Largest Information Technology Sector: 740th Highest Wealthy Incomes: 938th Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,037th
The Place In the Sun of
Compulsory Consumerist State
Perhaps Night Is So Dark Because Day is Much Too Bright
Geoff
Regional Influence
Apprentice
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

Overview People Government Economy Rank Trend

The Place In the Sun of Papercuts and Skittles is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Geoff with an iron fist, and renowned for its deadly medical pandemics, parental licensing program, and infamous sell-swords. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 10.368 billion Cutters 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 tiny, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Brunswick. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 3.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Skittlesian economy, worth a remarkable 2,536 trillion Slits a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Gambling. Average income is an amazing 244,626 Slits, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,456,868 per year while the poor average 18,796, a ratio of 77.5 to 1.

Citizens are regularly found digging for treasure in their gardens, citizens who become homeless are immediately executed, possession of tomato seeds with intent to garden is a criminal offence, and the state has declared war on the environment and environmentalists by association. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Papercuts and Skittles's national animal is the Papercut, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Papercuts and Skittles is ranked 1,037th in the world and 16th in the West Pacific for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 12,649.18 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

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Largest Information Technology Sector: 740thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 938thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,037thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,080thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,118thMost Avoided: 1,196thMost Influential: 1,283rdTop
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Most Secular: 1,652ndLargest Insurance Industry: 2,383rdHighest Average Incomes: 2,390thHighest Economic Output: 2,801stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,838thLargest Mining Sector: 3,112thLargest Retail Industry: 3,130thSmartest Citizens: 3,396thLargest Gambling Industry: 3,602ndMost Corrupt Governments: 3,817thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3,966thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,088thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 4,271stLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,605thMost Pro-Market: 5,987thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,023rdLargest Publishing Industry: 7,255thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,337thTop
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Largest Populations: 10,397thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 10,797thMost Efficient Economies: 11,591stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 12,467thLargest Black Market: 14,124thRudest Citizens: 14,139thLowest Crime Rates: 14,736thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14,884th
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 8th in the regionMost Avoided: 10th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13th in the regionMost Influential: 13th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 15th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 16th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 18th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 27th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 29th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 33rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 38th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 41st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 53rd in the regionMost Secular: 55th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 57th in the regionTop
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 59th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 59th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 67th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 71st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 87th in the regionLargest Populations: 94th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 107th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 121st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 134th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 150th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 153rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 169th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 204th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 233rd in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 301st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 303rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 325th in the regionRudest Citizens: 361st in the regionMost Stationary: 393rd in the regionLargest Governments: 403rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 439th in the regionMost Developed: 552nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Papercuts and Skittles was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates and Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Papercuts and Skittles, the state has declared war on the environment and environmentalists by association.
  • : Following new legislation in Papercuts and Skittles, possession of tomato seeds with intent to garden is a criminal offence.
  • : Following new legislation in Papercuts and Skittles, citizens who become homeless are immediately executed.
  • : Following new legislation in Papercuts and Skittles, citizens are regularly found digging for treasure in their gardens.
  • : Following new legislation in Papercuts and Skittles, a recent political speech drew the ire of nerds everywhere after the speaker claimed that Darth Vader was Harry Potter's father.
  • : Following new legislation in Papercuts and Skittles, Geoff's new android secretary is the latest media darling.
  • : Following new legislation in Papercuts and Skittles, anyone who so much as looks at Royalty without the proper amount of deference is jailed.
  • : Following new legislation in Papercuts and Skittles, emigrants arrive on foreign shores with nothing but pocket sand.
  • : Following new legislation in Papercuts and Skittles, drug-related crimes carry the death penalty.

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