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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 6thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 24thMost Efficient Economies: 31st
The Incorporated Entity of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
Insufficient experience to get experience
Viceroy
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Harmonious Paperclips

Population22.794 billion

CapitalCubiclelyse City
LeaderViceroy

CurrencyBzyte
AnimalWestern scrub jay

The Incorporated Entity of Harmonious Paperclips is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Viceroy with an iron fist, and remarkable for its infamous sell-swords, aversion to nipples, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 22.794 billion Harpapzens are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The relatively small, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cubiclelyse City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 67.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Harmonious Paperclipsian economy, worth an astonishing 15,597 trillion Bzytes a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Automobile Manufacturing, and Retail. Average income is a breathtaking 684,282 Bzytes, with the richest citizens earning 8.0 times as much as the poorest.

Moonshine has made a resurgence, Harpapzens are regularly fired for looking at MyFace during their lunch breaks, government bureaucrats spend six hours per day justifying a six-hour workday, and social networking sites have discussion groups devoted to planning terrorist attacks. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force. Harmonious Paperclips's national animal is the Western scrub jay, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Harmonious Paperclips is ranked 5,477th in the world and 48th in the South Pacific for Largest Populations, with 22.8 billion Capita.

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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 6thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 24thMost Efficient Economies: 31stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 43rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 75thLargest Agricultural Sector: 79thLargest Black Market: 81stHighest Average Incomes: 89thMost Subsidized Industry: 118thMost Developed: 123rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 129thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 134thLongest Average Lifespans: 139thLowest Crime Rates: 145thMost Secular: 157thHighest Economic Output: 163rdMost Corrupt Governments: 189thHealthiest Citizens: 194thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 198thMost Scientifically Advanced: 331stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 520thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 533rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 661stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 673rdSmartest Citizens: 738thLargest Retail Industry: 767thLargest Governments: 825thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 905thLargest Mining Sector: 1,168thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,229thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,273rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,377thTop
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Most Stationary: 2,841stRudest Citizens: 3,608thMost Avoided: 3,752ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4,810thLargest Populations: 5,477thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,784thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,915thTop
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Most Influential: 12,082ndLargest Insurance Industry: 19,612thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 21,819th
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 6th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8th in the regionMost Secular: 9th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 10th in the regionMost Developed: 10th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 10th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 12th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 12th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 16th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 19th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 20th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 22nd in the regionLargest Governments: 23rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 24th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 27th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 27th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 32nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 40th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 40th in the regionMost Stationary: 48th in the regionLargest Populations: 48th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 55th in the regionTop
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Most Avoided: 102nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 120th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 185th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 196th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 220th in the regionTop
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Largest Insurance Industry: 669th in the regionMost Influential: 773rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Harmonious Paperclips was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Harmonious Paperclips, social networking sites have discussion groups devoted to planning terrorist attacks.
  • : Following new legislation in Harmonious Paperclips, government bureaucrats spend six hours per day justifying a six-hour workday.
  • : Following new legislation in Harmonious Paperclips, Harpapzens are regularly fired for looking at MyFace during their lunch breaks.
  • : Following new legislation in Harmonious Paperclips, moonshine has made a resurgence.
  • : Following new legislation in Harmonious Paperclips, the government is known to care more about its buildings than its people.
  • : Following new legislation in Harmonious Paperclips, major corporations receive tax breaks for no apparent reason.
  • : Following new legislation in Harmonious Paperclips, it is illegal to have the wrong clock time showing on your microwave oven.
  • : Following new legislation in Harmonious Paperclips, there are traffic jams at sea as diligent customs officers check every part of every ship.
  • : Following new legislation in Harmonious Paperclips, children are brainwashed at a young age to accept "love and peace!" as a way of life.

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