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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 7th Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 21st Most Devout: 75th
The Icy Nation of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Pengwins 1 : Penguins 0
Regional Influence
Auxiliary
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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The Icy Nation of Pengwiniah is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Ashuas Trnalos with an iron fist, and renowned for its frequent executions, parental licensing program, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 28.408 billion Pengwiniahns 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, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Law & Order, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sign. The average income tax rate is 99.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Pengiwiniahian economy, worth a remarkable 4,748 trillion beaks a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector is mostly comprised of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 167,142 beaks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.8 times as much as the poorest.

Tax evaders are regularly visited by agents of the Pengwiniah Blood Tithe, government-run brothels can be found on every street corner, women who display their ankles are shunned by society, and long arduous trials are held for the most trivial of offences. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Pengwiniah's national animal is the pengwin, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Pengwini-ism.

Pengwiniah is ranked 147,258th in the world and 41st in Antarctica for Most Compassionate Citizens, scoring 11.1 on the Kitten Softness Rating.

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 7thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 21stMost Devout: 75thBest Weather: 130thLowest Crime Rates: 147thMost Beautiful Environments: 175thMost Ignorant Citizens: 176thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 178thMost Primitive: 216thSafest: 343rdLongest Average Lifespans: 558thMost Pacifist: 604thMost Efficient Economies: 654thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 659thLargest Governments: 796thLargest Populations: 1,007thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,064thHighest Economic Output: 1,129thMost Stationary: 1,148thTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 1,579thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,344thMost Influential: 2,540thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,560thMost Conservative: 7,383rdTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 8,147thMost Authoritarian: 8,987thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13,161stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14,368th
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Most Primitive: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 2nd in the regionTop
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Largest Governments: 3rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionSafest: 3rd in the regionMost Conservative: 4th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 4th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 4th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionMost Influential: 5th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Pengwiniah was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Conservative.
  • : Pengwiniah was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : Pengwiniah's influence in Antarctica rose from "Ambassador" to "Auxiliary".
  • : Pengwiniah was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Foreign Aid Spending.
  • : Pengwiniah was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Pengwiniah's influence in Antarctica fell from "Auxiliary" to "Ambassador".
  • : Pengwiniah's influence in Antarctica rose from "Ambassador" to "Auxiliary".
  • : Pengwiniah's influence in Antarctica rose from "Diplomat" to "Ambassador".
  • : Pengwiniah was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Corrupt Governments and the Top 5% for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Pengwiniah's influence in Antarctica fell from "Ambassador" to "Diplomat".

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