by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,206thMost Influential: 3,428thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,454th
The Haha grape of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
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Population6.092 billion

LeaderLukas Gronseth


The Haha grape of Pledonia is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Lukas Gronseth with a fair hand, and renowned for its punitive income tax rates, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 6.092 billion Pledonians 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, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Brynheim. The average income tax rate is 72.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Pledonian economy, worth 477 trillion Ducals a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Cheese Exports, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 78,381 Ducals, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Programmers often reinvent the wheel, libraries are now installed with jacuzzis and mini-bars, college students make ends meet by selling their kidneys, and laser-wielding robots are taking aim at human hearts. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Pledonia's national animal is the Dove, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Pledonia is ranked 27,829th in the world and 708th in The East Pacific for Lowest Crime Rates, with 78.81 law-abiding acts per hour.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,206thTop
Most Influential: 3,428thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,454thBest Weather: 11,941stMost Beautiful Environments: 14,142ndLargest Welfare Programs: 15,034thTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 15,690thLongest Average Lifespans: 15,892ndNicest Citizens: 16,475thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,238thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 20,342ndMost Advanced Public Education: 21,068thHealthiest Citizens: 21,637thSmartest Citizens: 21,705thMost Income Equality: 23,501stMost Inclusive: 24,602ndHighest Food Quality: 24,792ndSafest: 25,394thMost Pacifist: 25,511thLowest Crime Rates: 27,829thHighest Poor Incomes: 28,131stHighest Average Tax Rates: 28,604thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 28,775th
Most Influential: 165th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 175th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 230th in the regionMost Politically Free: 334th in the regionBest Weather: 350th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 398th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 410th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 461st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 470th in the regionMost Stationary: 473rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 493rd in the regionTop
Nicest Citizens: 521st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 529th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 608th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 610th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 622nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 686th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 708th in the regionLargest Populations: 710th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 737th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 750th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 762nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 786th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 802nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 817th in the regionSafest: 874th in the regionMost Developed: 892nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 912th in the regionLargest Governments: 912th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 922nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 948th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 996th in the region

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