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Pencil Sharpeners 2

Population6.499 billion

LeaderSupercomputer 00356

CurrencyPencil shaving

The ENDORSE TSUNAMY of Pencil Sharpeners 2 is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Supercomputer 00356 with an iron fist, and remarkable for its parental licensing program, aversion to nipples, and state-planned economy. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 6.499 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 99.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Pencil Sharpeners 2ian economy, worth a remarkable 4,463 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 686,758 Pencil shavings, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Cleaners are very careful not to bump into the big red button on Supercomputer 00356's desk, the diplomatic corps stinks, the controversial show 'Who Wants to be an Immigrant?' has become wildly popular, and surfers ride tsunamis of record height and toxicity. 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 3,709th in the world and 83rd in the South Pacific for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 11,795.03 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

Highest Poor Incomes: 22ndMost Subsidized Industry: 27thLargest Information Technology Sector: 40thHighest Average Incomes: 51stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 53rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 59thMost Secular: 68thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 74thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 106thMost Scientifically Advanced: 125thLargest Black Market: 133rdMost Corrupt Governments: 150thLargest Mining Sector: 174thMost Influential: 189thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 236thLargest Retail Industry: 251stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 327thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 339thMost Avoided: 342ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 351stLargest Governments: 369thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 401stMost Advanced Public Transport: 402ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 426thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 510thMost Advanced Public Education: 642ndSmartest Citizens: 753rdFattest Citizens: 778thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,001stLargest Insurance Industry: 1,073rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,134thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,134thHighest Economic Output: 1,524thTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1,561stNudest: 1,778thRudest Citizens: 2,830thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,928thLowest Crime Rates: 3,240thLargest Gambling Industry: 3,709thMost Cultured: 4,405thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,310thMost Efficient Economies: 5,441stLargest Publishing Industry: 5,452ndTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 9,256thMost Stationary: 10,709thMost Armed: 11,899th
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 Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Black Market: 4th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionMost Secular: 4th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionMost Influential: 5th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 6th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Governments: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 9th in the regionMost Avoided: 10th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 10th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 11th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 11th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 14th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 16th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 16th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 18th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 18th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 22nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 22nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 23rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 23rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 32nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 32nd in the regionNudest: 40th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 47th in the regionTop
Largest Gambling Industry: 83rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 84th in the regionRudest Citizens: 95th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 103rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 110th in the regionMost Cultured: 129th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 150th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 223rd in the regionMost Stationary: 254th in the regionMost Armed: 308th in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 376th in the region

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