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Largest Gambling Industry: 3,231stLargest Populations: 3,281stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4,469th
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Pontes Valley

Population25.847 billion


The Queen's State of Pontes Valley is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 25.847 billion Pontes Valleyians 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 minute, well-organized government, or what there is of one, is primarily concerned with Education, although Defense and Industry are also considered important, while Spirituality and Social Policy receive no funds. The average income tax rate is 5.6%.

The strong Pontes Valleyian economy, worth a remarkable 1,190 trillion betales a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is quite specialized and led by the Gambling industry, with significant contributions from Pizza Delivery, Woodchip Exports, and Book Publishing. Average income is 46,072 betales, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.9 times as much as the poorest.

Citizens are regularly found digging for treasure in their gardens, graffiti artists spend lengthy periods of time in jail, government officials frequently cut taxes as a distraction from antics with their secretaries, and Pontes Valley is notorious for its citizens' infidelity. Crime is a problem, probably because of the absence of a police force. Pontes Valley's national animal is the deer, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Pontes Valley is ranked 119,604th in the world and 8th in The Philippines for Most Stationary, with 52.21672352572 Days.

Largest Gambling Industry: 3,231stLargest Populations: 3,281stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4,469thTop
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 11,199thHighest Economic Output: 13,901stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 18,756th

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