreverence towards religion, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 23 million Pengazians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Healthcare, and Education. The average income tax rate is 66.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The fair Pengazian economy, worth 846 billion Painis a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Trout Farming industry, with major contributions from Basket Weaving, Information Technology, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 36,789 Painis, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Dangerous criminals are often 'accidentally' sent on one-way trips to Maxtopia, mollycoddled youths run the country, the nation's ambassadors often conduct their business in jail cells, and former arsonists can be found on local fire brigades. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Pengazville's national animal is the chicken, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Pengazville is ranked 135,088th in the world and 125th in Lardyland for Most Developed, scoring 47.84 on the Human Development Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 9,969th
Nicest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 5th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 5th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6th in the regionMost Inclusive: 7th in the regionTop
Safest: 9th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 10th in the regionMost Pacifist: 11th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 12th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 13th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 16th in the region

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