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The Most Serene Republic of Parlton

“Peacemakers, not peacetakers” Giselle M Fox

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Unproven

Location: Balder



Population2.595 billion

LeaderGiselle M Fox

CurrencyParlish Mark

The Most Serene Republic of Parlton is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Giselle M Fox with a fair hand, and remarkable for its pith helmet sales, daily referendums, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.595 billion Parltonians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rosebourg. The average income tax rate is 92.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Parltonian economy, worth 272 trillion Parlish Marks a year, is highly specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 104,931 Parlish Marks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Dove is one of the most popular forenames in Parlton, the government has begun breaking all large businesses into thousands of mom-and-pop general stores, the Messiah (formerly known as Brian) is a mayoral candidate, and people find it hard to relate to soldiers because of the dehumanising masks they wear. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Parlton's national animal is the Dove, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Parlton is ranked 138,342nd in the world and 4,998th in Balder for Most Pro-Market, scoring 34.11 on the Rand Index.

Largest Welfare Programs: 1,772ndTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 2,663rdMost Pacifist: 3,055thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,082ndNicest Citizens: 3,168thSafest: 3,287thBest Weather: 4,157thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,303rdMost Inclusive: 4,611thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,630thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,674thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,267thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,970thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,041stHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,251stMost Advanced Public Education: 6,635thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,985thHealthiest Citizens: 8,214thLowest Crime Rates: 9,692ndTop
Largest Governments: 10,767thNudest: 10,776thSmartest Citizens: 12,322ndMost Cultured: 12,423rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,245thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,741stLargest Publishing Industry: 17,318thMost Developed: 17,480th
Largest Welfare Programs: 82nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 122nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 124th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 142nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 158th in the regionBest Weather: 180th in the regionSafest: 181st in the regionMost Inclusive: 184th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 231st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 250th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 255th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 274th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 281st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 290th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 331st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 342nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 349th in the regionTop
Nudest: 384th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 448th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 533rd in the regionLargest Governments: 590th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 631st in the regionMost Cultured: 685th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Parlton, people find it hard to relate to soldiers because of the dehumanising masks they wear.
  • : Following new legislation in Parlton, the Messiah (formerly known as Brian) is a mayoral candidate.
  • : Following new legislation in Parlton, the government has begun breaking all large businesses into thousands of mom-and-pop general stores.
  • : Parlton was reclassified from "Left-wing Utopia" to "Civil Rights Lovefest".
  • : Parlton's influence in Balder rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Parlton was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs, the Top 5% for Lowest Crime Rates, and the Top 10% for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : Parlton voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Access to Abortion".
  • : Parlton was admitted to the World Assembly.
  • : Parlton changed its national animal to "Dove".
  • : Parlton changed its national motto to "Peacemakers, not peacetakers".


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