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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 125thLargest Information Technology Sector: 175thMost Secular: 394th
The High Technocracy of
Father Knows Best State
Semper Ad Sidera
Bartram Pentos
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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The Bermudan Pentagram

Population20.838 billion

LeaderBartram Pentos
FaithVague Disappointment

CurrencyPiece of Five

The High Technocracy of The Bermudan Pentagram is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Bartram Pentos with an iron fist, and remarkable for its pith helmet sales, free-roaming dinosaurs, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 20.838 billion Pentagrians 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 juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lorn. The average income tax rate is 61.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Pentagrian economy, worth a remarkable 6,515 trillion Pieces of Five 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched black market in Information Technology, Book Publishing, Arms Manufacturing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. 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 an amazing 312,665 Pieces of Five, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

A shipwreck is everyone's fault but the captain's, the nation has chosen not to live in interesting times, the fattest folk in The Bermudan Pentagram look to be the happiest ones, and international organisations everywhere are united in their condemnation of the nation's zombified military (The Bermudan Pentagram has found 3 easter eggs). Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. The Bermudan Pentagram's national animal is the Pentapus, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Vague Disappointment.

The Bermudan Pentagram is ranked 2,167th in the world and 1st in Ainur for Smartest Citizens, with 178.76 quips per hour.

Largest Cheese Export Sector: 125thLargest Information Technology Sector: 175thMost Secular: 394thLargest Black Market: 549thMost Scientifically Advanced: 694thLargest Agricultural Sector: 714thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,179thHighest Economic Output: 1,623rdMost Cultured: 1,750thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,042ndHighest Average Incomes: 2,064thSmartest Citizens: 2,167thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,592ndTop
Most Developed: 2,722ndMost Corrupt Governments: 2,899thMost Armed: 3,432ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,175thRudest Citizens: 4,803rdHighest Food Quality: 5,004thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,801stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,041stLongest Average Lifespans: 6,759thLargest Retail Industry: 6,798thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,048thLargest Gambling Industry: 8,172ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 8,181stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,215thHealthiest Citizens: 8,384thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,492ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,637thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,527thLargest Populations: 9,534thMost Efficient Economies: 9,720thLargest Governments: 10,867thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,106thMost Valuable International Artwork: 11,915thTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 14,220thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 15,106thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 15,931stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,642ndMost Patriotic: 23,562nd

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