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Most Influential: 1,542ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,344thLowest Crime Rates: 3,001st
The Federation of
Father Knows Best State
Let those that rise above become in power
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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The Penguin Confederacy

Population8.652 billion

CapitalThe Glacial Capital
LeaderAlexander Berg

CurrencyFish Scale Coin
AnimalOrange Trout

The Federation of The Penguin Confederacy is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Alexander Berg with an iron fist, and notable for its anti-smoking policies, compulsory military service, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 8.652 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 Education, Law & Order, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Glacial Capital. The average income tax rate is 84.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Penguin Confederacy economy, worth a remarkable 1,540 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 178,077 Fish Scale Coins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.2 times as much as the poorest.

Popular political cartoonists are thrown in jail for inciting dissent, the nation has a strict 'no marauding undead' law (The Penguin Confederacy has found 1 easter egg), Party members are derided as class traitors, and gift baskets often contain working nukes. 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 Orange Trout, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

The Penguin Confederacy is ranked 32,470th in the world and 1,466th in The North Pacific for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring 1,674.47 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

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Most Influential: 1,542ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,344thTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 3,001stHealthiest Citizens: 3,067thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,572ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,075thMost Efficient Economies: 4,801stMost Corrupt Governments: 4,813thMost Developed: 4,844thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,997thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,017thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,600thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,884thBest Weather: 6,894thSmartest Citizens: 7,221stLargest Governments: 7,279thMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,183rdMost Cultured: 9,196thHighest Average Incomes: 9,213thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,219thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,295thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,666thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,749thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,861stHighest Economic Output: 11,260thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 12,250thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,189thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14,586thMost Secular: 14,925thHighest Poor Incomes: 17,016thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 17,522ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 19,209thLargest Publishing Industry: 22,493rd
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 90th in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 161st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 169th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 190th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 227th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 236th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 248th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 266th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 284th in the regionMost Developed: 301st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 332nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 341st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 369th in the regionLargest Governments: 381st in the regionBest Weather: 396th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 405th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 417th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 436th in the regionMost Cultured: 473rd in the regionTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 508th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 566th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 590th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 593rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 598th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 609th in the regionMost Influential: 641st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 680th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 723rd in the regionLargest Populations: 728th in the regionMost Secular: 767th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 796th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 811th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 943rd in the region

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