by Max Barry

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Most Secular: 26th Largest Information Technology Sector: 158th Most Scientifically Advanced: 194th
The Gigantic Frozen Igloo of
New York Times Democracy
The meat is free, but you have to work for the gravy!
Hiram Fox
Regional Influence
Negotiator
Lieutenant Governor
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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The Gigantic Frozen Igloo of Studly Penguins is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Hiram Fox with a fair hand, and notable for its frequent executions, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 16.942 billion Studly Penguinians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The relatively small, outspoken government is primarily concerned with Education, although Industry, Healthcare, and Public Transport are also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Fort McGuire. The average income tax rate is 57.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Studly Penguinian economy, worth a remarkable 3,763 trillion Kroner a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 222,119 Kroner, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A large-scale revitalization of the education system is underway, helicopter parenting is on the rise, fewer people are bathing as citizens must show ration stamps before they can turn on their faucets, and senior citizens can usually be found doing heavy manual labour. Crime is totally unknown. Studly Penguins's national animal is the Super-Hyped Up Penguin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Studly Penguins is ranked 109,070th in the world and 99th in Texas for Most Authoritarian, with 0.07 Stalins.

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Most Secular: 26thLargest Information Technology Sector: 158thMost Scientifically Advanced: 194thSmartest Citizens: 390thRudest Citizens: 395thLeast Corrupt Governments: 440thHealthiest Citizens: 490thMost Influential: 544thMost Inclusive: 828thMost Cultured: 918thHighest Poor Incomes: 965thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 971stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,073rdMost Developed: 1,131stLargest Publishing Industry: 1,221stMost Efficient Economies: 1,299thSafest: 1,312thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 1,693rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,382ndLongest Average Lifespans: 2,835thHighest Average Incomes: 3,260thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,721stMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,041stLargest Populations: 5,141stMost Subsidized Industry: 7,065thLargest Governments: 7,149thTop
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Most Politically Free: 8,733rdMost Rebellious Youth: 9,383rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,353rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,073rdLargest Gambling Industry: 11,970thHighest Drug Use: 12,494th
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Most Secular: 1st in the regionTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 3rd in the regionSafest: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 5th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Cultured: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 5th in the regionRudest Citizens: 6th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7th in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 8th in the regionMost Income Equality: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 8th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 9th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 11th in the regionLargest Governments: 12th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, senior citizens can usually be found doing heavy manual labour.
  • : Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, fewer people are bathing as citizens must show ration stamps before they can turn on their faucets.
  • : Studly Penguins was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Drug Use.
  • : Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, helicopter parenting is on the rise.
  • : Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, a large-scale revitalization of the education system is underway.
  • : Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, the government has instituted 'traveller reservations' across the country.
  • : Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, all recreational drugs are legal.
  • : Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, citizens are frequently searched for illegal weapons.
  • : Studly Penguins was reclassified from "Civil Rights Lovefest" to "New York Times Democracy".
  • : Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, students are wary of colorfully decorated new teachers with names like Professor Pipsqueak.

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