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The Honorable Commonwealth of Pekweng

“Maka-Diyos, Makakalikasan, Makatao, Makabansa”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Some

Regional Influence: Page

Location: The East Pacific

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Pekweng

Population13.533 billion

CapitalKatherinia
LeaderPresident Rodrigo Santillan

CurrencyCron
AnimalCat

The Honorable Commonwealth of Pekweng is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by President Rodrigo Santillan with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, anti-smoking policies, and complete lack of prisons. The compassionate, humorless, devout population of 13.533 billion Pekwengnians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, corrupt, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Katherinia. The average income tax rate is 91.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Pekwengnian economy, worth a remarkable 1,647 trillion Crons a year, is fairly diversified and dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Cheese Exports, Furniture Restoration, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 121,734 Crons, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Young girls aren't having a ball but they are enjoying themselves, the study of medicine is popular throughout Pekweng, owning a really cute pet is grounds for immediate investigation, and immigrants who carry knives on them are presumed to be chefs. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Pekweng's national animal is the Cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Pekweng is ranked 11,983rd in the world and 304th in The East Pacific for Most Cultured, scoring 101 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,346thMost Influential: 2,963rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,851stNudest: 4,037thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,033rdMost Devout: 5,163rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,168thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,712thMost Pacifist: 5,851stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,326thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,333rdBest Weather: 6,549thNicest Citizens: 6,764thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,066thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,108thLowest Crime Rates: 7,318thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,660thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,840thHighest Economic Output: 8,023rdMost Developed: 8,189thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,379thTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 8,686thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 8,806thLargest Governments: 9,266thMost Inclusive: 10,150thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,754thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,434thMost Cultured: 11,983rdMost Efficient Economies: 12,273rdLargest Populations: 13,559thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,264thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 15,297thMost Corrupt Governments: 15,656th
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 92nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 108th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 110th in the regionNudest: 112th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 114th in the regionMost Devout: 125th in the regionLargest Populations: 133rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 140th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 149th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 165th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 166th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 167th in the regionMost Pacifist: 178th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 187th in the regionBest Weather: 200th in the regionNicest Citizens: 202nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 214th in the regionMost Influential: 219th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 223rd in the regionLargest Governments: 227th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 235th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 242nd in the regionMost Developed: 246th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 250th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 288th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 292nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 304th in the regionMost Cultured: 304th in the regionMost Inclusive: 305th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 313th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 351st in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 385th in the regionMost Stationary: 406th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 525th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 551st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 615th in the region

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