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The Republic of Penrith

“Dieu et mon droit”

Category: Corporate Bordello
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific



Population802 million


CurrencyPenrith Dollar

The Republic of Penrith is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Ribboneh with a fair hand, and remarkable for its anti-smoking policies, unlimited-speed roads, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 802 million Penrithians are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The relatively small, outspoken government prioritizes Industry, although Education, Environment, and Administration are also considered important, while Welfare and Spirituality aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tinsley. The average income tax rate is 19.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Penrithian economy, worth 123 trillion Penrith Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Basket Weaving. Average income is an impressive 153,816 Penrith Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.5 times as much as the poorest.

Claiming to have performed the Heimlich Maneuver is a popular defense for assault charges, nihilistic thrill-seekers claim that suicide by roller coaster is the ultimate life experience, weather reports simply advise Penrithians to 'look outside', and the mood of raunchy movies is often ruined by the sound of babies crying. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Penrith's national animal is the Lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Penrith is ranked 74,928th in the world and 3,874th in The North Pacific for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 1,330.36 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 171stMost Influential: 1,499thTop
Largest Retail Industry: 1,790thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,063rdRudest Citizens: 3,197thHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,035thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,350thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,195thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5,968thTop
Best Weather: 8,562ndLongest Average Lifespans: 8,755thMost Devout: 9,116thMost Developed: 9,806thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,577thLeast Corrupt Governments: 10,933rdMost Efficient Economies: 11,299thHighest Average Incomes: 11,541stLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 12,957thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,656thLargest Agricultural Sector: 14,954thLargest Publishing Industry: 14,955th
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 83rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 99th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 143rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 172nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 185th in the regionRudest Citizens: 191st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 247th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 289th in the regionTop
Most Devout: 425th in the regionBest Weather: 472nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 497th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 561st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 563rd in the regionMost Developed: 583rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 590th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 597th in the regionMost Influential: 604th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 698th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Penrith, the mood of raunchy movies is often ruined by the sound of babies crying.
  • : Penrith endorsed The Empire of Great Robertia.
  • : Penrith endorsed The Most Serene Republic of Ponantine.
  • : Penrith was endorsed by The Most Serene Republic of Ponantine.
  • : Penrith was endorsed by The Empire of Great Robertia.
  • : Following new legislation in Penrith, weather reports simply advise Penrithians to 'look outside'.
  • : Following new legislation in Penrith, nihilistic thrill-seekers claim that suicide by roller coaster is the ultimate life experience.
  • : Penrith was reclassified from "New York Times Democracy" to "Corporate Bordello".
  • : Following new legislation in Penrith, claiming to have performed the Heimlich Maneuver is a popular defense for assault charges.
  • : Following new legislation in Penrith, parents often ask to see a credit report before lending money to their own children.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 345 » Shin-Hachioji, Siwale, Alunya, Sinelona, Frances Francis the First of France, Territorio di Nessuno, Omnistria, Ethnon, Tsardom of Leonlandia, Trillius, Great Bights Mum, Steraz, Yaorozu, PlanetPunk, Unimaginable Doom, Kwaj, Sunto, Sheldanada, Napnomadia, Egalico, Guslantis, Corfad, Acrabinnia, Steampunk Ariel, El Fiji Grande, The Rhein States, Newpromisedland, Notyoutopia, North Bratislava, Koda-Land, Maott, Shibutani, Wineclaw, Ejhsa, Guer Aike, Saturns Edge, Black Templares, Plangainer, Jasminlandia, Pallaith, Dar es Saalam, New Pruessen, Federation Terra Australis, Fayyayid, Torakuen, Joodey, Sundred, Humptalumpta, Holy Oranz, Kasazzastan, and 295 others.Ibiscaton, Unsophisticate, Selfgradatude, Sil Dorsett, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Spartoptia, Q w e r t y, Dreadton, Buckerino, Shadowrik, United Draconia, Victoriaans Nederlands, Lomjia, Haor Chall, 1 very fast endotarter, New Bremerton, Ikea Rike, Free Azzaca, Pasargad, Moubarakistan, Aratani, General COE, Niradans, British Pacific Islands, Loutsland, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Noahs Second Country, Former English Colony, Test for a new hope, Antityranicals, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Elder Realms, Constantinolia, Xentherida, Valhalla123, Makersaulache, Zumlandia, Kobagia, Glurponia, Orado, Xzavia-Hjar, Wilkshire, Utopicican, Bearical, Amauri, Gilakistan, Great Javadwipa, Banabistan, Austurasia, Alesya, Soviet Terran, PembrokeLand, Ostrolia, Amaganset, Lanorth, The Seven Shed Skins, Bananoonza, East Supple Lund, 5 kingdoms of Britannia, Moanapo, Advancia-Sizzletown, Scrisix, Central Ryal, Mendgremar, New Caeitanordia, Nordic-British Union, Lorigia, Meso Land, Chilean 1st Reich, Cobrakia, The Windmilluminati, Breduria, The Jerichowan Country, Moisus, Pleroma Sans Romans, Babacar, The Discipled, Kuda1, The Stratosphere Islands, Daiz, Western Vapia, The English Alliance, Ammurp Stecdoodastal, Azzarel, Moose repupblic, Indiana Hoosier nation, Detrivania, Heminaw, Manticore utopia, Yugobatania, United States of Americanas, Aetulia, Montarc, The Austro Germanic Union, Itallitopia, Alpinea, Calamazo, The Bureaucratic Territories, Death By Astonishment, Kenatara, Eternal Dreams, Shayan, Heken, The Panamanian Union, United States of Medford, SORT, Scientific empire, Ecronentia, Saint Alaric, Vexilia, United Brazilians states, Velly, Scrubbertalia, Republic of New Atlantis, Partax, Prydania, Brettenia, Inuyu, Oktavio, Centromuria, Warsaw-Halicz, Scouria, Cors Evia, Pauliestien, Lower Nubia, Wooleystan, Kokomo Island, New Dele, Astrind, Camarthen, Kalatona, Kolorland, Miamington, Yabkhu, Seenvorland, Planes, Zokk, Wunderstrafanstalt, Old Emporia, Chukstik Illahi, Zozanio, Marmiedon, Minuda, Gliese Minor, Empy, Arimbia, Tarr-Nation, Pinguioris, Analomink, New us ville, Dicko, Blackphir, Holy Marcus Empire, Bonjoura, Libertarian Nation of Japan, Tranquillitas Ingenii, Venezuelia, Kubrostavsria, Kuveria, Malta Comino Gozo, Of Jasper, Tianqing, Supercarriers, Plasir Grand, Bopolisc, Makudu, Hatakulamatakatak, Dopeland420, Longsword01, Vincone Cae, Walter Jackson, David Davidson, Elestrum, Antiyard, Alice Gardens, Necromonia, Brysto, Virillum, Free Culture, Aroa, Yukti, Aezus, Thoven, Orven, Raldoria, Axstahl, The Most Freedom Ever, Sacrento, Enworbia, Ice and Tinian, Rydeum, The Iron Lions, Baldova, Phualand, Palisede, Leibeland, BrightFutures, LostLegion, The Soviet States of Europe, Subjugators, Lemonbiscuits, The West United States, Amerian States, Sunaiya, Kulgatha, Marxist Luxembourg, Island States of Skelldia, Avemterra, Abject Ludicrosity, Karazan, Pradovnia, Runeda, 2 and 2 is Fish, Mariadne, Phoronu, Maroon Peak, Agharya, Choistan, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Catopia2, WhyNotRepublic, Dylanana, Changjo, Get Away From Me, Panama Coalition, Cloydicia, Sankami, Vesuva, Romania-Moldavia, Zupla, Aldros, Altivia, Esplandia, The AP Republic, Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, Diodone, Willisonvilledaleton, Orenmark, Union of Austria-Hungary, Tamgu, Viridiann, Eslua, The Union of Workers Councils, United Kahndaq, Novaray, Alcaryia, AGoodPlace, Walist, Anna Airters, Princely Irbis, United Asgardian States, Sockmanland, The Holy Lands of Namiir, Dorgus, Helix Labs, Zankioa, Medicas, Cinnibar, Ieprus, The Lucky but Unfortunate Wanderers, The Tampa Bay Rays, Concordare, The Gamer Party, New Phyrreus, New Octicarg, Bojacks and Jills, Cuyan, Felpolandia, East Wushen, PotatoFarmers, Wisconsota, New Flos, Elgaland-Vargaland, Beta Centauri B3, The Brunchovian Republic of Pina Colada, Republic of Naya, Dadastan Archipelago, Lazadonil, Drusselstein, Bidragistan, Nouvelle Libertalia, Duerrlewang, Some Random TNP Nation, Grimandia, Quebekistand, McMasterdonia, Fizban, Frie Annium, Tellavinna, U S Eh, Mesherica, The Notorious Mad Jack, Zemnaya Svoboda, Great Robertia, and Ponantine.

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