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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 9thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 20thMost Efficient Economies: 34th
The Incorporated Entity of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Insufficient experience to get experience
Viceroy
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Harmonious Paperclips

Population26.211 billion

CapitalCubiclelyse City
LeaderViceroy

CurrencyBzyte
AnimalWestern scrub jay

The Incorporated Entity of Harmonious Paperclips is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Viceroy with an iron fist, and notable for its frequent executions, free-roaming dinosaurs, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 26.211 billion Harpapzens are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cubiclelyse City. The average income tax rate is 70.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Harmonious Paperclipsian economy, worth an astonishing 18,982 trillion Bzytes a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Automobile Manufacturing, and Retail. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is a breathtaking 724,222 Bzytes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

Vats of anabolic steroids are being dumped into the ocean to make Harmonious Paperclipsian mussels the biggest in the South Pacific, citizens are allowed to rise or fall based on their own merits, advertisers are struggling to make water sound cool to a twitchy public, and kids are gathering at the local soda shop to celebrate staying out past sundown. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force. Harmonious Paperclips's national animal is the Western scrub jay, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Harmonious Paperclips is ranked 1,806th in the world and 52nd in the South Pacific for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 1.17 million Standard Monetary Units.

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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 9thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 20thMost Efficient Economies: 34thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 50thLargest Information Technology Sector: 59thLargest Black Market: 60thLargest Agricultural Sector: 69thHighest Average Incomes: 74thMost Secular: 98thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 101stMost Developed: 114thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 116thHighest Economic Output: 122ndMost Subsidized Industry: 122ndLongest Average Lifespans: 125thHighest Poor Incomes: 140thLowest Crime Rates: 148thHealthiest Citizens: 186thMost Corrupt Governments: 197thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 202ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 329thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 470thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 630thSmartest Citizens: 639thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 730thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 838thLargest Governments: 888thLargest Retail Industry: 999thLargest Mining Sector: 1,215thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,334thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,412thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,806thMost Stationary: 2,521stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,607thTop
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Most Patriotic: 3,643rdMost Advanced Public Education: 4,583rdLargest Populations: 5,127thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5,804thRudest Citizens: 6,432ndLargest Publishing Industry: 6,667thMost Influential: 13,478thTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 19,904thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 23,799thMost Authoritarian: 23,896thLargest Insurance Industry: 25,373rd
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 9th in the regionMost Secular: 9th in the regionMost Developed: 9th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 9th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 10th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 13th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 16th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 16th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 18th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 22nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 22nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 24th in the regionLargest Governments: 24th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 27th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 27th in the regionMost Stationary: 42nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 42nd in the regionLargest Populations: 42nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 46th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 52nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 80th in the regionMost Patriotic: 89th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 122nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 192nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 196th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 216th in the regionTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 593rd in the regionMost Influential: 858th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1,013th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 1,037th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,129th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Harmonious Paperclips, kids are gathering at the local soda shop to celebrate staying out past sundown.
  • : Following new legislation in Harmonious Paperclips, advertisers are struggling to make water sound cool to a twitchy public.
  • : Following new legislation in Harmonious Paperclips, citizens are allowed to rise or fall based on their own merits.
  • : Following new legislation in Harmonious Paperclips, vats of anabolic steroids are being dumped into the ocean to make Harmonious Paperclipsian mussels the biggest in the South Pacific.
  • : Following new legislation in Harmonious Paperclips, the nation frequently scolds its subject territories for staying up past bedtime.
  • : Following new legislation in Harmonious Paperclips, economists claim no news is good news.
  • : Following new legislation in Harmonious Paperclips, shell-shocked refugees are made to provide Immigration with lively renditions of 'Dancing Queen'.
  • : Following new legislation in Harmonious Paperclips, 4-year-olds studying for their mathematics exams are anxious that they will be unemployable in adulthood if they fail.
  • : Following new legislation in Harmonious Paperclips, foreign planes and migratory birds are shot down as spies.
  • : Following new legislation in Harmonious Paperclips, litter collection has replaced fast food as the most popular after-school job.

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