Most Secular: 76th Rudest Citizens: 233rd Most Scientifically Advanced: 343rd
The Gigantic Frozen Igloo of
Civil Rights Lovefest
Ninety-five percent certain we're still doomed
Hiram Fox
Regional Influence
Lieutenant Governor
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
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The Gigantic Frozen Igloo of Studly Penguins is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Hiram Fox with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 14.972 billion Studly Penguinians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The minute, liberal, outspoken government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Education, with Healthcare, Industry, and Public Transport also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Fort McGuire. The average income tax rate is 1.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Studly Penguinian economy, worth a remarkable 2,580 trillion Kroner a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Gambling. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 172,358 Kroner, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Inheritance tax has recently been abolished, punitive tariffs protect local industry, citizens are permitted to carry concealed handguns, and the armed forces are vetting the political loyalties of its remaining officers. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Studly Penguins's national animal is the Super-Hyped Up Penguin, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways.

Studly Penguins is ranked 151,310th in the world and 140th in Texas for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring -31.3 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Most Secular: 76thRudest Citizens: 233rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 343rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 362ndMost Rebellious Youth: 403rdMost Influential: 556thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 583rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 607thMost Armed: 669thHighest Crime Rates: 676thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 759thHealthiest Citizens: 866thSmartest Citizens: 953rdMost Inclusive: 1,223rdMost Efficient Economies: 1,390thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,513thTop
Most Avoided: 1,592ndMost Cultured: 1,734thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,027thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,265thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,316thLargest Gambling Industry: 2,687thHighest Economic Output: 2,848thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,054thLargest Black Market: 4,033rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,489thLargest Populations: 6,051stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6,389thMost Politically Free: 6,870thHighest Average Incomes: 6,991stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7,638thTop
Nudest: 9,914thMost Developed: 13,606th
Most Secular: 1st in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 4th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 5th in the regionRudest Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionMost Inclusive: 7th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7th in the regionTop
Most Cultured: 8th in the regionMost Avoided: 8th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 8th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 9th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Armed: 10th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 12th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 13th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 13th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 13th in the regionLargest Black Market: 14th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 14th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, the armed forces are vetting the political loyalties of its remaining officers.
  • : Studly Penguins voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Quarantine Regulation".
  • : Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, citizens are permitted to carry concealed handguns.
  • : Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, punitive tariffs protect local industry.
  • : Studly Penguins was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Efficient Economies and the Top 5% for Largest Cheese Export Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, inheritance tax has recently been abolished.
  • : Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, door-to-door salesmen are frequently beaten up by 'vigilantes'.
  • : Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, the government is ignoring the latest terrorist atrocities in Fort McGuire for fear of causing a fuss.
  • : Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, cheese has become the new icon of political dissent.
  • : Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, the road to capitalism has proved an epic drama of adventure and exploration.


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