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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 6thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 23rdMost Efficient Economies: 31st
The Incorporated Entity of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Insufficient experience to get experience
Viceroy
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Harmonious Paperclips

Population23.256 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 remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, complete lack of prisons, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 23.256 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, 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 68.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Harmonious Paperclipsian economy, worth an astonishing 16,124 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 693,328 Bzytes, with the richest citizens earning 5.7 times as much as the poorest.

Harpapzens incessantly needle their doctors for relief, builders spend more time negotiating "tasteful architecture" than on actual construction, stealing from a clothesline is a serious offence, and the tenet of free speech is held dear. 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 63,453rd in the world and 2,279th in the South Pacific for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring 2,896.31 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 6thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 23rdMost Efficient Economies: 31stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 47thLargest Agricultural Sector: 73rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 73rdLargest Black Market: 75thHighest Average Incomes: 81stMost Subsidized Industry: 104thMost Developed: 118thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 126thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 129thMost Secular: 134thLongest Average Lifespans: 135thLowest Crime Rates: 148thHighest Economic Output: 154thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 185thHealthiest Citizens: 187thMost Corrupt Governments: 195thMost Scientifically Advanced: 333rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 444thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 579thHighest Poor Incomes: 599thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 698thSmartest Citizens: 731stLargest Retail Industry: 744thLargest Governments: 825thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 877thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 890thLargest Mining Sector: 1,167thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,313thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,369thTop
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Most Stationary: 2,795thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,964thRudest Citizens: 3,183rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4,576thMost Patriotic: 5,044thLargest Populations: 5,408thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,463rdLargest Publishing Industry: 7,868thTop
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Most Influential: 11,834thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 20,048th
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 6th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8th in the regionMost Secular: 9th in the regionMost Developed: 10th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 10th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 11th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 12th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 13th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 18th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 19th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 20th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 21st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 23rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 25th in the regionLargest Governments: 25th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 26th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 29th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 33rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 34th in the regionLargest Populations: 48th in the regionMost Stationary: 48th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 49th in the regionTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 90th in the regionRudest Citizens: 111th in the regionMost Patriotic: 122nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 179th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 186th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 236th in the regionTop
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Largest Insurance Industry: 670th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Harmonious Paperclips, the tenet of free speech is held dear.
  • : Following new legislation in Harmonious Paperclips, stealing from a clothesline is a serious offence.
  • : Following new legislation in Harmonious Paperclips, builders spend more time negotiating "tasteful architecture" than on actual construction.
  • : Following new legislation in Harmonious Paperclips, Harpapzens incessantly needle their doctors for relief.
  • : Following new legislation in Harmonious Paperclips, Viceroy's online image is the very model of a modern major leader.
  • : Following new legislation in Harmonious Paperclips, toy versions of heroin paraphernalia let kids pretend to be their favourite TV characters.
  • : Following new legislation in Harmonious Paperclips, tourists often cite 'hiding money in an off-shore banking account' as their main reason to visit the nation.
  • : Following new legislation in Harmonious Paperclips, gambling is outlawed.
  • : Following new legislation in Harmonious Paperclips, urban high-volume mailers now receive their mail via chauffeur-driven limousines.
  • : Following new legislation in Harmonious Paperclips, colonials are offended to find a local animal has been re-named the 'Furry Four-Legged Marsupial Western Scrub Jay'.

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