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The Clueless Penguin Republic of South Jenstown

“A journey of a thousand miles sometimes ends very badly”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Location: Antarctic Oasis

Regional Influence: Handshaker

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The Clueless Penguin Republic of South Jenstown is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Pedro Ramirez with a fair hand, and remarkable for its unlimited-speed roads, daily referendums, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, democratic, cheerful population of 27.493 billion Jeniacs are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The minute, corrupt, socially-minded government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Education, with Industry and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Spirituality receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Roccia Lucida. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Jeniac economy, worth a remarkable 8,212 trillion shiny rocks 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, broadly diversified black market in Information Technology, Book Publishing, Gambling, and Uranium Mining. 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 amazing 298,698 shiny rocks, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A bill to outlaw math homework has been submitted, internet searches for the inventor of the three-wheeled steam-powered Jeniac weed picker are way up, at least 1% of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs budget goes to Pedro Ramirez's wardrobe, and hay has been added to school cafeteria menus. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. South Jenstown's national animal is the penguin, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways.

South Jenstown is ranked 3,294th in the world and 9th in Antarctic Oasis for Largest Populations, with 27.5 billion Capita.

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Most Rebellious Youth: 181stLargest Publishing Industry: 337thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 344thLargest Gambling Industry: 403rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 443rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 504thHighest Crime Rates: 507thHighest Poor Incomes: 616thHighest Disposable Incomes: 640thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 641stHighest Economic Output: 759thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 831stMost Armed: 1,251stLargest Mining Sector: 1,258thMost Avoided: 1,460thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,522ndFattest Citizens: 1,884thLargest Black Market: 2,045thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,112thHighest Average Incomes: 2,123rdMost Cultured: 2,213thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 2,456thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,494thMost Efficient Economies: 2,743rdLargest Retail Industry: 3,288thLargest Populations: 3,294thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,437thMost Inclusive: 7,303rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 9,995thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11,207thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,356thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 13,161stMost Stationary: 14,580thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14,632ndMost Influential: 14,828thMost Income Equality: 15,698thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15,962ndMost Developed: 19,594thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 20,083rdLargest Governments: 20,878th
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Most Income Equality: 1st in the regionTop
10%
Most Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the region

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