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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 15thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 21stMost Efficient Economies: 34th
The Incorporated Entity of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Insufficient experience to get experience
Viceroy
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Harmonious Paperclips

Population28.864 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 renowned for its strictly enforced bedtime, infamous sell-swords, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 28.864 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 68.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Harmonious Paperclipsian economy, worth an astonishing 21,216 trillion Bzytes a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Automobile Manufacturing, and Retail. Average income is a breathtaking 735,041 Bzytes, with the richest citizens earning 5.0 times as much as the poorest.

Ethnic minorities are often refused admission to some of the nation's best schools, the government is attempting to revitalize a gutted private sector, telling someone to 'break a leg' is considered a criminal inducement to self harm, and a degree of self-hatred is vital for a future in politics. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Harmonious Paperclips's national animal is the Western scrub jay, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Harmonious Paperclips is ranked 177,760th in the world and 3,232nd in the South Pacific for Most Pro-Market, scoring 41.33 on the Rand Index.

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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 15thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 21stMost Efficient Economies: 34thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 63rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 70thLargest Black Market: 77thHighest Average Incomes: 83rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 86thHighest Economic Output: 106thMost Secular: 116thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 121stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 126thMost Developed: 130thLowest Crime Rates: 138thLongest Average Lifespans: 140thMost Subsidized Industry: 184thHealthiest Citizens: 197thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 200thMost Corrupt Governments: 208thMost Scientifically Advanced: 373rdSmartest Citizens: 577thHighest Poor Incomes: 625thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 659thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 725thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 790thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 862ndLargest Governments: 1,008thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,205thLargest Retail Industry: 1,212thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,215thLargest Mining Sector: 1,433rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,157thMost Stationary: 2,263rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,460thMost Patriotic: 2,900thTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 4,340thLargest Populations: 4,940thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,601stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 6,369thRudest Citizens: 7,760thLargest Insurance Industry: 12,021stMost Influential: 12,961stTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 19,921stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 23,674thMost Authoritarian: 23,958th
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 6th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 7th in the regionMost Developed: 8th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 8th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 8th in the regionMost Secular: 8th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 10th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 12th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 13th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 14th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 16th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 16th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 18th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 20th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 20th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 21st in the regionLargest Governments: 22nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 23rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 33rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 37th in the regionMost Stationary: 39th in the regionLargest Populations: 40th in the regionMost Patriotic: 50th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 55th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 100th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 140th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 143rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 189th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 262nd in the regionTop
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Most Authoritarian: 531st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 553rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Harmonious Paperclips, a degree of self-hatred is vital for a future in politics.
  • : Following new legislation in Harmonious Paperclips, telling someone to 'break a leg' is considered a criminal inducement to self harm.
  • : Harmonious Paperclips was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Rudest Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Harmonious Paperclips, the government is attempting to revitalize a gutted private sector.
  • : Harmonious Paperclips was reclassified from "Psychotic Dictatorship" to "Iron Fist Consumerists".
  • : Following new legislation in Harmonious Paperclips, ethnic minorities are often refused admission to some of the nation's best schools.
  • : Following new legislation in Harmonious Paperclips, new safety regulations require all cars manufactured in Harmonious Paperclips to be bombproof.
  • : Following new legislation in Harmonious Paperclips, pet owners make sure their dogs wear diapers.
  • : Following new legislation in Harmonious Paperclips, meat-eating is frowned upon.
  • : Following new legislation in Harmonious Paperclips, the government only announces the deaths of its members when it's convenient.

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