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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 84th Largest Black Market: 96th Most Advanced Defense Forces: 117th
The Disputed Territories of
Father Knows Best State
In Defeat Malice; in Victory Revenge
Influence
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Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Bettongia

Population35.444 billion

CapitalBettongia City
LeaderScrappy

CurrencyOat
AnimalBettong

The Disputed Territories of Bettongia is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Scrappy with an iron fist, and notable for its smutty television, complete lack of prisons, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 35.444 billion Bettongs 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 relatively small, corrupt, well-organized government is solely concerned with Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bettongia City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 45.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Bettongish economy, worth an astonishing 13,068 trillion Oats a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology and Soda Sales. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 368,710 Oats, with the richest citizens earning 8.3 times as much as the poorest.

Ambitious "businessmen" use their children to sell and advertise their products, extraordinary rendition is nothing out of the ordinary, coffee cups have grown in size to accommodate the huge ingredients list, and the nation's navy has been named the scourge of the seven thousand seas. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Bettongia's national animal is the Bettong, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Bettongia is ranked 162,011th in the world and 5,365th in Osiris for Most Primitive, scoring -730.27 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 84thLargest Black Market: 96thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 117thLargest Populations: 145thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 164thHighest Economic Output: 176thLargest Information Technology Sector: 277thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 385thMost Armed: 431stFattest Citizens: 500thHighest Average Incomes: 742ndHighest Crime Rates: 1,013thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,364thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,426thMost Secular: 1,489thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,605thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,618thTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,787thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,812thMost Avoided: 2,391stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,435thLargest Gambling Industry: 2,892ndLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 3,453rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4,336thLargest Governments: 5,423rdHighest Poor Incomes: 6,386thMost Stationary: 7,284thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,504thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 11,175thMost Efficient Economies: 12,384thMost Influential: 13,527th
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionLargest Populations: 4th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Black Market: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5th in the regionMost Armed: 12th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 14th in the regionFattest Citizens: 17th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 27th in the regionMost Secular: 36th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 51st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 53rd in the regionTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 64th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 69th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 70th in the regionMost Stationary: 82nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 85th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 99th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 105th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 134th in the regionMost Avoided: 137th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 149th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 170th in the regionMost Influential: 202nd in the regionLargest Governments: 256th in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 282nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 398th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 498th in the regionRudest Citizens: 526th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Bettongia, the nation's navy has been named the scourge of the seven thousand seas.
  • : Following new legislation in Bettongia, coffee cups have grown in size to accommodate the huge ingredients list.
  • : Following new legislation in Bettongia, extraordinary rendition is nothing out of the ordinary.
  • : Following new legislation in Bettongia, ambitious "businessmen" use their children to sell and advertise their products.
  • : Following new legislation in Bettongia, at least 1% of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs budget goes to Scrappy's wardrobe.
  • : Bettongia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Rudest Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Bettongia, the police think a properly conducted criminal investigation is a real pain.
  • : Following new legislation in Bettongia, pre-takeoff checks last longer than the flights themselves.
  • : Following new legislation in Bettongia, reddish-brown is the new black.
  • : Following new legislation in Bettongia, trust-fund babies line up for places in community college.

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