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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 707thMost Avoided: 1,091stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,324th
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Papercuts and Skittles

Population15.764 billion

CapitalNew Brunswick


The Robo Orangugrump of Papercuts and Skittles is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Geoff with an iron fist, and renowned for its closed borders, prohibition of alcohol, and ban on automobiles. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 15.764 billion Skitters 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 relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Brunswick. The average income tax rate is 30.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Skittlesian economy, worth a remarkable 4,378 trillion Skits a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Retail. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 277,760 Skits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.2 times as much as the poorest.

Money can't buy happiness but it can buy immunity to prosecution, package deals offer tourists the chance to visit the frozen remains of the previous tour group, the new cheese tax is colloquially known as "wheel welfare", and most Skittlesian video games are banned in other countries. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Papercuts and Skittles's national animal is the Papercut, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Papercuts and Skittles is ranked 6,400th in the world and 132nd in the West Pacific for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 14,784.94 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 707thMost Avoided: 1,091stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,324thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,390thMost Influential: 1,416thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,730thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,742ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,020thTop
Highest Economic Output: 2,591stHighest Average Incomes: 2,609thLargest Black Market: 2,671stLargest Mining Sector: 2,864thSmartest Citizens: 3,558thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,899thMost Developed: 4,228thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,274thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,540thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,646thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,844thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5,036thLargest Retail Industry: 5,637thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,400thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,845thLowest Crime Rates: 6,903rdMost Secular: 7,705thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,089thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,977thLargest Governments: 9,368thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,770thMost Efficient Economies: 9,904thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,136thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 12,251stTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 14,156thMost Valuable International Artwork: 14,221stLargest Populations: 14,947thLargest Gambling Industry: 19,514thMost Advanced Public Transport: 19,866thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 22,098thMost Stationary: 24,104th
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 13th in the regionMost Influential: 14th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 21st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 22nd in the regionMost Avoided: 28th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 35th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 47th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 50th in the regionLargest Black Market: 51st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 51st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 52nd in the regionTop
Highest Average Incomes: 61st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 67th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 77th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 82nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 85th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 92nd in the regionMost Developed: 98th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 114th in the regionLargest Populations: 119th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 128th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 132nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 135th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 137th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 139th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 150th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 152nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 154th in the regionLargest Governments: 169th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 191st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 194th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 194th in the regionMost Secular: 195th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 279th in the regionTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 291st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 325th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 328th in the regionMost Stationary: 343rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 348th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 413th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 469th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 475th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 518th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 568th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 166 » Gryphonian Alliance, Kittenlicious, Wyndward, Westwind, Twisted Duality, Oronia, Comia Noracon, Leukogeras, BoxcarJim, Kisovec, DiscGolfLand, Acropylae, Mirchusko, New Belia, Wickedly evil people, Thyrall, Glorious Existence, Robbinston, Dreamers for Hope, Shaktirajya, Champaign, New Democratic Republic of Russia, Psikuta, Liberillia, Nevafornia, Archonina, Fallgriffin, The Father-Land, Greynne, Ferroia, Ellcrys, Greg Tucker, Divina Patriae, Common Good, Mathematania, Triestine, Orcatortugs, Svanland, Nedtherland, Atopias, Escapitania, Condonohia, Moriari, Lynier, Matism, Maria, Meedvheyt, The Undivided, Fourth European Reich, Rivello, and 116 others.Tropical Isles, Crazy Waters, Loegries, Marshalia, Arnic, Constantinopolisia, Isle Royale, The Rega, Granducato Toscana, Great Sheriffdom, The United Tribes of Bantai, Fumafuma, Atheist States of Philippines, Pandaland II, Xupqeu, Akshireuya, Einherfell, Redenya, Probablynotverygoodistan, Marina Nova, The divisive isolationists, Holmani, Imperial Eascalsh Ohavillbell, Sultanat of Turkistan, Squornshelan Remnant States, San Mazer, New Cerveza, Cro Magnon, Kalla, Western End Them Son, Libterraria, Q The Almighty, Ingentis Novus, Albyion Kingdom, Vlobbania, Kiensu, Athrid HullHund, The North American Assembly, Nieubasria, Fuentana, Zoran, Antahbrantahstan, IndyCar Racing, The Isle of Burgrass, Mediobogdum, Vasilism, East Swedesia, Al-Amanah, Saronistan, Arvladma, Amanohara, Fujai, Anuubis, Formenor, Flatanistan, Kathlenia, Nas Crustium, New Caterse, Gracelantia, Theicor, Inner Paniumati, Greater Lavenia, Volkason, Willow Gate, Fallen Iron Duke, Irador, Grand Republic of the Sun, El Facil, San Diego Islands, Professor thomas, Nusmia, Bucals Kagotoaion, Giovanniland, New Velka, Samueliebox, Dilber, Organisation of North American Nations, Hamburg Neo, Orson Welles, Shining Needle Kingdom, Aldesport, BIteland, Ostrogothaland, Yaspica, Valocke, The First Earth Empire, Corbeil, Podium, Bhang Bhang Duc, Zuriath, Rowdy, Muad-Dib, Befiehl, Eastern Bahia, Wellington Bingbong, Plarland Amex, Schlesien-Galizien, Lodiberdade, Schantan, Weratt, North South Westoria, Galaxy Meows, Sensorland, Valentibus, Husac, Dictator s, The Anti-Social Socialists, Larxia, Havenetidia, KenyaAA, The Tynister, Lothundy, Av Libertas Vindex, Rajtech, Miraxandredoliaaxizogstan, and Dowaesk.

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