by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,051stMost Influential: 1,490thMost Pacifist: 5,928th
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Population3.55 billion

LeaderConnor Wesley
FaithColleagues of the Holy Iron


The Commonwealth of Palenhold is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Connor Wesley with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, sprawling nuclear power plants, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 3.55 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 enormous, liberal, 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 80.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Palenholdian economy, worth 275 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 highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology. Average income is 77,598 Pals, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Lobster tastes best when it is red, heartfelt sentiments are mercilessly marketed by a million-Pal treacle machine, Palenholdian husbands are dead good at fathering kids, and East Lebatuckese astronauts' favorite game during downtime on the Multinational Space Station is 'I Spy'. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded 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, and its national religion is Colleagues of the Holy Iron.

Palenhold is ranked 8,389th in the world and 349th in The North Pacific for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens, with 58.42 Whatever.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,051stMost Influential: 1,490thTop
Most Pacifist: 5,928thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,999thSafest: 7,759thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,389thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8,462ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 8,698thBest Weather: 9,235thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,396thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,453rdNicest Citizens: 9,899thMost Beautiful Environments: 12,028thTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 12,478thLargest Welfare Programs: 12,492ndMost Inclusive: 13,501stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,708thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13,761stLongest Average Lifespans: 14,575thHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,347thMost Income Equality: 15,364thMost Valuable International Artwork: 16,094thMost Rebellious Youth: 16,646thHealthiest Citizens: 19,013thSmartest Citizens: 20,779thMost Cultured: 23,334thMost Subsidized Industry: 23,430thHighest Poor Incomes: 23,458thLowest Crime Rates: 24,187th
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 338th in the regionMost Pacifist: 346th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 349th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 372nd in the regionSafest: 454th in the regionTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 477th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 478th in the regionMost Politically Free: 517th in the regionBest Weather: 546th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 547th in the regionNicest Citizens: 568th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 596th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 605th in the regionMost Influential: 611th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 630th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 659th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 680th in the regionMost Income Equality: 713th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 715th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 771st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 771st in the regionMost Inclusive: 816th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 855th in the region

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