by Max Barry

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Most Rebellious Youth: 15,922ndBest Weather: 16,861stMost Devout: 17,645th
The Rather Slow Nation of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Just a turtle passing by
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom
Very Good

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A Flying Turtle

Population5.747 billion

CapitalTurtle City


The Rather Slow Nation of A Flying Turtle is a colossal, genial nation, renowned for its lack of airports, unlimited-speed roads, and anti-smoking policies. The compassionate, devout population of 5.747 billion Flyers have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Environment, and Public Transport. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Turtle City. The average income tax rate is 39.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The large but inefficient Flying Turtlean economy, worth 195 trillion Turtleses a year, is quite specialized and led by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Soda Sales, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Cheese Exports. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 34,053 Turtleses, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Laser-wielding robots are taking aim at human hearts, the dartboard at the Flying Turtlean Cancer Research Charity bears a picture of Leader's face, a major religion has been named as A Flying Turtle's national religion, and Leader has just been declared ruler of A Flying Turtle in an international press conference. Crime is well under control. A Flying Turtle's national animal is the Turtle, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

A Flying Turtle is ranked 79,635th in the world and 68th in Ascenthia for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring 1,758.98 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Most Rebellious Youth: 15,922ndBest Weather: 16,861stMost Devout: 17,645thLargest Black Market: 20,034thMost Pacifist: 20,070th
Largest Black Market: 6th in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 8th in the regionBest Weather: 9th in the regionMost Devout: 10th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 15th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 15th in the region

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