by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,110thMost Influential: 1,655thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,718th
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Population2.045 billion



The Commonwealth of Palenhold is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its smutty television, national health service, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.045 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 73.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Palenholdian economy, worth 178 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, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is 87,185 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 34,046th in the world and 1,335th in The North Pacific for Most Politically Free, scoring 77.9 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,110thMost Influential: 1,655thTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 5,718thMost Pacifist: 5,936thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,008thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,014thSafest: 9,115thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 9,303rdNicest Citizens: 9,544thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,835thTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 10,757thBest Weather: 12,158thMost Inclusive: 12,715thLargest Welfare Programs: 13,642ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,024thLongest Average Lifespans: 15,727thMost Advanced Public Education: 16,044thMost Beautiful Environments: 16,136thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,547thHighest Poor Incomes: 17,627thHealthiest Citizens: 18,889thMost Rebellious Youth: 19,305thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 19,773rdMost Income Equality: 20,462nd
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 265th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 308th in the regionMost Pacifist: 336th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 412th in the regionTop
Safest: 503rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 507th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 513th in the regionNicest Citizens: 534th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 612th in the regionBest Weather: 625th in the regionMost Influential: 640th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 669th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 735th in the regionMost Inclusive: 754th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 759th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 808th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 811th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 821st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 825th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 858th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 869th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 921st in the region

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