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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 5thMost Efficient Economies: 25thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 27th
The Incorporated Entity of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
Insufficient experience to get experience
Viceroy
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Harmonious Paperclips

Population21.153 billion

CapitalCubiclelyse City
LeaderViceroy

CurrencyBzyte
AnimalWestern scrub jay

The Incorporated Entity of Harmonious Paperclips is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Viceroy with an iron fist, and notable for its complete lack of prisons, suspicion of poets, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 21.153 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, moralistic, 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. The average income tax rate is 70.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Harmonious Paperclipsian economy, worth an astonishing 14,479 trillion Bzytes a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Automobile Manufacturing, and Retail. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is a breathtaking 684,517 Bzytes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.1 times as much as the poorest.

Monocled merchants with funny accents are applying for Harmonious Paperclipsian citizenship in droves, contestants on Harmonious Paperclips's Got Talent are screened by the government to make sure that they actually have talent, only persecuted professionals need apply, and government-run screening operations remove embryos with severe genetic disorders. 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 teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Harmonious Paperclips is ranked 205,779th in the world and 7,609th in the South Pacific for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 0.9 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 5thMost Efficient Economies: 25thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 27thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 33rdLargest Black Market: 61stLargest Information Technology Sector: 68thLargest Agricultural Sector: 75thHighest Average Incomes: 81stMost Subsidized Industry: 82ndMost Developed: 98thLongest Average Lifespans: 113thMost Secular: 128thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 135thHighest Poor Incomes: 139thLowest Crime Rates: 139thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 153rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 157thHighest Economic Output: 168thMost Corrupt Governments: 186thHealthiest Citizens: 192ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 351stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 451stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 668thLargest Retail Industry: 676thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 694thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 783rdLargest Governments: 794thSmartest Citizens: 811thLargest Mining Sector: 985thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,149thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,425thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,662ndTop
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Most Stationary: 2,973rdMost Avoided: 3,709thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4,668thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,812thLargest Populations: 5,582ndRudest Citizens: 8,175thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,493rdTop
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Most Influential: 11,784thMost Authoritarian: 15,041stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19,308th
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 6th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 6th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 8th in the regionMost Secular: 8th in the regionMost Developed: 9th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 9th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 11th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 12th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 14th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 16th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 18th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 18th in the regionLargest Governments: 22nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 23rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 26th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 28th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 29th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 30th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 43rd in the regionLargest Populations: 50th in the regionMost Stationary: 53rd in the regionTop
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Most Avoided: 86th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 138th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 175th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 226th in the regionRudest Citizens: 257th in the regionTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 698th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 717th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Harmonious Paperclips, government-run screening operations remove embryos with severe genetic disorders.
  • : Following new legislation in Harmonious Paperclips, only persecuted professionals need apply.
  • : Following new legislation in Harmonious Paperclips, contestants on Harmonious Paperclips's Got Talent are screened by the government to make sure that they actually have talent.
  • : Following new legislation in Harmonious Paperclips, monocled merchants with funny accents are applying for Harmonious Paperclipsian citizenship in droves.
  • : Following new legislation in Harmonious Paperclips, selling your granddad's clothes requires an incredible amount of paperwork.
  • : Following new legislation in Harmonious Paperclips, anti-government web sites are springing up.
  • : Following new legislation in Harmonious Paperclips, social media sites prompt users to send birthday greetings to unresponsive nonagenarians.
  • : Following new legislation in Harmonious Paperclips, administrative districts are increasingly defined by their taste in housing architecture.
  • : Following new legislation in Harmonious Paperclips, a degree of self-hatred is vital for a future in politics.
  • : Following new legislation in Harmonious Paperclips, most ambassadors from Harmonious Paperclips retire only a few years after being appointed.

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