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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,726th Nudest: 4,070th Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,928th
The Honorable Commonwealth of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Fascists
Maka-Diyos, Makakalikasan, Makatao, Makabansa
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Pekweng

Population12.811 billion

CapitalKatherinia
LeaderPresident Rodrigo Santillan
FaithRoman Catholic Church

CurrencyCron
AnimalCat

The Honorable Commonwealth of Pekweng is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by President Rodrigo Santillan with an even hand, and notable for its pith helmet sales, anti-smoking policies, and zero percent divorce rate. The compassionate, humorless, devout population of 12.811 billion Pekwengnians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The enormous, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Katherinia. The average income tax rate is 86.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Pekwengnian economy, worth a remarkable 1,550 trillion Crons a year, is dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Furniture Restoration, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 121,029 Crons, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

All the playground's a stage for Pekwengnian schoolchildren, wildlife have trouble navigating the electric fences surrounding national forests, millions of Pekwengnians are excellent swimmers, and right-wingers complain that too many people are suckling at the welfare teat. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Pekweng's national animal is the Cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Roman Catholic Church.

Pekweng is ranked 108,944th in the world and 3,823rd in The East Pacific for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 44.1 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,726thNudest: 4,070thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,928thMost Influential: 5,198thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,268thMost Devout: 6,570thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,647thBest Weather: 7,080thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,187thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,333rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,610thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,770thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,801stMost Pacifist: 7,863rdTop
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Highest Economic Output: 8,050thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,633rdLongest Average Lifespans: 8,942ndLowest Crime Rates: 8,952ndMost Developed: 9,257thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,560thNicest Citizens: 9,977thLargest Governments: 11,140thHealthiest Citizens: 11,514thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 12,339thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,776thMost Cultured: 13,593rdMost Inclusive: 13,764thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 13,783rdMost Advanced Public Education: 13,799thLargest Populations: 13,802ndMost Efficient Economies: 13,844th
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Nudest: 93rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 103rd in the regionLargest Populations: 116th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 120th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 126th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 143rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 144th in the regionMost Devout: 145th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 147th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 172nd in the regionBest Weather: 207th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 211th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 217th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 221st in the regionMost Pacifist: 227th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 227th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 244th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 253rd in the regionMost Developed: 262nd in the regionLargest Governments: 266th in the regionNicest Citizens: 278th in the regionTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 327th in the regionMost Cultured: 330th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 336th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 345th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 370th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 389th in the regionMost Influential: 390th in the regionMost Inclusive: 393rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 400th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 438th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 443rd in the regionMost Stationary: 491st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 519th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Pekweng, right-wingers complain that too many people are suckling at the welfare teat.
  • : Pekweng lodged a message on the The East Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Pekweng endorsed The Cartographer Guy of Staynes.
  • : Pekweng was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Following new legislation in Pekweng, millions of Pekwengnians are excellent swimmers.
  • : Pekweng voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Common Territories".
  • : Pekweng voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Prevention of Mutually assured destruction".
  • : Following new legislation in Pekweng, wildlife have trouble navigating the electric fences surrounding national forests.
  • : Following new legislation in Pekweng, all the playground's a stage for Pekwengnian schoolchildren.
  • : Pekweng voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Durkadurkiranistan II".

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