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The Empress Queen Princess Lady of PenguinPies

“Penguins are good. Pies are better. Both are amazing!” Empress Queen Princess Lady of TSP

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
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Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: the South Pacific



Population15.506 billion

CapitalPenguinPies City
LeaderEmpress Queen Princess Lady of TSP


The Empress Queen Princess Lady of PenguinPies is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Empress Queen Princess Lady of TSP with an iron fist, and notable for its museums and concert halls, state-planned economy, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 15.506 billion PenguinPiesians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of PenguinPies City. The average income tax rate is 94.6%.

The PenguinPiesian economy, worth a remarkable 1,434 trillion Oreos a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, extremely specialized black market in Cheese Exports. 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 92,496 Oreos, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Anyone who doesn't attend Official Governmental Religious Services is fined, all footpaths have tollbooths, the revelation that people were sexist in the past is apparently front page news, and pro-democracy regime change has been avoided. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. PenguinPies's national animal is the Hippo, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is PIE.

PenguinPies is ranked 2,727th in the world and 83rd in the South Pacific for Most Beautiful Environments, with 2,961.75 Pounds Of Wildlife Per Square Mile.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 98thMost Influential: 257thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,834thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,204thLargest Black Market: 2,414thTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,612thBest Weather: 2,668thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,727thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,969thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,241stMost Corrupt Governments: 4,292ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,576thMost Devout: 5,738thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,848thLowest Crime Rates: 6,562ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,564thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,080thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,931stTop
Largest Governments: 12,362ndHighest Economic Output: 12,420thMost Authoritarian: 13,141stMost Cultured: 13,633rdLargest Populations: 15,479thHealthiest Citizens: 17,918thMost Subsidized Industry: 18,720thSmartest Citizens: 20,347thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 21,293rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 22,040th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 9th in the regionMost Influential: 9th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 45th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 58th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 67th in the regionLargest Black Market: 71st in the regionTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 83rd in the regionBest Weather: 93rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 120th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 137th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 145th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 169th in the regionLargest Populations: 173rd in the regionMost Devout: 179th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 185th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 185th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 194th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 248th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 287th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 292nd in the regionLargest Governments: 351st in the regionMost Cultured: 384th in the regionTop
Most Authoritarian: 548th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 560th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 565th in the regionMost Stationary: 602nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 605th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 670th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 739th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 742nd in the region

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