Pala is a doomed little place from the novel [i]Island[/i] by Aldous Huxley. The Palanese are pacifists in nature, with a muttish mixture of religions that drive their spiritual beliefs. Pala is what would be considered a modern-day utopia. Unfortunately, that palanese pacifism is their ruin, and Pala is seized by a neighboring territory without a fight.
In the book [i]Island[/b], Pala allows one to imagine an idealistic society. The only problem is, man will always have his follies, and these, sadly, will always over-rule.