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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 728thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,360thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,675th
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Papercuts and Skittles

Population16.168 billion

CapitalNew Brunswick


The Robo Orangugrump of Papercuts and Skittles is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Geoff with an iron fist, and notable for its anti-smoking policies, free-roaming dinosaurs, and digital currency. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 16.168 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 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. The average income tax rate is 28.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Skittlesian economy, worth a remarkable 4,494 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 277,992 Skits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.2 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 10,720th in the world and 222nd in the West Pacific for Most Patriotic, with 39.92 Flags saluted per person per day.

Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 728thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,360thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,675thMost Influential: 1,699thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,866thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,097thTop
Most Avoided: 2,315thHighest Economic Output: 2,569thHighest Average Incomes: 2,646thLargest Mining Sector: 2,900thLargest Black Market: 2,927thSmartest Citizens: 3,546thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,651stHighest Poor Incomes: 4,257thMost Developed: 4,301stMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,557thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,683rdMost Corrupt Governments: 4,757thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,933rdLargest Retail Industry: 5,600thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,229thLowest Crime Rates: 6,916thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,089thMost Secular: 7,575thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,143rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,540thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,051stLargest Governments: 9,493rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,650thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,811thMost Efficient Economies: 10,052ndMost Patriotic: 10,720thTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,623rdMost Advanced Public Education: 13,953rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 14,532ndLargest Populations: 14,801stLargest Gambling Industry: 18,555thMost Advanced Public Transport: 19,043rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 22,250th
Most Influential: 14th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 16th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 22nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 36th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 51st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 51st in the regionMost Avoided: 51st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 52nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 53rd in the regionTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 55th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 60th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 67th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 77th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 82nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 91st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 91st in the regionMost Developed: 103rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 112th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 116th in the regionLargest Populations: 121st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 127th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 136th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 136th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 139th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 140th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 149th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 154th in the regionMost Secular: 171st in the regionLargest Governments: 173rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 183rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 190th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 191st in the regionMost Patriotic: 222nd in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 277th in the regionRudest Citizens: 291st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 299th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 318th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 327th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 394th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 428th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 445th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 462nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 505th in the region

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