by Max Barry

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Paffnia was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 276
Largest Welfare Programs: 113thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 170thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 211th
The Protectorate of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
Iuvans illos qui auxilium requirunt
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population23.541 billion

LeaderAleksandar Vekili


The Protectorate of Paffnia is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Aleksandar Vekili with an even hand, and notable for its lack of airports, hatred of cheese, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, cheerful, devout population of 23.541 billion Paffniacs enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Skoptopolis. The income tax rate is 100%.

The powerhouse Paffniac economy, worth a remarkable 4,855 trillion paffnars 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 led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Tourism and Information Technology. Average income is an amazing 206,243 paffnars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Skoptopolis spends billions upgrading public transport, the endangered saltwater humpback llama is only seen in captivity programs, witnesses have to run a gauntlet of mob enforcers to testify at trials, and the amount welfare recipients spend on fertilizer has exploded. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Paffnia's national animal is the llama, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Paffnia is ranked 234,055th in the world and 1,317th in 10000 Islands for Highest Unexpected Death Rate, scoring 15.43 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

Largest Welfare Programs: 113thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 170thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 211thMost Pacifist: 306thMost Advanced Public Transport: 326thMost Valuable International Artwork: 392ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 468thMost Influential: 477thMost Rebellious Youth: 487thLongest Average Lifespans: 531stBest Weather: 532ndMost Advanced Public Education: 546thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 547thNicest Citizens: 585thMost Compassionate Citizens: 595thHealthiest Citizens: 615thSafest: 624thMost Beautiful Environments: 630thLargest Governments: 688thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 710thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 771stMost Cheerful Citizens: 839thHighest Food Quality: 916thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 925thMost Inclusive: 1,024thLowest Crime Rates: 1,053rdSmartest Citizens: 1,258thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,289thMost Cultured: 1,571stHighest Economic Output: 2,331stHighest Poor Incomes: 2,334thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 3,317thLargest Populations: 5,346thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,756thMost Devout: 6,030thHighest Average Incomes: 6,346thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,621stMost Subsidized Industry: 7,056thTop
Most Developed: 15,010thMost Income Equality: 15,889thMost Scientifically Advanced: 20,650th
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 3rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 9th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 9th in the regionMost Pacifist: 10th in the regionBest Weather: 11th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 11th in the regionNicest Citizens: 12th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 12th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 13th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 13th in the regionLargest Governments: 13th in the regionSafest: 13th in the regionTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 15th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 15th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 18th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 18th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 19th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 22nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 22nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 27th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 33rd in the regionMost Cultured: 35th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 35th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 46th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 49th in the regionLargest Populations: 49th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 62nd in the regionMost Influential: 64th in the regionMost Devout: 65th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 71st in the regionMost Income Equality: 79th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 98th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 105th in the region

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