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The Kingdom of Pavlikstan

“Strength Through Freedom”

Category: New York Times Democracy
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Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific



Population5.369 billion

LeaderFirst Consul Pavlik


The Kingdom of Pavlikstan is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by First Consul Pavlik with a fair hand, and renowned for its pith helmet sales, infamous sell-swords, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 5.369 billion Pavlikstanians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized, corrupt, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Funland. The average income tax rate is 53.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Pavlikstanian economy, worth 870 trillion dollars a year, is dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Gambling, and Retail. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 162,160 dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Orthopaedics patients often have a bounce in their step, expats return home to a government devoid of social and environmental agencies, the nation's industries are scrambling to switch to biodegradable plastics, and out-of-work soldiers and bureaucrats can often be found camped out in front of manservant academies. Crime is totally unknown. Pavlikstan's national animal is the beaver, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Christianity.

Pavlikstan is ranked 86,870th in the world and 4,621st in The North Pacific for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 1,174.58 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Most Devout: 431stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 825thMost Influential: 1,172ndRudest Citizens: 1,441stLargest Gambling Industry: 1,764thMost Cultured: 1,909thTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 3,485thMost Armed: 3,928thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,612thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5,520thMost Efficient Economies: 6,062ndFattest Citizens: 6,197thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,386thBest Weather: 7,634thMost Rebellious Youth: 8,189thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 8,692ndHighest Poor Incomes: 8,970thLargest Black Market: 9,002ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,686thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,084thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 10,954thHighest Disposable Incomes: 12,304thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13,641stLargest Retail Industry: 13,850thLargest Governments: 13,911thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,049thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14,867thLargest Agricultural Sector: 17,152ndMost Corrupt Governments: 18,324thMost Stationary: 18,766thHighest Economic Output: 19,501stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 20,045thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20,301st
Most Devout: 23rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 59th in the regionRudest Citizens: 90th in the regionMost Cultured: 91st in the regionTop
Most Armed: 137th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 201st in the regionFattest Citizens: 222nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 266th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 294th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 296th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 311th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 341st in the regionLargest Black Market: 348th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 380th in the regionBest Weather: 421st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 448th in the regionMost Stationary: 453rd in the regionTop
Most Influential: 471st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 498th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 514th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 519th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 521st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 532nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 561st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 561st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 612th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 675th in the regionLargest Governments: 677th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 728th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 765th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 770th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 843rd in the region

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