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Most Influential: 2,516thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,502ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,879th
The Reluctant Monarchy of
Democratic Socialists
Peace and Justice
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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The United Penguin Commonwealth

Population4.226 billion

CapitalHuddle City
LeaderGillerne Tingine

CurrencyAntarctic Peso
AnimalAntarctic Herring

The Reluctant Monarchy of The United Penguin Commonwealth is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Gillerne Tingine with an even hand, and renowned for its soft-spoken computers, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 4.226 billion Penguins are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Healthcare, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Huddle City. The average income tax rate is 75.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Commonwealthian economy, worth 410 trillion Antarctic Pesos a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Basket Weaving. Average income is 97,113 Antarctic Pesos, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Tourists on boat cruises can't figure out why they smell so fishy afterward, the Finance Ministry posts hourly updates on where taxpayer money is spent, only adults may purchase violent video games, and weekly religious services often resemble campaign rallies. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The United Penguin Commonwealth's national animal is the Antarctic Herring, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

The United Penguin Commonwealth is ranked 18,685th in the world and 270th in 10000 Islands for Most Inclusive, scoring 150.95 on the Mandela-Wollstonecraft Non-Discrimination Index.

Most Influential: 2,516thTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,502ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,879thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,788thSafest: 6,395thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,571stMost Pacifist: 8,213thMost Compassionate Citizens: 10,359thNicest Citizens: 10,497thLargest Welfare Programs: 11,025thBest Weather: 11,418thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,031stLongest Average Lifespans: 14,271stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,642ndTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 15,496thMost Beautiful Environments: 16,166thHealthiest Citizens: 16,790thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,514thMost Inclusive: 18,685thMost Income Equality: 19,075thHighest Food Quality: 20,852ndSmartest Citizens: 21,199thHighest Poor Incomes: 21,814thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 22,525thHighest Average Tax Rates: 25,688thMost Advanced Public Education: 26,450thLowest Crime Rates: 26,579thMost Secular: 27,789th
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 69th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 80th in the regionMost Income Equality: 85th in the region

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