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The Federation of The Penguin Confederacy

“Let those that rise above become in power”

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

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific

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The Penguin Confederacy

Population5.64 billion

CapitalThe Glacial Capital
LeaderAlexander Berg

CurrencyFish Scale Coin
AnimalOrange Trout

The Federation of The Penguin Confederacy is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Alexander Berg with an iron fist, and remarkable for its ubiquitous missile silos, parental licensing program, and national health service. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 5.64 billion Penguins 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 medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Glacial Capital. The average income tax rate is 77.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Penguin Confederacy economy, worth a remarkable 1,029 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 reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 182,531 Fish Scale Coins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

All writing must pass a censorship board before being allowed on the shelves, the bonfire of the old paper records can be seen for miles around The Glacial Capital, ambitious "businessmen" use their children to sell and advertise their products, and the government seizes private property for the 'good of the people'. 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 984th in the world and 665th in The North Pacific for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with 147 Valid Endorsements.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 984thMost Influential: 1,424thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,611thTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,749thLowest Crime Rates: 3,620thHealthiest Citizens: 3,992ndMost Corrupt Governments: 4,055thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,127thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4,303rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,274thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,795thMost Developed: 5,804thMost Efficient Economies: 6,035thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,145thHighest Average Incomes: 7,475thLargest Governments: 8,022ndSmartest Citizens: 8,401stTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 8,777thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,354thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,464thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,020thLargest Insurance Industry: 10,520thMost Cultured: 10,695thMost Secular: 11,130thBest Weather: 12,257thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,084thMost Beautiful Environments: 13,150thHighest Economic Output: 14,050thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,370thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14,865thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,177thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 15,214thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,348th
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 61st in the regionTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 97th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 154th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 175th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 188th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 192nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 194th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 216th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 230th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 314th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 337th in the regionMost Developed: 350th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 358th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 362nd in the regionLargest Governments: 411th in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 447th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 469th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 473rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 481st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 508th in the regionMost Cultured: 522nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 529th in the regionMost Influential: 564th in the regionMost Secular: 574th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 625th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 625th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 633rd in the regionBest Weather: 638th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 657th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 665th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 669th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 714th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 724th in the regionLargest Populations: 785th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 806th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 147 » Yaorozu, Notyoutopia, The Rhein States, Siwale, Shin-Hachioji, Territorio di Nessuno, Wilkshire, Great Bights Mum, Shibutani, Kwaj, Koda-Land, Corfad, Sinelona, Malta Comino Gozo, PlanetPunk, Dar es Saalam, Spartoptia, Sundred, Vincone Cae, Selfgradatude, United Draconia, Holy Oranz, North Bratislava, Sunto, New Bremerton, Kasazzastan, Former English Colony, Pallaith, Sil Dorsett, The Iron Lions, Wineclaw, Detrivania, Ethnon, Cloydicia, Highton Islands, Diodone, El Fiji Grande, New Pruessen, Unsophisticate, Napnomadia, Bearical, Shadowrik, Omnistria, Hong Kong Empire, Black Templares, Empy, Lunallian, Xentherida, Dreadton, Ninjak30, and 97 others.Yukti, Outer Egorniand, Maott, Federation Terra Australis, General COE, Eri-Maqa-Ena, The Windmilluminati, Pasargad, Buckerino, Guer Aike, Amauri, Universal State Formula, Alunya, Moubarakistan, Ainsworth, Ozstan, Steraz, Atain, Kyrianian, The Sinclarian Provinces, Niradans, Votak Matim, Q w e r t y, Egalico, Solmetria, Joodey, Guslantis, Torakuen, Ibiscaton, Saturns Edge, Axstahl, Steampunk Ariel, Zemnaya Svoboda, Jasminlandia, Plangainer, Haor Chall, Trillius, Frances Francis the First of France, Unimaginable Doom, Victoriaans Nederlands, 1 very fast endotarter, Ikea Rike, Aratani, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Noahs Second Country, Test for a new hope, The Austro Germanic Union, Valhalla123, Alpinea, Elder Realms, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Constantinolia, Astrind, Kobagia, Zumlandia, Loutsland, Xzavia-Hjar, Glurponia, Abject Ludicrosity, Penrith, Utopicican, Daiz, Runeda, Juggernautilus, Orado, The Tampa Bay Rays, Sockmanland, Makersaulache, Duerrlewang, Cuyan, McMasterdonia, New Octicarg, Orven, The Stratosphere Islands, Ponantine, Racoda, Nakayo, Wisconsota, The Nation that will win Soops for 9003, Gnomewatchers, Warcaa, Angshire, Miruma, Kranostav, PotatoFarmers, Clan Spaniel, Loli County, Nothru Lerple, Pazair, Seenvorland, Dabarastan, United Kahndaq, Willitya, Viridiann, Afcon, Zyvetskistaahn, and Eravonia.

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