by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 631stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 677thMost Influential: 933rd
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Papercuts and Skittles

Population14.546 billion

CapitalNew Brunswick


The Robo Orangugrump of Papercuts and Skittles is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Geoff with an iron fist, and notable for its pith helmet sales, ubiquitous missile silos, and anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 14.546 billion Skitters are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The relatively small, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Brunswick. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 21.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Skittlesian economy, worth a remarkable 4,019 trillion Skits a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Retail. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 276,303 Skits, with the richest citizens earning 5.7 times as much as the poorest.

Money can't buy happiness but it can buy immunity to prosecution, package deals offer tourists the chance to visit the frozen remains of the previous tour group, the new cheese tax is colloquially known as "wheel welfare", and most Skittlesian video games are banned in other countries. 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 8,865th in the world and 198th in the West Pacific for Highest Poor Incomes, with 108,138.56 Standard Monetary Units.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 631stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 677thMost Influential: 933rdMost Avoided: 1,028thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,293rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,371stLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,555thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,050thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 2,536thLargest Mining Sector: 2,585thHighest Economic Output: 2,711thLargest Black Market: 2,893rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,194thSmartest Citizens: 3,510thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,992ndMost Corrupt Governments: 4,079thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,359thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,383rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,443rdMost Developed: 5,214thLargest Retail Industry: 5,342ndLargest Publishing Industry: 6,142ndLowest Crime Rates: 6,785thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,329thMost Secular: 7,366thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,430thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,865thLargest Governments: 9,053rdMost Efficient Economies: 9,146thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,312thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,949thTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 11,253rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,714thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,829thLargest Populations: 15,277thLargest Gambling Industry: 18,280thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 19,309thMost Advanced Public Transport: 21,029thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 21,960th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 12th in the regionMost Influential: 12th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 14th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 21st in the regionMost Avoided: 26th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 34th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 49th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 50th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 52nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 58th in the regionTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 62nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 63rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 75th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 77th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 84th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 86th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 90th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 110th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 114th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 116th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 127th in the regionMost Developed: 130th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 131st in the regionLargest Populations: 133rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 136th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 141st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 160th in the regionLargest Governments: 174th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 179th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 198th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 198th in the regionMost Secular: 221st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 234th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 257th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 331st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 355th in the regionRudest Citizens: 381st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 389th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 419th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 420th in the regionMost Stationary: 433rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 500th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 583rd in the region

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Endorsements Received: 230 » Bran Astor, Gryphonian Alliance, Kittenlicious, Pandaland III, Wyndward, Westwind, Win Mints, Torkvale, Twisted Duality, Oronia, Comia Noracon, WyEast, Leukogeras, BoxcarJim, Kisovec, DiscGolfLand, Acropylae, Mirchusko, The United Republic of Westend, Coung Komands, New Belia, United Adaikes, Wickedly evil people, Thyrall, Glorious Existence, Oometz, Avadon, Robbinston, Dreamers for Hope, Shaktirajya, Champaign, New Democratic Republic of Russia, Psikuta, Liberillia, Nevafornia, Archonina, Fallgriffin, The Father-Land, Greynne, Ferroia, Ellcrys, Greg Tucker, Divina Patriae, Common Good, Mathematania, Triestine, Orcatortugs, Svanland, Nedtherland, Atopias, and 180 others.Escapitania, Condonohia, Moriari, Lynier, Matism, Maria, Meedvheyt, Numpties, The Undivided, Fourth European Reich, Cryland, Rivello, Ostindische, Tropical Isles, Crazy Waters, Loegries, Marshalia, Arnic, Constantinopolisia, Isle Royale, The Rega, Sik Levi, Granducato Toscana, Great Sheriffdom, My Anxiety, The United Tribes of Bantai, Mercia Regnum, Fumafuma, Atheist States of Philippines, Pastern, Bigstickistan, Pandaland II, Xupqeu, Dank Content, Akshireuya, Illista, Einherfell, Fielure, Redenya, Bhang Bhang Duc, 3kruimels, Probablynotverygoodistan, Marina Nova, United States of Northern America, The divisive isolationists, Quevilis, Britain and Nations, Holmani, Imperial Eascalsh Ohavillbell, Sultanat of Turkistan, Squornshelan Remnant States, San Mazer, New Cerveza, The Fourth Redoubt, Cro Magnon, Resurgence City, Pi Island, Kalla, Western End Them Son, Free Radio States, Libterraria, Q The Almighty, Ingentis Novus, Rubberduckia, Sniki, Albyion Kingdom, Refugeeria, Santos-Dominius, Scationtanland, Vlobbania, Kiensu, Athrid HullHund, The North American Assembly, Nieubasria, Fuentana, Zoran, Antahbrantahstan, IndyCar Racing, Gastenburg, Pernacyvokya, SBAHJlandia, The Isle of Burgrass, Mediobogdum, Eskaton, Vasilism, Shirwan, Iriso, East Swedesia, Al-Amanah, Saronistan, Demetrian, Arvladma, Amanohara, The Northeastern Confederation, Plankstein, Parinan, Estriacea, Fujai, Anuubis, Formenor, Baxterra, Flatanistan, Ostellan, Pepinooo, Kathlenia, Nas Crustium, New Caterse, Orandia, Ahssn, Ignuei, Gracelantia, Craiolia, Theicor, Troodan, Binoulia, Inner Paniumati, Neoteutonia, Sirulinuck, Greater Lavenia, Carvell, Volkason, Thacountry, Twin Tiers Metropolis, Najwanxus, Willow Gate, Democratic Peoples Freedonia, Fallen Iron Duke, Itrusca, Tyyyyysylvania, Critterland, Sniper Slayers, Irador, Grand Republic of the Sun, Atlasan, El Facil, San Diego Islands, Cumidava, Qapaq Suyu, Professor Thomas, SV Equinox, Fars Akyla, Nusmia, Bucals Kagotoaion, The Eastern Pennsylvanian State, Emark, Region of Dwipantara, Giovanniland, New Velka, Zollipsia, Samueliebox, Dilber, Organisation of North American Nations, Nowns Soveria, Armis Maxima, Hamburg Neo, Pilonistan, Blakyria, IXIMMXVIII, Madarna, Orson Welles, Brouca, Shining Needle Kingdom, Yaok, Betsomarik, Aldesport, BIteland, Ostrogothaland, Yaspica, Diaconstipation, The Vergville, Kurabis, Av Libertas Vindex, Newfieisland, Dalimbar, Valocke, Nagaraningrad, No-no land, The Grandest Empire, The First Earth Empire, and Bobki.

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