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Most Secular: 7th Largest Information Technology Sector: 116th Smartest Citizens: 281st
The Gigantic Frozen Igloo of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Manny's love is killing us!
Hiram Fox
Influence
Negotiator
Lieutenant Governor
Region
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Good

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Studly Penguins

Population19.978 billion

CapitalFort McGuire
LeaderHiram Fox

CurrencyKrone
AnimalSuper-Hyped Up Penguin

The Gigantic Frozen Igloo of Studly Penguins is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Hiram Fox with an even hand, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies, compulsory military service, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 19.978 billion Studly Penguinians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized 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 93.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Studly Penguinian economy, worth a remarkable 5,477 trillion Kroner a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 274,156 Kroner, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Old warplanes and tanks that break down can't be repaired since no one makes the parts anymore, TV shows must meet strict ethnicity quotas, executions are marked by quiet dignity and maybe a final round or two of whist, and the nation has an international reputation for compassion. 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 2,235th in the world and 6th in Texas for Safest, scoring 139.73 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

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Most Secular: 7thLargest Information Technology Sector: 116thSmartest Citizens: 281stHealthiest Citizens: 298thMost Inclusive: 416thMost Scientifically Advanced: 442ndMost Developed: 543rdMost Cultured: 581stHighest Poor Incomes: 612thLongest Average Lifespans: 667thMost Influential: 733rdMost Subsidized Industry: 771stRudest Citizens: 787thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,066thHighest Economic Output: 1,102ndMost Efficient Economies: 1,276thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,468thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,478thTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 1,723rdMost Beautiful Environments: 1,920thHighest Average Incomes: 2,044thSafest: 2,235thLargest Governments: 2,313thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,976thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,713thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,860thLargest Populations: 4,677thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,298thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,738thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,801stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,004thLargest Gambling Industry: 8,264thTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,660thNudest: 14,491stMost Stationary: 14,976thLargest Welfare Programs: 15,454th
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Most Secular: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Inclusive: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionMost Developed: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 4th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 5th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionSafest: 6th in the regionLargest Governments: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 8th in the regionTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 9th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 9th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 10th in the regionRudest Citizens: 10th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 11th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 12th in the regionMost Income Equality: 13th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 13th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 13th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 16th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, the nation has an international reputation for compassion.
  • : Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, executions are marked by quiet dignity and maybe a final round or two of whist.
  • : Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, TV shows must meet strict ethnicity quotas.
  • : Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, old warplanes and tanks that break down can't be repaired since no one makes the parts anymore.
  • : Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, the government has spent days debating the merits of a petition calling for a ban on sporks.
  • : Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, CEOs and corporate executives are frequently found striking for better stock options.
  • : Studly Penguins was reclassified from "Democratic Socialists" to "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy".
  • : Studly Penguins was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Least Corrupt Governments and the Top 5% for Largest Gambling Industry.
  • : Studly Penguins voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Bachtendekuppen".
  • : Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, Studly Penguins has taken the radical step of electing its future leaders.

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