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Highest Crime Rates: 14th Most Armed: 17th Fattest Citizens: 20th
The Eternal Misfortune of
Capitalizt
Stop reading my motto!
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Pterodoria

Population9.543 billion

CapitalPterodoria City
LeaderSomeone

CurrencyPteraluria
AnimalPterodactyl

The Eternal Misfortune of Pterodoria is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Someone with an even hand, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, deadly medical pandemics, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 9.543 billion Pterodorians enjoy some of the most opulent lifestyles in the region, unless they are unemployed or working-class, in which case they are variously starving to death or crippled by easily preventable diseases.

The minute, corrupt, liberal, pro-business 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 4,737 trillion Pteralurias a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Gambling industry, with major contributions from Retail, Soda Sales, and Information Technology. Average income is an amazing 496,418 Pteralurias, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 3,162,896 per year while the poor average 32,106, a ratio of 98.5 to 1.

Thousands of children die every day from easily curable illnesses, bemused citizens are encouraged to sing foreign-language hymns of religions they have never heard of, many believe that the only good Pterodactyl is a dead Pterodactyl, and Pterodorian TV is considered cruel and unusual punishment in other countries. 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.

Pterodoria is ranked 165,570th in the world and 7,313th in the South Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 39.63 on the Human Development Index.

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Highest Crime Rates: 14thMost Armed: 17thFattest Citizens: 20thLargest Retail Industry: 21stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 27thLargest Gambling Industry: 28thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 31stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 46thRudest Citizens: 50thMost Avoided: 54thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 54thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 59thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 71stHighest Disposable Incomes: 103rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 135thMost Rebellious Youth: 138thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 145thHighest Average Incomes: 211thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 216thLargest Insurance Industry: 271stMost Corrupt Governments: 276thLargest Mining Sector: 384thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 703rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 715thMost Scientifically Advanced: 871stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 975thHighest Economic Output: 1,419thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,596thTop
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 3,687thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,868thMost Efficient Economies: 3,918thHighest Drug Use: 4,814thMost Cultured: 4,958thLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,004thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,528thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 5,982ndMost Stationary: 6,292ndMost Pro-Market: 7,206thNudest: 7,623rdLargest Black Market: 7,636thTop
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Most Influential: 11,568thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 13,136thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 13,555th
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 8th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 8th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 15th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 19th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 22nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 29th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 37th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 38th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 63rd in the regionTop
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 88th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 95th in the regionLargest Black Market: 108th in the regionMost Stationary: 128th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 129th in the regionMost Cultured: 141st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 154th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 158th in the regionNudest: 175th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 185th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 224th in the regionLargest Populations: 232nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 268th in the regionTop
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Most Extensive Civil Rights: 541st in the regionMost Influential: 649th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Pterodoria, Pterodorian TV is considered cruel and unusual punishment in other countries.
  • : Following new legislation in Pterodoria, many believe that the only good Pterodactyl is a dead Pterodactyl.
  • : Following new legislation in Pterodoria, bemused citizens are encouraged to sing foreign-language hymns of religions they have never heard of.
  • : Following new legislation in Pterodoria, thousands of children die every day from easily curable illnesses.
  • : Following new legislation in Pterodoria, fast-food chefs regularly win Health Innovation Awards for spitting on burgers.
  • : Following new legislation in Pterodoria, the government helps teach children how to kill a man from six paces.
  • : Following new legislation in Pterodoria, citizens drive tank-like vehicles with mounted machine guns.
  • : Following new legislation in Pterodoria, political talk shows often have children as guests whenever they need commentary on world religions.
  • : Following new legislation in Pterodoria, the government refuses to transmit electricity to secessionist regions.
  • : Following new legislation in Pterodoria, psychological disorders are a taboo subject.

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