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The Icy Nation of Pengwiniah

“Pengwins 1 : Penguins 0”

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Ambassador

Location: Antarctica

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The Icy Nation of Pengwiniah is a gargantuan, devout nation, ruled by Ashuas Trnalos with an iron fist, and remarkable for its hatred of cheese. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 22.076 billion Pengwiniahns are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Religion & Spirituality, Law & Order, and the Environment. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sign. The average income tax rate is 100%. The private sector is almost wholly made up of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out.

Religious classes are compulsory for all school students, all industry is owned and run by the government, pro-democracy protesters are shot on sight by state police, and heavy industry must go to expensive lengths to dispose of waste. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. Pengwiniah's national animal is the pengwin, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, its national religion is Pengwini-ism, and its currency is the beak.

Pengwiniah is ranked 16th in Antarctica and 3,220th in the world for Rudest Citizens, with 149.2 Insults Per Minute (net).

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 9 hours ago

  • 4 minutes ago: Following new legislation in Pengwiniah, heavy industry must go to expensive lengths to dispose of waste.
  • 4 minutes ago: Following new legislation in Pengwiniah, pro-democracy protesters are shot on sight by state police.
  • 4 minutes ago: Following new legislation in Pengwiniah, all industry is owned and run by the government.
  • 4 minutes ago: Following new legislation in Pengwiniah, religious classes are compulsory for all school students.
  • 1 day 23 hours ago: Pengwiniah was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Highest Police Ratios (last census: Top 5%).
  • 2 days ago: Following new legislation in Pengwiniah, churches frequently hold public 'contraception burnings'.
  • 2 days ago: Following new legislation in Pengwiniah, fancy dress parties are raided by military police for new recruits.
  • 2 days ago: Following new legislation in Pengwiniah, government policy is dictated by Pengwini-ism.
  • 2 days 12 hours ago: Following new legislation in Pengwiniah, the eerie remains of the final shuttle mission orbit in silence as a sober reminder of the abandoned space program.
  • 2 days 12 hours ago: Following new legislation in Pengwiniah, hunters have been known to lose limbs while attempting to 'play tag' with their prey.

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