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The Giantic Frozen Igloo of Studly Penguins

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

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Good

Regional Influence: Diplomat

Location: Texas

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The Giantic Frozen Igloo of Studly Penguins is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Hiram Fox with an even hand, and renowned for its irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed population of 11.108 billion Studly Penguinians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it concentrates mainly on Defence, although Education and Law & Order are on the agenda. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Fort McGuire. The average income tax rate is 92%, 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.

Invasive species are hunted by the gendarmerie, all forms of advertising are banned, fancy dress parties are raided by military police for new recruits, and jails have become colloquially known as 'vampire houses'. Crime is relatively low, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. 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 13th in Texas and 4,435th in the world for Highest Police Ratios, scoring 216 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 2 hours ago

  • 6 hours ago: Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, jails have become colloquially known as 'vampire houses'.
  • 18 hours ago: Studly Penguins's influence in Texas rose from "Envoy" to "Diplomat".
  • 18 hours ago: Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, fancy dress parties are raided by military police for new recruits.
  • 1 day 5 hours ago: Studly Penguins endorsed The Federal Republic of Pradrych.
  • 1 day 6 hours ago: Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, all forms of advertising are banned.
  • 1 day 14 hours ago: Studly Penguins voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Foreign Patent Recognition".
  • 1 day 18 hours ago: Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, invasive species are hunted by the gendarmerie.
  • 2 days 6 hours ago: Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, teenagers stay out into the wee hours of the morning "stargazing".
  • 2 days 18 hours ago: Studly Penguins was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Scientifically Advanced (last census: Top 5%).
  • 2 days 18 hours ago: Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, the number of students attending university has reached a record high.

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