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Highest Poor Incomes: 11th Most Subsidized Industry: 27th Largest Information Technology Sector: 47th
The PANDA of
Father Knows Best State
Stop reading my motto!
Influence
Truckler
CRS Member
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Pencil Sharpeners 2

Population6.162 billion

CapitalPandapolis
LeaderSupercomputer 00356

CurrencyPencil shaving
AnimalPencil

The PANDA of Pencil Sharpeners 2 is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Supercomputer 00356 with an iron fist, and renowned for its infamous sell-swords, state-planned economy, and pith helmet sales. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 6.162 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 98.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Pencil Sharpeners 2ian economy, worth a remarkable 4,153 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 674,089 Pencil shavings, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Wheelchair users complain it is nearly impossible for them to cross the road in Pandapolis, Humongo-Mart's Beef 'n Pencil Lasagne is a hit, you can say what you like about the genocidal murderers that rule Pencil Sharpeners 2 but at least the trains run on time, and ten thousand Pencil Sharpeners 2ian soldiers recently invaded a nation occupied by two senior citizens and a dachshund. 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 961st in the world and 34th in the South Pacific for Largest Cheese Export Sector, scoring 10,151.55 on the Mozzarella Productivity Index.

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Highest Poor Incomes: 11thMost Subsidized Industry: 27thLargest Information Technology Sector: 47thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 52ndHighest Average Incomes: 58thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 67thMost Secular: 68thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 78thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 102ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 110thLargest Black Market: 132ndMost Corrupt Governments: 153rdLargest Mining Sector: 170thMost Influential: 187thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 242ndLargest Retail Industry: 269thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 314thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 353rdMost Avoided: 384thLargest Governments: 417thMost Advanced Public Transport: 430thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 433rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 441stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 522ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 553rdMost Advanced Public Education: 694thFattest Citizens: 843rdSmartest Citizens: 877thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 961stLargest Insurance Industry: 1,069thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,147thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,380thNudest: 1,556thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 1,699thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,078thRudest Citizens: 2,872ndLargest Gambling Industry: 3,103rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,487thLowest Crime Rates: 3,582ndMost Cultured: 5,145thMost Efficient Economies: 5,527thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,103rdLargest Publishing Industry: 6,340thTop
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Most Stationary: 11,003rdMost Armed: 12,456th
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Highest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor 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 Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Black Market: 4th in the regionMost Secular: 5th in the regionMost Influential: 5th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 6th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8th in the regionLargest Governments: 9th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 10th in the regionMost Avoided: 10th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 10th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 11th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 12th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 15th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 15th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 16th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 19th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 22nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 22nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 24th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 24th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 28th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 34th in the regionNudest: 35th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 39th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 62nd in the regionTop
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Largest Gambling Industry: 71st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 88th in the regionRudest Citizens: 97th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 101st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 126th in the regionMost Cultured: 135th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 177th in the regionMost Stationary: 262nd in the regionMost Armed: 287th in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 390th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 519th in the regionMost Developed: 652nd in the region

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