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Most Secular: 7th Largest Information Technology Sector: 118th Rudest Citizens: 207th
The Gigantic Frozen Igloo of
New York Times Democracy
Manny's love is killing us!
Hiram Fox
Influence
Negotiator
Lieutenant Governor
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Studly Penguins

Population18.92 billion

CapitalFort McGuire
LeaderHiram Fox

CurrencyKrone
AnimalSuper-Hyped Up Penguin

The Gigantic Frozen Igloo of Studly Penguins is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Hiram Fox with a fair hand, and renowned for its rampant corporate plagiarism, ubiquitous missile silos, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 18.92 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 juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Fort McGuire. The average income tax rate is 75.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Studly Penguinian economy, worth a remarkable 5,128 trillion Kroner a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 271,068 Kroner, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Cyber-crime and tin-foil hat sales are both increasing at record rates, fake designer clothes are shredded and burnt while many in the world don't have a shirt on their back, an IT mega-corporation has a patent pending on the rectangle, and cheap textbooks have replaced coasters at college ragers. Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Studly Penguins's national animal is the Super-Hyped Up Penguin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Studly Penguins is ranked 494th in the world and 2nd in Texas for Most Inclusive, scoring 408.42 on the Mandela-Wollstonecraft Non-Discrimination Index.

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Most Secular: 7thLargest Information Technology Sector: 118thRudest Citizens: 207thSmartest Citizens: 275thMost Scientifically Advanced: 326thHealthiest Citizens: 371stMost Inclusive: 494thMost Influential: 670thMost Developed: 671stMost Cultured: 697thLeast Corrupt Governments: 787thLargest Publishing Industry: 818thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 850thLongest Average Lifespans: 871stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 905thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,060thHighest Economic Output: 1,168thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,288thMost Efficient Economies: 1,320thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 2,017thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,234thHighest Crime Rates: 2,809thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,297thLargest Governments: 3,999thLargest Populations: 4,800thLargest Gambling Industry: 5,226thMost Armed: 5,862ndMost Advanced Public Education: 6,723rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,853rdLargest Black Market: 7,262ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,738thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,140thTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,869thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 12,119thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,645th
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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 regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4th in the regionMost Cultured: 4th in the regionRudest Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 6th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 6th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 7th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8th in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 9th in the regionLargest Governments: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 11th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 11th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 12th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 12th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 14th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 15th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 15th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Studly Penguins voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Freedom of Expression"".
  • : Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, cheap textbooks have replaced coasters at college ragers.
  • : Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, an IT mega-corporation has a patent pending on the rectangle.
  • : Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, fake designer clothes are shredded and burnt while many in the world don't have a shirt on their back.
  • : Studly Penguins voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Liberate The Monarchist Entente"".
  • : Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, cyber-crime and tin-foil hat sales are both increasing at record rates.
  • : Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, heavy industry must go to expensive lengths to dispose of waste.
  • : Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, tombstones are ten feet high to accommodate the names of inhabitants.
  • : Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, people can often be seen driving to work in war-surplus tanks.
  • : Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, economic output is rising as the chronically depressed are persuaded not to burden society.

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