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Palenhold

Population3.591 billion

CapitalLuskan
LeaderConnor Wesley
FaithColleagues of the Holy Iron

CurrencyPal
AnimalOwlbear

The Commonwealth of Palenhold is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Connor Wesley with a fair hand, and remarkable for its national health service, smutty television, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 3.591 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 278 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 16,090th in the world and 1,125th in The North Pacific for Most Valuable International Artwork, with 17.75 Bank.

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Most Pacifist: 5,942ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,992ndSafest: 7,732ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,338thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8,395thLeast Corrupt Governments: 8,675thBest Weather: 9,195thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,360thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,432ndNicest Citizens: 9,874thMost Beautiful Environments: 11,979thTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 12,443rdMost Advanced Public Education: 12,486thMost Inclusive: 13,473rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13,665thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,684thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,536thMost Income Equality: 15,216thHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,287thMost Valuable International Artwork: 16,090thMost Rebellious Youth: 16,570thHealthiest Citizens: 18,974thSmartest Citizens: 20,788thMost Cultured: 23,299thMost Subsidized Industry: 23,435thHighest Poor Incomes: 23,436thLowest Crime Rates: 24,076th
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 338th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 341st in the regionMost Pacifist: 345th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 366th in the regionSafest: 443rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 470th in the regionTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 475th in the regionMost Politically Free: 505th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 539th in the regionBest Weather: 541st in the regionNicest Citizens: 559th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 594th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 600th in the regionMost Influential: 609th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 629th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 648th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 670th in the regionMost Income Equality: 691st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 712th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 761st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 763rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 800th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 845th in the region

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