Largest Information Technology Sector: 912th Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,046th Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,177th
The Place In the Sun of
Compulsory Consumerist State
Perhaps Night Is So Dark Because Day is Much Too Bright
Geoff
Regional Influence
Squire
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 sprawling nuclear power plants, avant-garde cinema, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 10.901 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 3.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Skittlesian economy, worth a remarkable 2,673 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 245,257 Slits, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,278,522 per year while the poor average 25,352, a ratio of 50.4 to 1.

There have been reports of people marrying housepets, children in school learn that marriage and slavery go hand in hand, the government's official stance on religion is that it is so very silly, and oddly patriotic flash mobs spontaneously sing the national anthem. 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 3,716th in the world and 75th in the West Pacific for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 13,460.07 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

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1%
Largest Information Technology Sector: 912thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,046thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,177thMost Avoided: 1,245thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,250thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,299thTop
5%
Most Secular: 1,966thLargest Insurance Industry: 2,155thMost Influential: 2,396thHighest Average Incomes: 2,483rdHighest Economic Output: 2,706thLargest Mining Sector: 3,180thLargest Retail Industry: 3,391stLargest Gambling Industry: 3,716thSmartest Citizens: 3,718thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,757thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,969thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4,168thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,649thLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,311thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,045thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,091stLargest Publishing Industry: 7,239thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 7,400thTop
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Largest Populations: 10,023rdMost Efficient Economies: 11,520thMost Pro-Market: 12,140thLargest Black Market: 12,337thLowest Crime Rates: 13,793rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 14,574thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 15,015thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15,363rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 15,723rd
Top
1%
Most Avoided: 11th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 13th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 17th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 22nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 25th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 29th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 30th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 33rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 38th in the regionMost Influential: 46th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 58th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 59th in the regionMost Secular: 60th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 61st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 69th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 75th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 75th in the regionLargest Populations: 93rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 101st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 116th in the regionTop
5%
Largest Black Market: 152nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 152nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 173rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 212th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 226th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 300th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 321st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 322nd in the regionMost Stationary: 337th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 422nd in the regionLargest Governments: 434th in the regionMost Developed: 564th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 575th in the regionTop
10%
Most Pro-Market: 604th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 619th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 748th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 804th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 843rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 914th in the regionRudest Citizens: 1,087th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Papercuts and Skittles was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Law Enforcement.
  • : Papercuts and Skittles's influence in The West Pacific fell from "Apprentice" to "Squire".
  • : Papercuts and Skittles was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Secular.
  • : Following new legislation in Papercuts and Skittles, oddly patriotic flash mobs spontaneously sing the national anthem.
  • : Following new legislation in Papercuts and Skittles, the government's official stance on religion is that it is so very silly.
  • : Following new legislation in Papercuts and Skittles, children in school learn that marriage and slavery go hand in hand.
  • : Following new legislation in Papercuts and Skittles, there have been reports of people marrying housepets.
  • : Following new legislation in Papercuts and Skittles, entire provinces are populated solely by nuclear missile technicians and military police.
  • : Papercuts and Skittles was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Rudest Citizens.
  • : Papercuts and Skittles was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Law Enforcement.

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