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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 137thMost Influential: 271stMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,654th
The Commonwealth of
Father Knows Best State
Peace, passion, compassion.
Leader
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Palgo

Population1.704 billion

CapitalPalawan

CurrencyEuro
AnimalNaked mole-rat

The Commonwealth of Palgo is a massive, safe nation, notable for its museums and concert halls, pith helmet sales, and state-planned economy. The compassionate, cynical, devout population of 1.704 billion Palgoans are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Palawan. The average income tax rate is 91.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Palgoan economy, worth 224 trillion Euros 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 major contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an impressive 131,563 Euros, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

Pocket dialling is a criminal offence, school lunches are made with hypo-allergenic wood pulp, the combined alert sound of a nation simultaneously receiving a text message is a common cause of hearing damage, and stranded astronauts hitch rides on foreign spacecraft to get home. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Palgo's national animal is the Naked mole-rat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Palgo is ranked 18,326th in the world and 854th in The North Pacific for Highest Average Incomes, with 131,563.55 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 137thMost Influential: 271stTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,654thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,838thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,049thNicest Citizens: 4,087thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,129thMost Pacifist: 5,354thMost Inclusive: 5,423rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,697thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,871stHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,555thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,086thHealthiest Citizens: 9,158thMost Developed: 9,347thLowest Crime Rates: 9,374thLargest Governments: 9,593rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,154thTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,910thSafest: 11,363rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,575thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,932ndMost Advanced Public Education: 12,757thBest Weather: 13,345thHighest Poor Incomes: 15,396thMost Cultured: 15,554thMost Beautiful Environments: 16,084thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,725thMost Efficient Economies: 17,737thHighest Average Incomes: 18,326thSmartest Citizens: 18,332ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 18,780thMost Scientifically Advanced: 19,350th
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Most Influential: 69th in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 105th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 131st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 209th in the regionNicest Citizens: 242nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 254th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 256th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 267th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 275th in the regionMost Pacifist: 293rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 336th in the regionMost Inclusive: 337th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 415th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 448th in the regionLargest Governments: 474th in the regionTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 507th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 513th in the regionMost Developed: 549th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 562nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 584th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 605th in the regionSafest: 608th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 628th in the regionBest Weather: 687th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 730th in the regionMost Cultured: 755th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 779th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 798th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 820th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 851st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 854th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 878th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 929th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 954th in the region

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