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Most Subsidized Industry: 19thHighest Average Incomes: 23rdMost Efficient Economies: 30th
The Panda of
Compulsory Consumerist State
Stop reading my motto!
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Pencil Sharpeners 2

Population11.844 billion

LeaderPanda Protector

CurrencyPencil shaving

The Panda of Pencil Sharpeners 2 is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Panda Protector with an iron fist, and notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, smutty television, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 11.844 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 99.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Pencil Sharpeners Twice economy, worth an astonishing 10,252 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 865,621 Pencil shavings, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 3,433,402 per year while the poor average 147,380, a ratio of 23.3 to 1.

Bread-gangs raid restaurant waste bins to stockpile uneaten rolls, the police think a properly conducted criminal investigation is a real pain, people regularly disappear off the streets and all evidence of them is destroyed, and the daily weather forecast often predicts light showers of debris. Crime is totally unknown. 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 4,924th in the world and 166th in the South Pacific for Most Valuable International Artwork, with 79.41 Bank.

Most Subsidized Industry: 19thHighest Average Incomes: 23rdMost Efficient Economies: 30thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 40thMost Secular: 66thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 74thLargest Information Technology Sector: 81stMost Scientifically Advanced: 88thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 89thMost Corrupt Governments: 90thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 90thLargest Black Market: 92ndLargest Retail Industry: 93rdLargest Mining Sector: 125thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 133rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 161stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 162ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 167thMost Avoided: 194thLargest Governments: 204thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 211thFattest Citizens: 224thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 266thMost Armed: 301stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 308thMost Influential: 336thRudest Citizens: 369thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 394thSmartest Citizens: 430thLargest Gambling Industry: 438thHighest Economic Output: 453rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 487thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 573rdLargest Insurance Industry: 601stMost Advanced Public Education: 670thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,012thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,355thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,464thMost Cultured: 1,591stLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,593rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,632ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,161stTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,848thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,188thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,924thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,094thMost Stationary: 7,238thTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 16,284thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 22,420thLargest Populations: 22,523rd
Most Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionMost Secular: 5th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 6th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 6th in the regionLargest Governments: 6th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 6th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 8th in the regionFattest Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Avoided: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10th in the regionMost Influential: 11th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 12th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 13th in the regionMost Armed: 13th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 13th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 15th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 18th in the regionRudest Citizens: 18th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 22nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 26th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 37th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 40th in the regionMost Cultured: 42nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 44th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 45th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 60th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 67th in the regionTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 109th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 118th in the regionMost Stationary: 144th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 166th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 180th in the regionLargest Populations: 253rd in the regionTop
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 433rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 457th in the regionNudest: 551st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Pencil Sharpeners 2, the daily weather forecast often predicts light showers of debris.
  • : Following new legislation in Pencil Sharpeners 2, people regularly disappear off the streets and all evidence of them is destroyed.
  • : Following new legislation in Pencil Sharpeners 2, the police think a properly conducted criminal investigation is a real pain.
  • : Following new legislation in Pencil Sharpeners 2, bread-gangs raid restaurant waste bins to stockpile uneaten rolls.
  • : Pencil Sharpeners 2 was endorsed by The Republic of North Kanuckistan.
  • : Pencil Sharpeners 2 was endorsed by The Collective of Islastal.
  • : Pencil Sharpeners 2 voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Death Penalty Ban".
  • : Following new legislation in Pencil Sharpeners 2, the nation's drinking water tends to glow green at night.
  • : Following new legislation in Pencil Sharpeners 2, tech-mad citizens think that the laser-powered bread-slicer uPhone App is the coolest thing since sliced bread.
  • : Following new legislation in Pencil Sharpeners 2, destitute AIs lurk around online bulletin boards begging for spare Pencil shavings.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 293 » Centristvill, Euro Pacifica, Hanguk-Nippon, Nova Montron, Concrete Slab, Menesynchro, Cokoland, Jammlandia, Curlyhoward, Trotkys paradise, Oxyliteral, Scu Greinne, Rishiku, Neewbrasil, The United Pirate Cities of Flotilla, Kylania, Auphelia, Raven Can, WI SD EA D, Jehenna, USNE2018, Of Cheddar, Si-topia, Beepee, Roterdamia, The Founding Citadel, Bawkie, Shoinkwishima, The Plebeian States, Qvait, SteamPunk Squirrels, Catsonya, Sthalrim, The Two Jerseys, Wusas, Land Without Shrimp, Abarri, Galaician Empire, Unojo, Monstrous Island, Truskawkoland, Gidonia, Kiasu-ism, Banglazstrogaria, Blaash, Vardanfel, Purple Hyacinth, Kandorith, Yuveska, Marstella, and 243 others.Central German Empire, The Imperial Of Notsep, Dovan Con Kabizzores, Outer Utonixick Gollinican, Bartonia Nova, Hong Kong Kowloon and New Territories, Taigama, Rebel-topia, Treir, Bear Connors Paradiso, The Solar System Scope, Aoz, Borielo, Idiono, HUElavia, Andinla, Nori Natto, Drystar, Not Austria, Marinho Islands, The SpaceNeo-Goryeo Etymological Society, South Caleblan, Rotenaplistan, Centia Deran, The 3rdGodKing, Malonlandia, Avalonica, Weryalachiressaraxiatopia, Antarctic Empires, New Balticarica, Holy Free, House Ahsanul, Tsvetania, Freavia, Canmore, Berlana, Nowa Europa, Darakin, Rosdrikk, Ralphburg, Amerion, Indolos, Shefino, Dasko, Crystal Creation, Tepertopia, Aschenburg, Sapientiano, 11th Infanterie-Division, Seliyan progressive Islands, Kucaland, Grianal, Communist Darskaya Republic, Maerist, Corgitopiaa, Rubelios, Blondiesland, Mollergham, Wakandan Tribes, A leftover country, Glen Cooley, Isokenzar, Arvan Irawer, Tsunamy, Salguod, Linden Oak, Yeses, Southern Numenor, Hakk Fiss, Vicken, Doraya, Myndia, Kingpins, Itani, Doss Kingly, Western Fardelshufflestein, Yavemaya, Direwolf1, Page 53, Kijubistan, Holota, The Degenerate Weebs, Eareamland, The Timhilan, Steviland, Linguiniland, Laamiva, Bleakfoot, Rectionk, Wehraboos, Kelle Sondians, Guvnurag, Sanden, Bohenia, Luddinlande, Maeiland, Kafeine, Unielvan Millorvium, Pmta, Mauricean Islands, Fasire, Aumeltopia, Wardoeka, Myhomecountry, Peskorea, Galactic Gelatin, El-Sallia, Dirkistan, Storalia, Alaninia, Ceutalia, Lugentzdort, HORLALEK, Proctethia, Zuleit, Conexia, Lyland, Soem, Rad Asia, East Mantis, Noire Denholm, Fighting Kawi Ninja, Aidenfieeld, Britun, The West Valley Mountains, Operahouse, Ebonhand, Baltenlands, Three Rivia Levr, Belschaft, Dereistic, Katikstan, Martzian, Yeldarbsland, Volaworand, Doundaly, Los Lonley Boys, Great Andora, Havenfell, Privatore, Heliophilia, Transvolcanic, Pamela And Hepatitis, Lesinteil, Pax Dracon, Hypersensible Crybabies, Gentea, Emmer, Xergiokia, Walloonia, Gonrati, Yellunstryer, South Blossom, Bravoosia, Mapico, Aresten, West Pastafaria, Mincestia, East Nagaland, Egryae, New Itomorii, Tioloman, Poopisiya, New Qafedemar, Brunier, Honey Cake, The naked people, Maximvs Tarvgvs Rex, Hardoniaa, Ullan, Ancient Slobovia, South Western Korea, Native Inhabitants of Antarctica, Steampunk Engineers, Baked Potato Pie, Zaelith, Eskvenn, Geckos with Shades, Myness, Farengeto, Zosnor, Center Lisle, Sandaoguo, New Mercator, Enplatia, Depressed Nation, Felgary, Bichedder, Apartment 11F, Cuuldere, PenguinPies, The Stolen Lands, Koraloa, Anserisa, Zolooloo, Charisma Bonus, Quh, Japanese Federal Republic, Phanama, Kantahania, Calistan, Gymnostan, InnWorm, River Fork, Las Puentes, Sedunn, Choman, Cheesevania, The United Expanse, Utondara, Marcaelia, Erinor, The ColdWyvernian Undead, Doge Land, Turks of The Eastern Calculus, Kroumos, Witchcraft and Sorcery, Pi Ttamgwa Nunmul, Velarin, St Scurry and Jelly, Greater Scottdascoda, Escevola, Farelonia, Bergenu, RestartAll, Kallassius, Gnosis Party Corner, Arkannadia, Ipugao, The Langburn Islands, MNAF 7th Airborne Forces Regiment, St Oaks, Abyssal Phantasm, Noimosini, The Republic Of Williamsburg, North Catimestistrianes, Fire Islands, Wallechi, Kimungu, NIGHTRAY, Brochure, Islastal, and North Kanuckistan.

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