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The Anaerobic State of Very Fat Penguins

“Prepare yourself for Penguinification...”

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Good
Political Freedoms:
Few

Regional Influence: Truckler

Location: Quiet Cottage on the Edge of the Cosmos

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The Anaerobic State of Very Fat Penguins is a massive, devout nation, ruled by Mighty Penguin with an iron fist, and remarkable for its restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, cynical population of 2.13 billion Very Fat Penguinsians 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, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Religion & Spirituality, the Environment, and Education. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Penguin City. The average income tax rate is 84%, 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 upper class have been throwing riots after hunting was recently banned, meat-eating is frowned upon, citizens are encouraged to report friends, family members or co-workers who seem depressed to the government for "counselling", and large areas of Very Fat Penguins are not accessible by the public. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Very Fat Penguins's national animal is the Penguin, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, its national religion is Secret, and its currency is the Penguin Pengo.

Very Fat Penguins is ranked 8th in Quiet Cottage on the Edge of the Cosmos and 24,512th in the world for Least Corrupt Governments, scoring -6 on the Inverse Mugabe Relativity Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 4 days ago

  • 3 days 23 hours ago: Very Fat Penguins was reclassified from "Psychotic Dictatorship" to "Corrupt Dictatorship".
  • 3 days 23 hours ago: Following new legislation in Very Fat Penguins, large areas of Very Fat Penguins are not accessible by the public.
  • 3 days 23 hours ago: Following new legislation in Very Fat Penguins, citizens are encouraged to report friends, family members or co-workers who seem depressed to the government for "counselling".
  • 3 days 23 hours ago: Following new legislation in Very Fat Penguins, meat-eating is frowned upon.
  • 3 days 23 hours ago: Following new legislation in Very Fat Penguins, the upper class have been throwing riots after hunting was recently banned.
  • 3 days 23 hours ago: Following new legislation in Very Fat Penguins, police spend their Saturday nights breaking up illegal street races.
  • 5 days ago: Very Fat Penguins fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Authoritarian.
  • 12 days ago: Following new legislation in Very Fat Penguins, protests are legal but strictly supervised.
  • 12 days ago: Following new legislation in Very Fat Penguins, soldiers are equipped with multi-million Penguin Pengo battlesuits.
  • 12 days ago: Following new legislation in Very Fat Penguins, mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest growing field.

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