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Most Valuable International Artwork: 260thNudest: 2,244thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 8,397th
The Ends of the Earth of
Iron Fist Consumerists
I am the end and the beginning, the hand of madness.
Daryn Martin
Overseer of Terra Corp
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Population2.817 billion

LeaderDaryn Martin

CurrencyStar Dust
AnimalThe Archduke's Toucans and Froot loops

The Ends of the Earth of Pterodaxtyl is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Daryn Martin with an iron fist, and remarkable for its teetotalling pirates, digital currency, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, cynical, devout population of 2.817 billion Dumbasses are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The enormous, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Spirituality. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Magicant. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 59.9%.

The strong Daxtastic economy, worth 146 trillion Star Dusts 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 slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Basket Weaving, Cheese Exports, Furniture Restoration, and Information Technology. 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 51,838 Star Dusts, with the richest citizens earning 6.5 times as much as the poorest.

Former customs officers are adjusting to their new lives as market stall traders, the country has been 'going shopping' by annexing nearby nations for their resources, parties that are too noisy are broken up to prevent disturbing wildlife, and children are encouraged to chase pigeons. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Pterodaxtyl's national animal is the The Archduke's Toucans and Froot loops, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Cilantroism.

Pterodaxtyl is ranked 108,576th in the world and 194th in The Black Hawks for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring 807.25 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 260thNudest: 2,244thTop
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 8,397thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 8,972ndTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 12,949thBest Weather: 13,375thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 18,717thMost Compassionate Citizens: 19,972ndMost Beautiful Environments: 21,656thNicest Citizens: 22,085th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionNudest: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 12th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 15th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 15th in the regionNicest Citizens: 17th in the regionTop
Best Weather: 21st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 22nd in the region

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