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Most Armed: 6thHighest Crime Rates: 8thRudest Citizens: 12th
The Impending Doom of
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Lone Survivor
Pure Evil
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Zombie Penguins

Population15.066 billion

CapitalOld Abandoned Zoo
LeaderLone Survivor


The Impending Doom of Zombie Penguins is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Lone Survivor with an even hand, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, unlimited-speed roads, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 15.066 billion Zombies enjoy some of the most opulent lifestyles in the region, unless they are unemployed or working-class, in which case they are variously starving to death or crippled by easily preventable diseases.

The minute, corrupt, liberal, pro-business government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Defense, although Industry is also considered important, while Law & Order and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Old Abandoned Zoo. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Zombie Penguinsian economy, worth a remarkable 6,978 trillion Brains a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Gambling, and Information Technology. Average income is an amazing 463,180 Brains, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 4,319,107 per year while the poor average 4,411, a ratio of 979 to 1.

The same 15066 social media bloggers always loudly and immediately agree with Lone Survivor's every word on Twitcher, it turns out you can put a price on sporting integrity, vitriolic divorce proceedings have become prime-time television, and the mood of raunchy movies is often ruined by the sound of babies crying. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Zombie Penguins's national animal is the Fish, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Aaaahhhh.

Zombie Penguins is ranked 309,038th in the world and 77th in The Bar on the corner of every region for Most Primitive, scoring -701.64 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

Most Armed: 6thHighest Crime Rates: 8thRudest Citizens: 12thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 17thLargest Gambling Industry: 21stMost Avoided: 21stHighest Drug Use: 22ndFattest Citizens: 31stLargest Retail Industry: 63rdGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 70thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 74thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 75thMost Rebellious Youth: 80thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 123rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 143rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 263rdMost Ignorant Citizens: 281stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 306thMost Corrupt Governments: 325thMost Valuable International Artwork: 409thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 467thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 488thHighest Average Incomes: 546thMost Secular: 1,067thLargest Mining Sector: 1,098thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,262ndMost Pro-Market: 1,382ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,583rdHighest Economic Output: 1,644thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,549thMost Efficient Economies: 3,048thTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,552ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,011thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,251stMost Stationary: 7,336thMost Influential: 11,335thTop
Most Inclusive: 17,147thLargest Black Market: 20,982ndLargest Populations: 22,786thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 27,576th
Most Secular: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Stationary: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionTop
Most Influential: 6th in the region

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