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Most Secular: 5th Largest Information Technology Sector: 115th Smartest Citizens: 329th
The Gigantic Frozen Igloo of
New York Times Democracy
Manny's love is killing us!
Hiram Fox
Lieutenant Governor
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Studly Penguins

Population19.298 billion

CapitalFort McGuire
LeaderHiram Fox

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 daily referendums, frequent executions, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 19.298 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 government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Fort McGuire. The average income tax rate is 90.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Studly Penguinian economy, worth a remarkable 5,192 trillion Kroner a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 269,090 Kroner, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Armed police units patrol the roads late at night, authorities are looking for a stool pigeon to rat out who is stealing food from pigeon toilets, many in Studly Penguins are born in the purple, and tampons are used as cheap fishing bobbers. Crime, especially youth-related, is moderate, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Studly Penguins's national animal is the Super-Hyped Up Penguin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Studly Penguins is ranked 5,942nd in the world and 11th in Texas for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring 4,755.02 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

Most Secular: 5thLargest Information Technology Sector: 115thSmartest Citizens: 329thMost Scientifically Advanced: 333rdHealthiest Citizens: 354thRudest Citizens: 424thMost Inclusive: 461stMost Cultured: 640thMost Developed: 644thMost Influential: 647thLongest Average Lifespans: 817thMost Subsidized Industry: 822ndHighest Poor Incomes: 885thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 913thLeast Corrupt Governments: 913thHighest Economic Output: 1,168thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,195thMost Efficient Economies: 1,304thMost Armed: 1,486thTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 1,881stHighest Average Incomes: 2,079thLargest Governments: 2,959thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,985thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,412thLargest Populations: 4,743rdMost Advanced Public Education: 5,311thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,942ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,954thSafest: 5,986thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,294thLargest Gambling Industry: 6,774thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,331stTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 8,527thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,537thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,603rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14,144thNudest: 14,984th
Most Secular: 1st in the regionTop
Most Influential: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4th in the regionMost Cultured: 4th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 5th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 5th in the regionRudest Citizens: 5th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8th in the regionTop
Largest Governments: 9th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 10th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 11th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 11th in the regionMost Armed: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 12th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 13th in the regionSafest: 13th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 14th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 15th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 16th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, tampons are used as cheap fishing bobbers.
  • : Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, many in Studly Penguins are born in the purple.
  • : Studly Penguins was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • : Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, authorities are looking for a stool pigeon to rat out who is stealing food from pigeon toilets.
  • : Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, armed police units patrol the roads late at night.
  • : Studly Penguins voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Uniform Labeling of Hazardous Goods".
  • : Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, police officers often head to work wearing onesies and fluffy pink bunny-slippers.
  • : Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, the government is a proud sponsor of the National Gaming Association.
  • : Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, Studly Penguins has one of the largest offshore wind farms in the world.
  • : Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, fewer people are bathing as citizens must show ration stamps before they can turn on their faucets.


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