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Most Secular: 9th Largest Information Technology Sector: 120th Smartest Citizens: 334th
The Gigantic Frozen Igloo of
Civil Rights Lovefest
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

Population18.245 billion

CapitalFort McGuire
LeaderHiram Fox

CurrencyKrone
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 renowned for its pith helmet sales, unlimited-speed roads, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 18.245 billion Studly Penguinians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

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 52.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Studly Penguinian economy, worth a remarkable 4,764 trillion Kroner a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Cheese Exports. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 261,118 Kroner, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

The navy is chrome-plating its battleships to prevent rust, former stunt pilots are unable to pass the licence test to fly a drone, tourists from around the world come to visit the country's famous rainforests, and fraternities are notorious for drunken hooliganism. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, 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 181,805th in the world and 193rd in Texas for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -48.64 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Most Secular: 9thLargest Information Technology Sector: 120thSmartest Citizens: 334thRudest Citizens: 356thHealthiest Citizens: 391stMost Scientifically Advanced: 402ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 552ndMost Inclusive: 566thMost Influential: 642ndLargest Publishing Industry: 670thMost Cultured: 717thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 806thMost Developed: 846thLeast Corrupt Governments: 935thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,180thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,270thHighest Economic Output: 1,275thMost Efficient Economies: 1,313thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,758thTop
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Highest Crime Rates: 2,070thHighest Average Incomes: 2,164thLargest Black Market: 2,874thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,952ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,699thLargest Gambling Industry: 4,523rdMost Armed: 4,551stLargest Populations: 4,895thHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,101stMost Beautiful Environments: 5,863rdLargest Governments: 6,121stTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 9,503rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,895thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11,669thNudest: 12,455thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,613thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,995thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,616th
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionRudest Citizens: 6th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 6th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 6th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6th in the regionTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 11th in the regionLargest Governments: 12th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 13th in the regionLargest Black Market: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 13th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 13th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 14th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 15th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 16th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 16th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, fraternities are notorious for drunken hooliganism.
  • : Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, tourists from around the world come to visit the country's famous rainforests.
  • : Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, former stunt pilots are unable to pass the licence test to fly a drone.
  • : Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, the navy is chrome-plating its battleships to prevent rust.
  • : Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, the amount welfare recipients spend on fertilizer has exploded.
  • : Studly Penguins was reclassified from "New York Times Democracy" to "Civil Rights Lovefest".
  • : Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, scavengers with burlap sacks and shovels skulk around graveyards.
  • : Studly Penguins was reclassified from "Civil Rights Lovefest" to "New York Times Democracy".
  • : Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, Studly Penguins's heavy congestion charges are the bane of motorists' lives.
  • : Following new legislation in Studly Penguins, hidden bedroom-cams are installed to catch mothers doing their kids' homework.

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