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The PS2 Puppet of Pterodoria


Category: Compulsory Consumerist State
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Location: the South Pacific

Regional Influence: Nipper


The PS2 Puppet of Pterodoria is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Someone with an iron fist, and renowned for its feral children, complete lack of public education, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 14.317 billion Pterodorians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized 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 8,334 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 582,134 Pteralurias, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 5,452,631 per year while the poor average 5,236, a ratio of 1,041 to 1.

The nation's new currency features full-length portraits of Someone in ermine and velvet garb, Pterodorians wonder "if a tree falls in the woods with no credible witnesses, who wants to know?", all streets are privately owned toll roads, and the entire entry for Pterodoria in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the World reads 'mostly harmless'. 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 233,506th in the world and 7,788th in the South Pacific for Most Eco-Friendly Governments, scoring -110.09 on the Dolphin Recycling Awareness Index.

Most Armed: 7thHighest Crime Rates: 7thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 10thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 12thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 12thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 13thFattest Citizens: 14thLargest Gambling Industry: 17thLargest Retail Industry: 19thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 29thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 32ndMost Avoided: 40thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 57thHighest Disposable Incomes: 64thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 100thMost Rebellious Youth: 101stRudest Citizens: 104thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 118thHighest Average Incomes: 166thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 173rdMost Corrupt Governments: 180thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 200thLargest Insurance Industry: 231stMost Efficient Economies: 313thLargest Mining Sector: 315thMost Scientifically Advanced: 562ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 608thHighest Economic Output: 697thLargest Agricultural Sector: 719thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,118thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,509thMost Secular: 1,757thTop
Most Cultured: 2,377thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,469thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,620thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,971stLargest Black Market: 10,892ndTop
Most Pro-Market: 14,561stLargest Populations: 16,884thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 21,338th
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 4th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 5th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 5th in the regionRudest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 6th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 7th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 8th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 12th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 20th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 22nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 23rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 38th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 40th in the regionMost Secular: 60th in the regionMost Cultured: 67th in the regionTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 92nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 114th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 170th in the regionLargest Populations: 185th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 188th in the regionLargest Black Market: 328th in the regionTop
Highest Drug Use: 547th in the regionNudest: 648th in the region

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