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Most Secular: 26th Largest Information Technology Sector: 156th Most Scientifically Advanced: 192nd
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
Excellent
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 remarkable for its museums and concert halls, ubiquitous missile silos, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 16.93 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 aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Fort McGuire. The average income tax rate is 57.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Studly Penguinian economy, worth a remarkable 3,765 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 222,399 Kroner, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Graverobbers claim they're acting within the interest of 'scientific preservation', legal contracts aren't worth the paper they're written on, students are wary of colorfully decorated new teachers with names like Professor Pipsqueak, and citizens are frequently searched for illegal weapons. 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 483rd in the world and 3rd in Texas for Healthiest Citizens, with 36.31 Bananas Ingested Per Day.

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Most Secular: 26thLargest Information Technology Sector: 156thMost Scientifically Advanced: 192ndSmartest Citizens: 388thRudest Citizens: 391stLeast Corrupt Governments: 442ndHealthiest Citizens: 483rdMost Influential: 544thMost Inclusive: 846thMost Cultured: 919thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 945thHighest Poor Incomes: 974thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,068thMost Developed: 1,127thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,219thMost Efficient Economies: 1,299thSafest: 1,310thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 1,691stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,520thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,785thHighest Average Incomes: 3,239thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,846thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,993rdLargest Populations: 5,142ndMost Subsidized Industry: 6,989thLargest Governments: 7,146thTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 8,409thMost Politically Free: 8,720thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,273rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,987thLargest Gambling Industry: 11,873rdNudest: 13,168th
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Most Secular: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 3rd in the regionMost Developed: 4th in the regionSafest: 4th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Cultured: 6th in the regionRudest Citizens: 6th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 6th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 6th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7th in the regionTop
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Most Income Equality: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 8th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 9th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 9th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 11th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12th in the regionLargest Governments: 13th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : 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.
  • : Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, legal contracts aren't worth the paper they're written on.
  • : Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, graverobbers claim they're acting within the interest of 'scientific preservation'.
  • : Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, urban high-volume mailers now receive their mail via chauffeur-driven limousines.
  • : Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, no one believes anything until it has been strenuously tested and peer-reviewed.
  • : Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, the new Refuse Hills housing development is under construction.
  • : Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, Hiram Fox is described as an everyday person with normal tastes and the usual interests.
  • : Studly Penguins resigned from the World Assembly.

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