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The Icy Nation of Pengwiniah

“Pengwins 1 : Penguins 0”

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Auxiliary

Location: Antarctica

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The Icy Nation of Pengwiniah is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Ashuas Trnalos with an iron fist, and notable for its anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 21.869 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.

Suicide victims often leave behind cash to cover the cost of their fines, the public health bureaucracy is wrapped in miles of red tape, murder rates are on the rise as the popularity of soylent products grows, and citizens must pay to enjoy Pengwiniah's pristine beaches. 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 58th in Antarctica and 111,825th in the world for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -29 on the Hayek Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 18 hours ago

  • 14 hours ago: Following new legislation in Pengwiniah, citizens must pay to enjoy Pengwiniah's pristine beaches.
  • 14 hours ago: Following new legislation in Pengwiniah, murder rates are on the rise as the popularity of soylent products grows.
  • 2 days 2 hours ago: Following new legislation in Pengwiniah, the public health bureaucracy is wrapped in miles of red tape.
  • 2 days 2 hours ago: Following new legislation in Pengwiniah, suicide victims often leave behind cash to cover the cost of their fines.
  • 2 days 2 hours ago: Following new legislation in Pengwiniah, the government is spending billions of taxpayer beaks to support the Door-to-door Insurance Sales industry.
  • 2 days 2 hours ago: Following new legislation in Pengwiniah, illegal hunting is rife after veganism was recently made compulsory.
  • 2 days 12 hours ago: Pengwiniah changed its national capital to "Sign", its demonym to "Pengwiniahn", its demonym adjective to "Pengiwiniahian", and its faith to "Pengwini-ism".
  • 26 days ago: Following new legislation in Pengwiniah, senior citizens can usually be found doing heavy manual labour.
  • 26 days ago: Following new legislation in Pengwiniah, people are moving into treehouses in record numbers.
  • 27 days ago: Pengwiniah was reclassified from "Psychotic Dictatorship" to "Corrupt Dictatorship".

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