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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 786thMost Influential: 1,156thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,053rd
The Federation of
Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Conservative Democracy
Let those that rise above become in power
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The Penguin Confederacy

Population7.681 billion

CapitalThe Glacial Capital
LeaderAlexander Berg

CurrencyFish Scale Coin
AnimalOrange Trout

The Federation of The Penguin Confederacy is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Alexander Berg with an iron fist, and renowned for its smutty television, national health service, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 7.681 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%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Penguin Confederacy economy, worth a remarkable 1,403 trillion Fish Scale Coins a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 182,717 Fish Scale Coins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

It turns out that money can buy you happiness, libraries have replaced overdue book fines with mandatory mental health assessments, ice-filled coffins are ominously positioned in the corner of every hospital ward, and pilots always remember to send their doctors a Maxxmas card. 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 14,660th in the world and 767th in The North Pacific for Most Secular, with 79.1 Atheism Rate.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 786thMost Influential: 1,156thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,053rdTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 2,816thHealthiest Citizens: 3,114thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,248thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,898thLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,579thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,698thMost Developed: 4,839thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,174thMost Efficient Economies: 5,175thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,298thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,597thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,377thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,820thLargest Governments: 6,874thBest Weather: 7,243rdSmartest Citizens: 7,272ndHighest Average Incomes: 8,089thMost Cultured: 9,037thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,518thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,570thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,681stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,897thTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 11,123rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,597thHighest Economic Output: 11,742ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 12,807thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,168thMost Secular: 14,660thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 17,699thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 18,059thLargest Publishing Industry: 19,128th
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 75th in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 143rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 183rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 186th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 194th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 217th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 225th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 237th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 275th in the regionMost Developed: 292nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 320th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 341st in the regionLargest Governments: 355th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 358th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 375th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 386th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 389th in the regionBest Weather: 403rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 421st in the regionMost Influential: 453rd in the regionMost Cultured: 467th in the regionTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 514th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 538th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 539th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 542nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 563rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 567th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 588th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 591st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 649th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 674th in the regionLargest Populations: 685th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 694th in the regionMost Stationary: 748th in the regionMost Secular: 767th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 952nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 970th in the region

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