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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 5thMost Efficient Economies: 24thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 27th
The Incorporated Entity of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Insufficient experience to get experience
Viceroy
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Harmonious Paperclips

Population21.391 billion

CapitalCubiclelyse City
LeaderViceroy

CurrencyBzyte
AnimalWestern scrub jay

The Incorporated Entity of Harmonious Paperclips is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Viceroy with an iron fist, and renowned for its smutty television, unlimited-speed roads, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 21.391 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. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 71.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Harmonious Paperclipsian economy, worth an astonishing 14,668 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 685,752 Bzytes, with the richest citizens earning 7.5 times as much as the poorest.

4-year-olds studying for their mathematics exams are anxious that they will be unemployable in adulthood if they fail, the government merely sends empty platitudes whenever natural disasters strike foreign nations, drunk drivers are sentenced to death, and strange lights seen in the sky are officially regarded as weather balloons or hoaxes and nothing else. 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 7,527th in the world and 240th in the South Pacific for Rudest Citizens, with 117.85 Insults Per Minute.

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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 5thMost Efficient Economies: 24thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 27thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 34thLargest Black Market: 59thLargest Information Technology Sector: 68thLargest Agricultural Sector: 78thHighest Average Incomes: 81stMost Subsidized Industry: 81stMost Developed: 115thLongest Average Lifespans: 132ndMost Secular: 132ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 134thLowest Crime Rates: 137thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 145thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 159thHighest Economic Output: 172ndMost Corrupt Governments: 183rdHealthiest Citizens: 197thMost Scientifically Advanced: 413thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 458thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 654thLargest Retail Industry: 681stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 695thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 716thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 776thLargest Governments: 783rdSmartest Citizens: 814thHighest Poor Incomes: 957thLargest Mining Sector: 1,011thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,178thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,750thTop
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Most Stationary: 2,951stMost Avoided: 3,776thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,894thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5,331stLargest Populations: 5,557thRudest Citizens: 7,527thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,793rdTop
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Most Influential: 11,727thMost Authoritarian: 17,491stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 21,821st
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 6th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 8th in the regionMost Secular: 9th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 10th in the regionMost Developed: 10th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 11th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 13th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 14th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 17th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 18th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 20th in the regionLargest Governments: 21st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 23rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 25th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 29th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 30th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 36th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 42nd in the regionLargest Populations: 49th in the regionMost Stationary: 53rd in the regionMost Avoided: 81st in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 146th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 198th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 231st in the regionRudest Citizens: 240th in the regionTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 795th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 828th in the regionMost Influential: 836th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Harmonious Paperclips was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : Following new legislation in Harmonious Paperclips, strange lights seen in the sky are officially regarded as weather balloons or hoaxes and nothing else.
  • : Following new legislation in Harmonious Paperclips, drunk drivers are sentenced to death.
  • : Following new legislation in Harmonious Paperclips, the government merely sends empty platitudes whenever natural disasters strike foreign nations.
  • : 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, bouncers at the door of the sweet shop warn five-year-olds not to cause trouble.
  • : Following new legislation in Harmonious Paperclips, the law says it's okay to sell a bomb to a terrorist so long as they promise not to detonate it.
  • : Following new legislation in Harmonious Paperclips, the richest individuals apparently buy nothing but noodles and toilet paper.
  • : Following new legislation in Harmonious Paperclips, the only places to see Western scrub jays now are at local zoos.
  • : Following new legislation in Harmonious Paperclips, you can call your arthritic immigrant neighbour for all your roof-tiling and guttering needs.

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