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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,193rd Most Influential: 1,522nd Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,641st
The Federation of
Father Knows Best State
Let those that rise above become in power
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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The Penguin Confederacy

Population4.779 billion

CapitalThe Glacial Capital
LeaderAlexander Berg

CurrencyFish Scale Coin
AnimalSilver-stripe Round Herring

The Federation of The Penguin Confederacy is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Alexander Berg with an iron fist, and remarkable for its closed borders, keen interest in outer space, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 4.779 billion Penguins are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Glacial Capital. The average income tax rate is 78.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Penguin Confederacyian economy, worth 833 trillion Fish Scale Coins a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an impressive 174,410 Fish Scale Coins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Millions of Fish Scale Coins have been thrown into a project to find the cure for Mad Silver-stripe Round Herring Disease, women who walk into the ladies' changing room are accused of being Peeping Toms, octogenarian swimsuit models insist that they've still got it, and rumor has it that the government was paid off by the mob to allow casinos to reopen. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Penguin Confederacy's national animal is the Silver-stripe Round Herring, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

The Penguin Confederacy is ranked 152,587th in the world and 8,405th in The North Pacific for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 45.7 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,193rdMost Influential: 1,522ndTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,641stLargest Agricultural Sector: 3,200thLowest Crime Rates: 3,705thHealthiest Citizens: 4,322ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,695thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4,961stMost Corrupt Governments: 5,111thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,648thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,033rdMost Developed: 6,415thMost Efficient Economies: 6,447thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,268thTop
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Largest Governments: 8,587thHighest Average Incomes: 8,613thSmartest Citizens: 9,176thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,329thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,570thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,302ndMost Subsidized Industry: 10,458thMost Cultured: 11,169thMost Secular: 12,460thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,112thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,746thBest Weather: 13,807thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,215thMost Beautiful Environments: 15,370thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 16,721st
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 89th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 169th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 178th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 179th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 184th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 216th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 240th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 241st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 295th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 335th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 347th in the regionMost Developed: 388th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 406th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 417th in the regionLargest Governments: 427th in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 513th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 519th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 522nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 533rd in the regionMost Cultured: 548th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 573rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 611th in the regionMost Influential: 626th in the regionMost Secular: 648th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 658th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 671st in the regionBest Weather: 755th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 804th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 808th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 813th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 849th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 894th in the region

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