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Most Secular: 6th Largest Information Technology Sector: 111th Smartest Citizens: 283rd
The Gigantic Frozen Igloo of
New York Times Democracy
Manny's love is killing us!
Hiram Fox
Influence
Negotiator
Lieutenant Governor
Region
Civil Rights
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Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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Studly Penguins

Population19.633 billion

CapitalFort McGuire
LeaderHiram Fox

CurrencyKrone
AnimalSuper-Hyped Up Penguin

The Gigantic Frozen Igloo of Studly Penguins is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Hiram Fox with a fair hand, and remarkable for its compulsory military service, keen interest in outer space, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 19.633 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 medium-sized, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Fort McGuire. The average income tax rate is 91.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Studly Penguinian economy, worth a remarkable 5,268 trillion Kroner a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 268,327 Kroner, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Royalist is the most offensive slur in the Studly Penguinian language, the fate of the world literally rests on Hiram Fox's fingers, not showing enough enthusiasm for mutual assured destruction is a court-martial offence, and the government advises foreign diplomats to speak softly and carry a big bag of cash. Crime is well under control. Studly Penguins's national animal is the Super-Hyped Up Penguin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Studly Penguins is ranked 166,777th in the world and 175th in Texas for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry, scoring -51.85 on the Tasmanian Pulp Environmental Export Index.

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Most Secular: 6thLargest Information Technology Sector: 111thSmartest Citizens: 283rdHealthiest Citizens: 324thRudest Citizens: 350thMost Inclusive: 441stMost Scientifically Advanced: 461stMost Developed: 625thMost Influential: 642ndMost Cultured: 650thHighest Poor Incomes: 703rdLongest Average Lifespans: 787thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 796thMost Subsidized Industry: 900thLeast Corrupt Governments: 934thHighest Economic Output: 1,156thMost Efficient Economies: 1,277thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,356thTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 1,866thHighest Average Incomes: 2,145thSafest: 2,232ndMost Beautiful Environments: 2,500thLargest Governments: 2,702ndLargest Publishing Industry: 2,924thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,312thLargest Populations: 4,734thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,245thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,305thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,523rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,903rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,982ndLargest Gambling Industry: 7,036thMost Politically Free: 8,284thTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,304thNudest: 14,456thMost Stationary: 15,826th
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Most Secular: 1st in the regionTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionMost Developed: 3rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4th in the regionMost Cultured: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionRudest Citizens: 5th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 5th in the regionSafest: 7th in the regionTop
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Largest Governments: 9th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 10th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 11th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 12th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 12th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 12th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 13th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 14th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 15th in the regionMost Politically Free: 15th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Studly Penguins lodged a message on the Texas Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, the government advises foreign diplomats to speak softly and carry a big bag of cash.
  • : Studly Penguins was reclassified from "Liberal Democratic Socialists" to "New York Times Democracy".
  • : Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, not showing enough enthusiasm for mutual assured destruction is a court-martial offence.
  • : Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, the fate of the world literally rests on Hiram Fox's fingers.
  • : Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, royalist is the most offensive slur in the Studly Penguinian language.
  • : Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, the new Refuse Hills housing development is under construction.
  • : Studly Penguins lodged a message on the Texas Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, annual Formula One races bring the capital to a screeching halt.
  • : Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, citizens are tied down and forced to watch educational videos on empathy.

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