by Max Barry

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Most Income Equality: 5,742ndMost Extensive Civil Rights: 11,026thHighest Drug Use: 13,242nd
The Republic of
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Silly Penguin

Population297 million


The Republic of Silly Penguin is a huge, socially progressive nation, notable for its state-planned economy, absence of drug laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The democratic population of 297 million Silly Penguinians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The medium-sized, liberal, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Welfare, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 27.7%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Silly Penguinian economy, worth 2.42 trillion fish a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient black market in Pizza Delivery, Basket Weaving, Information Technology, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 8,159 fish, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Crime is almost non-existent, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Silly Penguin's national animal is the Penguin.

Silly Penguin is ranked 120,055th in the world and 1st in The test maam for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 858.27 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

Most Income Equality: 5,742ndTop
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 11,026thHighest Drug Use: 13,242ndMost Extreme: 17,292nd

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