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Most Armed: 5,345thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10,136thMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,877th
The Im Not Dead Yet of
Iron Fist Consumerists
A Nation In Anger, Fight the Threat Within
High Commander Sir Joseph Beakson
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population1.537 billion

LeaderHigh Commander Sir Joseph Beakson

AnimalGreat Auk

The Im Not Dead Yet of Penguinya is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by High Commander Sir Joseph Beakson with an iron fist, and remarkable for its otherworldly petting zoo, zero percent divorce rate, and compulsory gun ownership. The compassionate, cynical population of 1.537 billion Penguinians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Administration, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Z101. The average income tax rate is 69.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Penguinian economy, worth 160 trillion Beakerons a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Basket Weaving, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 104,656 Beakerons, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The controversial show 'Who Wants to be an Immigrant?' has become wildly popular, diplomatic missions typically end with a flurry of childish insults, accusations and phlegm, the once prosperous capital is in utter decline, and advertisements read like science journal articles complete with extensive references. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Penguinya's national animal is the Great Auk, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Pengu.

Penguinya is ranked 204,530th in the world and 6,188th in the Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -52.08 on the Hayek Index.

Most Armed: 5,345thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10,136thTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 11,877thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,219thNicest Citizens: 13,237thHealthiest Citizens: 15,014thMost Cultured: 15,231stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15,233rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 15,724thHighest Poor Incomes: 17,534thLargest Information Technology Sector: 17,927thLongest Average Lifespans: 18,223rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 18,752ndLowest Crime Rates: 18,957thMost Advanced Public Transport: 20,303rdMost Inclusive: 22,713th
Most Armed: 92nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 286th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 315th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 320th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 334th in the regionMost Cultured: 337th in the regionTop
Nicest Citizens: 344th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 382nd in the regionMost Influential: 387th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 388th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 445th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 450th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 451st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 474th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 495th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 500th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 521st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 544th in the regionMost Developed: 596th in the regionMost Inclusive: 614th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 641st in the regionLargest Governments: 658th in the region

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