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The Federation of The Penguin Confederacy

“Let those that rise above become in power”

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific

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The Penguin Confederacy

Population7.443 billion

CapitalThe Glacial Capital
LeaderAlexander Berg

CurrencyFish Scale Coin
AnimalOrange Trout

The Federation of The Penguin Confederacy is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Alexander Berg with an iron fist, and notable for its smutty television, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 7.443 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 82.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Penguin Confederacy economy, worth a remarkable 1,382 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 185,739 Fish Scale Coins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

All mothers are allowed six months fully-paid maternity leave, invasive drug testing is now performed at elementary school sports days, police drones follow every suspected Peeping Tom, and the government has enacted freedom of information. 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 45,793rd in the world and 1,921st in The North Pacific for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring 3,447.21 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 796thMost Influential: 1,162ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,989thTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 2,801stHealthiest Citizens: 3,178thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,324thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,833rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 3,885thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,549thMost Developed: 4,814thMost Efficient Economies: 5,072ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,265thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,279thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,446thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,561stLargest Governments: 7,037thSmartest Citizens: 7,100thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,176thHighest Average Incomes: 7,624thBest Weather: 8,495thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 8,552ndMost Cultured: 8,960thTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 10,492ndMost Subsidized Industry: 10,564thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,592ndMost Advanced Public Education: 11,011thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,635thHighest Economic Output: 11,789thHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,648thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,749thMost Secular: 14,439thLargest Insurance Industry: 15,485thLargest Publishing Industry: 16,194thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 17,435thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 19,032nd
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 72nd in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 142nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 160th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 183rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 193rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 209th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 223rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 230th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 292nd in the regionMost Developed: 297th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 319th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 336th in the regionLargest Governments: 359th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 365th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 375th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 377th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 386th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 405th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 412th in the regionTop
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Most Cultured: 457th in the regionMost Influential: 465th in the regionBest Weather: 474th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 500th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 537th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 554th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 555th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 566th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 567th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 612th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 657th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 664th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 675th in the regionLargest Populations: 697th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 743rd in the regionMost Secular: 774th in the regionMost Stationary: 783rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 823rd in the region

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