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Most Subsidized Industry: 28th Largest Information Technology Sector: 51st Highest Average Incomes: 54th
The Minster of Regional Affairs of
Father Knows Best State
Stop reading my motto!
Minister of Regional Affairs / CRS Member
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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Pencil Sharpeners 2

Population6.888 billion

LeaderSupercomputer 00356

CurrencyPencil shaving

The Minster of Regional Affairs of Pencil Sharpeners 2 is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Supercomputer 00356 with an iron fist, and notable for its museums and concert halls, barren, inhospitable landscape, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 6.888 billion Pencil Sharpeners 2ians 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 medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Pandapolis. The average income tax rate is 99.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Pencil Sharpeners 2ian economy, worth a remarkable 4,757 trillion Pencil shavings a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Retail. Average income is a breathtaking 690,643 Pencil shavings, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,581,229 per year while the poor average 129,423, a ratio of 19.9 to 1.

Pandapolis's iconic yellow taxis are nowhere to be seen, a wide-ranging purge of leading officials and family members is being carried out by Supercomputer 00356, Ollie the Oiled Seal welcomes throngs of tourists to the newly opened Oil Oasis Water Park, and chalkboards are replaced with billboards in the classroom. Crime is totally unknown. Pencil Sharpeners 2's national animal is the Pencil, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Pencil Sharpeners 2 is ranked 969th in the world and 14th in the South Pacific for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring 11,798.5 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

Most Subsidized Industry: 28thLargest Information Technology Sector: 51stHighest Average Incomes: 54thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 57thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 58thMost Secular: 65thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 74thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 98thMost Scientifically Advanced: 117thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 128thMost Corrupt Governments: 138thLargest Black Market: 140thMost Influential: 177thLargest Mining Sector: 181stLargest Retail Industry: 209thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 252ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 260thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 322ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 323rdMost Avoided: 329thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 332ndLargest Governments: 361stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 389thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 496thMost Advanced Public Transport: 497thFattest Citizens: 656thMost Advanced Public Education: 687thSmartest Citizens: 723rdLargest Insurance Industry: 969thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 997thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,220thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,233rdHighest Economic Output: 1,393rdTop
Rudest Citizens: 1,723rdLargest Gambling Industry: 2,742ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,170thLowest Crime Rates: 3,741stMost Cultured: 4,121stHighest Poor Incomes: 4,360thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,065thMost Efficient Economies: 5,294thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,401stMost Armed: 7,793rdTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 9,029thMost Stationary: 10,393rdHighest Drug Use: 10,624thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 14,345th
Highest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Black Market: 4th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionMost Influential: 5th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 6th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9th in the regionLargest Governments: 9th in the regionMost Avoided: 10th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 12th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 14th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 15th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 15th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 17th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 18th in the regionFattest Citizens: 19th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 23rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 24th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 25th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 35th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 49th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 54th in the regionRudest Citizens: 63rd in the regionTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 102nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 105th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 106th in the regionMost Cultured: 124th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 130th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 153rd in the regionMost Armed: 170th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 221st in the regionMost Stationary: 224th in the regionLargest Populations: 338th in the regionTop
Highest Drug Use: 344th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 470th in the regionMost Developed: 630th in the region

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