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Highest Poor Incomes: 15th Most Subsidized Industry: 31st Largest Information Technology Sector: 44th
The Eternal Misfortune of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Stop reading my motto!
CRS Member
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom

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Pencil Sharpeners 2

Population5.565 billion

CapitalPencil Sharpeners 2 City
LeaderSupercomputer 00356

CurrencyPencil shaving

The Eternal Misfortune of Pencil Sharpeners 2 is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Supercomputer 00356 with an iron fist, and notable for its museums and concert halls, deadly medical pandemics, and state-planned economy. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 5.565 billion Pencil Sharpeners 2ians 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 medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Pencil Sharpeners 2 City. The average income tax rate is 98.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Pencil Sharpeners 2ian economy, worth a remarkable 3,611 trillion Pencil shavings a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Retail. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is a breathtaking 648,968 Pencil shavings, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Journalists often nap through tedious police press briefings, everybody's got wood thanks to Supercomputer 00356, the Pencil Sharpeners 2ian delegation to the World Assembly is having a hard time convincing people that international law will "pay for itself somehow...", and the relatives of suicide victims tend to be angry rather than sad. Crime is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Pencil Sharpeners 2's national animal is the Pencil, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Pencil Sharpeners 2 is ranked 1,120th in the world and 20th in the South Pacific for Most Extensive Public Healthcare, scoring 12,847.24 on the Theresa-Nightingale Rating.

Highest Poor Incomes: 15thMost Subsidized Industry: 31stLargest Information Technology Sector: 44thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 65thHighest Average Incomes: 65thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 67thMost Secular: 104thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 124thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 136thLargest Black Market: 142ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 142ndMost Corrupt Governments: 163rdLargest Mining Sector: 181stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 252ndLargest Retail Industry: 300thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 311thMost Influential: 337thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 411thMost Avoided: 417thMost Advanced Public Transport: 441stLargest Governments: 454thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 462ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 590thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 608thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 611thMost Advanced Public Education: 752ndSmartest Citizens: 1,050thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,120thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,144thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,208thFattest Citizens: 1,252ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,428thTop
Rudest Citizens: 1,876thHighest Economic Output: 2,038thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,126thLowest Crime Rates: 3,213thNudest: 3,500thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,953rdLargest Gambling Industry: 4,108thMost Efficient Economies: 5,594thMost Cultured: 5,941stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,463rdLargest Publishing Industry: 8,159thTop
Most Stationary: 11,562ndMost Conservative: 16,134thMost Rebellious Youth: 17,421stMost Authoritarian: 18,054th
Highest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 4th in the regionMost Influential: 5th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 5th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionMost Secular: 8th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9th in the regionMost Avoided: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 10th in the regionLargest Governments: 11th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 12th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 13th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 15th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 17th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 20th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 23rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 25th in the regionFattest Citizens: 27th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 28th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 28th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 34th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 34th in the regionRudest Citizens: 60th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 69th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 81st in the regionTop
Largest Gambling Industry: 86th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 93rd in the regionNudest: 106th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 146th in the regionMost Cultured: 154th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 228th in the regionMost Stationary: 276th in the regionLargest Populations: 396th in the regionTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 439th in the regionMost Developed: 597th in the region

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