by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,175thMost Influential: 1,732ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,749th
The Commonwealth of
Left-wing Utopia
Striving towards a brigter future
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population1.933 billion



The Commonwealth of Palenhold is a massive, efficient nation, renowned for its museums and concert halls, anti-smoking policies, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.933 billion Palenholdians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The large, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Luskan. The average income tax rate is 73.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Palenholdian economy, worth 166 trillion Pals a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Book Publishing. Average income is 86,046 Pals, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Court cases mostly involve lawyers shouting questions at witnesses giving silent shrugs, the nation is stuck in permanent election mode as politicians demand constant do-overs, the nation is known as the cheapskates of The North Pacific, and political scientists despair as the national mascot election eclipses all others in voter enthusiasm. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Palenhold's national animal is the Owlbear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Palenhold is ranked 5,749th in the world and 303rd in The North Pacific for Least Corrupt Governments, with 94.96 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,175thMost Influential: 1,732ndTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 5,749thMost Pacifist: 5,955thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,780thMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,933rdSafest: 9,117thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 9,438thNicest Citizens: 9,482ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,622ndTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 10,465thBest Weather: 12,163rdMost Inclusive: 12,612thLargest Welfare Programs: 13,262ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,851stLongest Average Lifespans: 15,612thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,792ndMost Beautiful Environments: 16,189thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,571stHighest Poor Incomes: 17,880thHealthiest Citizens: 18,839thMost Rebellious Youth: 19,328thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 19,410th
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 248th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 303rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 330th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 396th in the regionTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 487th in the regionSafest: 493rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 495th in the regionNicest Citizens: 519th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 591st in the regionBest Weather: 627th in the regionMost Influential: 651st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 657th in the regionMost Inclusive: 724th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 737th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 760th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 782nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 794th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 798th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 820th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 837th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 851st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 911th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 950th in the region

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