Largest Information Technology Sector: 817th Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,019th Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,172nd
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, efficient nation, ruled by Geoff with an iron fist, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 10.708 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 2,626 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 49,951st in the world and 2,183rd in the West Pacific for Most Authoritarian, with 0.5 Stalins.

Top
1%
Largest Information Technology Sector: 817thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,019thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,172ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,212thMost Avoided: 1,246thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,280thTop
5%
Most Secular: 1,768thMost Influential: 1,884thLargest Insurance Industry: 2,151stHighest Average Incomes: 2,456thHighest Economic Output: 2,746thLargest Mining Sector: 3,144thLargest Retail Industry: 3,230thSmartest Citizens: 3,624thLargest Gambling Industry: 3,693rdMost Corrupt Governments: 3,748thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,910thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,008thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4,218thLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,082ndGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 6,903rdLargest Publishing Industry: 7,130thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,332ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,374thTop
10%
Largest Populations: 10,173rdMost Pro-Market: 10,873rdMost Efficient Economies: 11,252ndLargest Black Market: 12,432ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 13,304thLowest Crime Rates: 13,771stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 13,821stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14,763rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15,172nd
Top
1%
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 10th in the regionMost Avoided: 11th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 16th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 16th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 18th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 23rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 30th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 33rd in the regionMost Influential: 33rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 33rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 36th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 53rd in the regionMost Secular: 54th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 56th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 63rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 63rd in the regionTop
5%
Largest Gambling Industry: 77th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 78th in the regionLargest Populations: 90th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 110th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 123rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 128th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 141st in the regionLargest Black Market: 148th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 184th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 202nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 279th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 286th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 312th in the regionMost Stationary: 358th in the regionTop
10%
Largest Governments: 402nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 432nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 447th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 448th in the regionMost Developed: 518th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 539th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 540th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : 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.
  • : Papercuts and Skittles was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.

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