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The Gigantic Frozen Igloo of Studly Penguins

“If it doesn't matter who wins or loses; why keep score?”

Category: Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Some

Regional Influence: Envoy

Location: Texas

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The Gigantic Frozen Igloo of Studly Penguins is a gargantuan, economically powerful nation, ruled by Hiram Fox with an even hand, and renowned for its compulsory military service. The hard-nosed population of 10.92 billion Studly Penguinians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, liberal government stops and the rest of society begins, but it concentrates mainly on Defence, although Education and Law & Order are secondary priorities. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Fort McGuire. The average income tax rate is 87%, and even higher for the wealthy. 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.

The people are famous throughout the region for their bleached-white teeth, the tenet of free speech is held dear, radio shows frequently feature people denouncing religion, and punitive tariffs protect local industry. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is moderate. Studly Penguins's national animal is the Super-Hyped Up Penguin, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its currency is the Krone.

Studly Penguins is ranked 128th in Texas and 101,324th in the world for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -13 on the Hayek Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 14 hours ago

  • 3 hours ago: Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, punitive tariffs protect local industry.
  • 15 hours ago: Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, radio shows frequently feature people denouncing religion.
  • 1 day 3 hours ago: Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, the tenet of free speech is held dear.
  • 1 day 15 hours ago: Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, the people are famous throughout the region for their bleached-white teeth.
  • 2 days 3 hours ago: Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, referenda are banned by law and the Parliament has absolute control of the legislative process.
  • 2 days 15 hours ago: Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, a National Academy regulates grammar and usage.
  • 3 days 3 hours ago: Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, the government has cut taxes in the face of widespread tax evasion.
  • 3 days 15 hours ago: Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, criminals rejoice in the streets as the entire police force is sent away on a training retreat.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, the roads are notorious throughout the region for their peril.
  • 4 days ago: Studly Penguins was endorsed by The Confederacy of Bardall.

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