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The PS2 Puppet of Pterodoria

“Stop reading my motto!”

Category: Capitalist Paradise
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Few

Location: the South Pacific

Regional Influence: Nipper

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The PS2 Puppet of Pterodoria is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Someone with an even hand, and remarkable for its vat-grown people, free-roaming dinosaurs, and infamous sell-swords. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 14.995 billion Pterodorians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business government, or what there is of one, is solely concerned with Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Pterodoria City. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Pterodorian economy, worth a remarkable 8,982 trillion Pteralurias a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Soda Sales, and Information Technology. Average income is a breathtaking 599,053 Pteralurias, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 5,611,124 per year while the poor average 5,388, a ratio of 1,041 to 1.

Psychological disorders are a taboo subject, governments opposing Pterodoria are beset by rebels, orthopaedics patients often have a bounce in their step, and Brancaland has gifted over nine thousand putrid moose carcasses to Pterodoria as a reminder of their "special relationship". Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Pterodoria's national animal is the Pterodactyl, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Business.

Pterodoria is ranked 13th in the world and 1st in the South Pacific for Fattest Citizens, with 99.27 Obesity Rate.

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Highest Crime Rates: 5thMost Armed: 6thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 10thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 12thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 13thFattest Citizens: 13thLargest Gambling Industry: 17thLargest Retail Industry: 18thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 27thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 29thMost Avoided: 37thRudest Citizens: 54thHighest Disposable Incomes: 57thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 63rdMost Rebellious Youth: 89thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 100thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 108thHighest Average Incomes: 151stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 156thMost Corrupt Governments: 159thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 189thLargest Insurance Industry: 198thMost Efficient Economies: 244thLargest Mining Sector: 278thMost Scientifically Advanced: 490thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 559thHighest Economic Output: 623rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 697thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,215thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,421stMost Secular: 1,799thMost Cultured: 1,873rdTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 3,167thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,247thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,881stLargest Black Market: 11,275thTop
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Largest Populations: 16,716thMost Subsidized Industry: 17,875thMost Pro-Market: 18,339thHighest Drug Use: 19,778thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 21,763rd
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 4th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 6th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 6th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 8th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 12th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 22nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 22nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 25th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 34th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 46th in the regionMost Cultured: 51st in the regionMost Secular: 60th in the regionTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 85th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 107th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 185th in the regionLargest Populations: 190th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 258th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 298th in the regionLargest Black Market: 409th in the regionTop
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Nudest: 453rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 639th in the region

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