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The Commonwealth of Palenhold

“Striving towards a brigter future”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
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Location: The North Pacific

Regional Influence: Sprat


The Commonwealth of Palenhold is a huge, socially progressive nation, notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, anti-smoking policies, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The compassionate, democratic population of 626 million 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, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Luskan. The average income tax rate is 70.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Palenholdian economy, worth 54.0 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 broadly diversified, is led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is 86,295 Pals, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The Smalltopian embassy doubles as an electoral campaign headquarters, hordes of tourists are ruining the environment, third world countries are rich in "I Love Luskan" t-shirts, and tourists on boat cruises can't figure out why they smell so fishy afterward. 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 82,569th in the world and 4,763rd in The North Pacific for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring 1,482.33 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,374thTop
Most Influential: 3,233rdMost Pacifist: 5,696thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,898thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,324thMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,211thTop
Nicest Citizens: 8,699thSafest: 9,298thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 10,156thMost Inclusive: 11,843rdLargest Welfare Programs: 12,796thBest Weather: 13,166thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,657thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,010thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,867th
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 207th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 308th in the regionMost Pacifist: 310th in the regionTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 461st in the regionNicest Citizens: 473rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 484th in the regionSafest: 489th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 532nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 630th in the regionMost Inclusive: 654th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 665th in the regionBest Weather: 675th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 738th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 812th in the regionMost Influential: 813th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 844th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 861st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 873rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 890th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 909th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 909th in the region

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