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The True communist pingus of The nation of Pingu

“heil our glorious leader!”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Few

Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: Chicken overlords

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The nation of Pingu

Population2.938 billion

CapitalMount Vinson
Leadermr nooty noot
Faithworshiping the supreme beings

Currencypinguoos
Animalpingu

The True communist pingus of The nation of Pingu is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by mr nooty noot with an iron fist, and renowned for its public floggings, frequent executions, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 2.938 billion nation of pingus are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mount Vinson. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 68.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Pingu economy, worth 367 trillion pinguoos 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 large, well-organized, fairly diversified black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Automobile Manufacturing. 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 an impressive 125,108 pinguoos, with the richest citizens earning 7.9 times as much as the poorest.

The "boy who cried wolf" policy makes sick people reluctant to call an ambulance, police officers often conceal their identities to safeguard against public complaints, police pull people off the street for even mentioning the word plane, and the government is continually probing the galaxy in search of alien life. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The nation of Pingu's national animal is the pingu, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is worshiping the supreme beings.

The nation of Pingu is ranked 27,244th in the world and 14th in Chicken overlords for Most Cultured, scoring 76 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

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Most Secular: 2,624thLargest Black Market: 7,844thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,237thTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 9,774thMost Corrupt Governments: 9,884thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10,439thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,674thMost Developed: 12,869thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 13,269thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,970thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,966thMost Subsidized Industry: 15,496thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 15,588th
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Most Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 5th in the regionMost Secular: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8th in the regionLargest Populations: 8th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 9th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 10th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12th in the regionMost Cultured: 14th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17th in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 23rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 25th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 28th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 36th in the regionBest Weather: 44th in the regionMost Conservative: 48th in the regionMost Average: 75th in the regionTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 96th in the region

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