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Most Armed: 7thHighest Crime Rates: 7thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 10th
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Pterodoria

Population14.322 billion

CapitalPterodoria City
LeaderSomeone
FaithBusiness

CurrencyPteraluria
AnimalPterodactyl

The PS2 Puppet of Pterodoria is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Someone with an iron fist, and notable for its otherworldly petting zoo, vat-grown people, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 14.322 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 8,339 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 582,287 Pteralurias, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 5,454,060 per year while the poor average 5,237, a ratio of 1,041 to 1.

Someone dines while Pterodoria City burns, Pterodorian watches list strained wrists as a common side effect, many are questioning Someone wearing an Eckie-Ecola baseball cap during a keynote speech, and freighter lifeboats have been replaced by state of the art marker buoys so divers can recover the cargo after they sink. 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 36,559th in the world and 1,057th in the South Pacific for Most Valuable International Artwork, with 4.51 Bank.

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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: 63rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 101stMost Rebellious Youth: 101stRudest Citizens: 101stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 117thHighest Average Incomes: 165thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 172ndMost Corrupt Governments: 177thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 199thLargest Insurance Industry: 231stMost Efficient Economies: 308thLargest Mining Sector: 313thMost Scientifically Advanced: 558thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 611thHighest Economic Output: 697thLargest Agricultural Sector: 721stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,131stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,514thMost Secular: 1,759thTop
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Most Cultured: 2,385thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,451stLargest Publishing Industry: 3,634thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,977thLargest Black Market: 10,906thTop
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Most Pro-Market: 14,564thLargest Populations: 16,886thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 21,417th
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 4th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 5th in the regionRudest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 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: 39th in the regionMost Secular: 60th in the regionMost Cultured: 67th in the regionTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 93rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 114th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 168th in the regionLargest Populations: 185th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 189th in the regionLargest Black Market: 328th in the regionTop
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Highest Drug Use: 545th in the regionNudest: 645th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Pterodoria, freighter lifeboats have been replaced by state of the art marker buoys so divers can recover the cargo after they sink.
  • : Following new legislation in Pterodoria, many are questioning Someone wearing an Eckie-Ecola baseball cap during a keynote speech.
  • : Following new legislation in Pterodoria, Pterodorian watches list strained wrists as a common side effect.
  • : Following new legislation in Pterodoria, Someone dines while Pterodoria City burns.
  • : Following new legislation in Pterodoria, the entire entry for Pterodoria in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the World reads 'mostly harmless'.
  • : Following new legislation in Pterodoria, all streets are privately owned toll roads.
  • : Following new legislation in Pterodoria, Pterodorians wonder "if a tree falls in the woods with no credible witnesses, who wants to know?".
  • : Following new legislation in Pterodoria, the nation's new currency features full-length portraits of Someone in ermine and velvet garb.
  • : Following new legislation in Pterodoria, the Ministry of Truthiness now manages the entire media industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Pterodoria, people often feel unbalanced by their daily commute.

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