by Max Barry

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Most Secular: 28th Largest Information Technology Sector: 151st Most Rebellious Youth: 182nd
The Gigantic Frozen Igloo of
Democratic Socialists
The meat is free, but you have to work for the gravy!
Hiram Fox
Regional Influence
Lieutenant Governor
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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The Gigantic Frozen Igloo of Studly Penguins is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Hiram Fox with an even hand, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, infamous sell-swords, and unlimited-speed roads. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 16.417 billion Studly Penguinians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The relatively small government is primarily concerned with Education, with Industry, Healthcare, and Public Transport also on the agenda, while Spirituality and International Aid are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Fort McGuire. The average income tax rate is 28.8%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Studly Penguinian economy, worth a remarkable 3,815 trillion Kroner a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Tourism. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 232,436 Kroner, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Studly Penguins's children are widely acknowledged as the most foul-mouthed in the region, even doll houses and dog kennels have to be able to withstand rigorous earthquake testing, the 'kind of scrawny' 500 meter hurdle is a popular event, and every new building project has to undergo a five-year environmental impact study before it can go ahead. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Studly Penguins's national animal is the Super-Hyped Up Penguin, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways.

Studly Penguins is ranked 1,050th in the world and 6th in Texas for Largest Black Market, with 632 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

Most Secular: 28thLargest Information Technology Sector: 151stMost Rebellious Youth: 182ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 215thSmartest Citizens: 476thHealthiest Citizens: 516thMost Influential: 533rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 550thHighest Poor Incomes: 603rdHighest Crime Rates: 683rdMost Armed: 864thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 921stMost Inclusive: 948thMost Cultured: 1,025thLargest Black Market: 1,050thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,163rdMost Developed: 1,170thRudest Citizens: 1,264thMost Efficient Economies: 1,318thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,392ndHighest Economic Output: 1,596thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,737thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 2,718thLargest Gambling Industry: 3,303rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,373rdMost Avoided: 3,802ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,130thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,341stLongest Average Lifespans: 4,449thLargest Populations: 5,511thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,214thTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 9,606thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,771stLargest Governments: 10,809thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,462ndMost Income Equality: 15,248thNudest: 17,436th
Most Secular: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Inclusive: 3rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Developed: 4th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 4th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionMost Cultured: 6th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Black Market: 6th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6th in the regionMost Armed: 7th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 10th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 11th in the regionRudest Citizens: 11th in the regionMost Income Equality: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 12th in the regionTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 13th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14th in the regionMost Avoided: 15th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 15th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 16th in the regionLargest Governments: 18th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 18th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 18th in the region

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