by Max Barry

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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 9,843rd Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 13,930th Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 15,499th
The Intellectual State of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Cool cars go faster. That's a scientific fact.
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population4.294 billion



The Intellectual State of KowalskiThePenguin is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Kowalski with an even hand, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, zero percent divorce rate, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 4.294 billion Kowalskians 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.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 45.1%.

The strong KowalskiThePenguinian economy, worth 324 trillion Coins a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is 75,492 Coins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.3 times as much as the poorest.

Dozens of additional foreign policy specialists have been sent to the country's WA Mission, the "Underwear of Women in Power" issue of The KowalskiThePenguin City Times is sold out, overweight people receive reparations checks from fast-food chains, and citizens are tied down and forced to watch educational videos on empathy. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. KowalskiThePenguin's national animal is the Barbarian, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Penguinism.

KowalskiThePenguin is ranked 53,177th in the world and 2,002nd in Lazarus for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring 2,258.36 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 9,843rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13,930thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 15,499th
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 575th in the region

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