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Highest Poor Incomes: 16thMost Subsidized Industry: 21stHighest Average Incomes: 40th
The Please Endorse Back of
Father Knows Best State
Stop reading my motto!
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Pencil Sharpeners 2

Population9.692 billion

CapitalPandapolis
LeaderPanda Protector
FaithPandism

CurrencyPencil shaving
AnimalPencil

The Please Endorse Back of Pencil Sharpeners 2 is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Panda Protector with an iron fist, and remarkable for its aversion to nipples, soft-spoken computers, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 9.692 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 99.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Pencil Sharpeners 2ian economy, worth a remarkable 7,432 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 766,850 Pencil shavings, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Wood-framed catapults are ready to launch diseased corpses into besieged cities, government ministers claim to ride dragons to work, TV shows must meet strict ethnicity quotas, and theft is considered to be okay if the crime happened a long time ago. 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 Pandism.

Pencil Sharpeners 2 is ranked 131,993rd in the world and 5,742nd in the South Pacific for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1.94 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

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Highest Poor Incomes: 16thMost Subsidized Industry: 21stHighest Average Incomes: 40thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 43rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 56thLargest Information Technology Sector: 62ndMost Secular: 65thMost Efficient Economies: 77thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 85thMost Scientifically Advanced: 86thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 87thLargest Black Market: 104thMost Corrupt Governments: 140thLargest Mining Sector: 143rdMost Influential: 186thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 217thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 225thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 246thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 252ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 252ndLargest Retail Industry: 256thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 258thMost Avoided: 295thLargest Governments: 297thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 315thMost Advanced Public Transport: 393rdMost Armed: 405thFattest Citizens: 478thMost Advanced Public Education: 562ndSmartest Citizens: 565thHighest Economic Output: 724thLargest Insurance Industry: 923rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 940thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,054thTop
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Rudest Citizens: 1,946thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,087thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,687thMost Cultured: 2,808thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,888thLargest Gambling Industry: 3,179thLowest Crime Rates: 3,434thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,604thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,961stMost Rebellious Youth: 4,440thMost Developed: 4,592ndMost Stationary: 8,032ndTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 15,739thHighest Drug Use: 15,829thNudest: 16,837th
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Most Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4th in the regionMost Influential: 5th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6th in the regionLargest Governments: 6th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 7th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 8th in the regionMost Avoided: 8th in the regionMost Armed: 9th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11th in the regionFattest Citizens: 11th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 14th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 14th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 15th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 17th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 41st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 60th in the regionRudest Citizens: 62nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 62nd in the regionMost Cultured: 71st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 71st in the regionTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 86th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 97th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 99th in the regionMost Developed: 133rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 139th in the regionMost Stationary: 161st in the regionLargest Populations: 256th in the regionNudest: 347th in the regionTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 518th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 536th in the region

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