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Pencil Sharpeners 2 was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 362
Highest Average Incomes: 11thMost Efficient Economies: 16thMost Subsidized Industry: 16th
The Panda of
Compulsory Consumerist State
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Pencil Sharpeners 2

Population14.741 billion

LeaderPanda Protector

CurrencyPencil shaving

The Panda of Pencil Sharpeners 2 is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Panda Protector with an iron fist, and renowned for its vat-grown people, public floggings, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 14.741 billion Pencil Sharpeners Twice are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The relatively small, 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 99.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Pencil Sharpeners Twice economy, worth an astonishing 14,981 trillion Pencil shavings a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Average income is a breathtaking 1,016,326 Pencil shavings, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 6,550,314 per year while the poor average 63,710, a ratio of 102 to 1.

Hiding wrinkles with make-up is illegal, sleep-deprived officials are known to collapse after late night revision for their examinations, there's more vermin than ever on the metro, and many of the poor live from cradle to grave without ever seeing sunlight. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Pencil Sharpeners 2's national animal is the Pencil, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Amerionism.

Pencil Sharpeners 2 is ranked 32nd in the world and 5th in the South Pacific for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring 55,461.31 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

Highest Average Incomes: 11thMost Efficient Economies: 16thMost Subsidized Industry: 16thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 19thLargest Retail Industry: 20thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 23rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 32ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 38thMost Corrupt Governments: 54thMost Secular: 55thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 56thLargest Black Market: 57thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 70thLargest Information Technology Sector: 72ndLargest Gambling Industry: 79thMost Armed: 86thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 96thLargest Mining Sector: 104thFattest Citizens: 104thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 111thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 114thMost Avoided: 119thRudest Citizens: 137thLargest Governments: 171stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 177thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 216thMost Patriotic: 225thHighest Economic Output: 231stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 240thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 248thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 294thSmartest Citizens: 299thHighest Crime Rates: 310thLargest Agricultural Sector: 353rdLargest Insurance Industry: 354thMost Advanced Public Transport: 456thMost Rebellious Youth: 526thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 533rdMost Influential: 547thLargest Publishing Industry: 634thMost Advanced Public Education: 657thMost Cultured: 807thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,473rdTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,713thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,806thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3,705thMost Stationary: 6,299thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,823rdTop
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 18,265thLargest Populations: 20,254th
Most Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Governments: 6th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 7th in the regionMost Patriotic: 7th in the regionMost Secular: 7th in the regionMost Armed: 8th in the regionRudest Citizens: 8th in the regionFattest Citizens: 8th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 9th in the regionMost Avoided: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 11th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 11th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 12th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 16th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 17th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 17th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 19th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 20th in the regionMost Influential: 28th in the regionMost Cultured: 29th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 36th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 42nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 74th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 84th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 95th in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 127th in the regionLargest Populations: 223rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 234th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 392nd in the regionTop
Nudest: 632nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 819th in the regionMost Developed: 951st in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 1,139th in the region

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