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Papercuts and Skittles

Population14.494 billion

CapitalNew Brunswick


The Robo Orangugrump of Papercuts and Skittles is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Geoff with an iron fist, and renowned for its frequent executions, public floggings, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 14.494 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, well-organized 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. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 21.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Skittlesian economy, worth a remarkable 4,009 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 276,618 Skits, with the richest citizens earning 5.5 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 26,748th in the world and 395th in the West Pacific for Rudest Citizens, with 92.73 Insults Per Minute.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 623rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 676thMost Influential: 925thMost Avoided: 1,034thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,285thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,393rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,551stLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,024thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 2,527thLargest Mining Sector: 2,571stHighest Economic Output: 2,713thLargest Black Market: 2,832ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,159thSmartest Citizens: 3,492ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,919thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,072ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,345thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,375thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,435thMost Developed: 5,154thLargest Retail Industry: 5,315thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,139thLowest Crime Rates: 6,756thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,267thMost Secular: 7,299thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,358thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,651stLargest Governments: 8,998thMost Efficient Economies: 9,100thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,145thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,817thTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 10,950thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,548thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,698thLargest Populations: 15,281stLargest Gambling Industry: 18,107thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 18,847thMost Advanced Public Transport: 20,844thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 21,658th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 12th in the regionMost Influential: 12th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 14th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 20th in the regionMost Avoided: 26th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 34th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 49th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 50th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 52nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 57th in the regionTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 62nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 62nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 76th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 78th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 84th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 84th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 89th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 105th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 105th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 114th in the regionMost Developed: 126th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 127th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 132nd in the regionLargest Populations: 133rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 135th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 141st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 153rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 171st in the regionLargest Governments: 174th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 187th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 192nd in the regionMost Secular: 221st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 229th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 256th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 325th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 351st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 388th in the regionRudest Citizens: 395th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 408th in the regionMost Stationary: 439th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 449th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 492nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 568th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 235 » Bran Astor, Gryphonian Alliance, Kittenlicious, Pandaland III, Wyndward, Westwind, Win Mints, Torkvale, Twisted Duality, Oronia, Comia Noracon, WyEast, Leukogeras, BoxcarJim, Kisovec, DiscGolfLand, Acropylae, Mirchusko, The United Republic of Westend, Coung Komands, New Belia, United Adaikes, Wickedly evil people, Thyrall, Glorious Existence, Oometz, Avadon, 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, and 185 others.Escapitania, Condonohia, Moriari, Lynier, Matism, Maria, Meedvheyt, Numpties, The Undivided, Fourth European Reich, Cryland, Rivello, Ostindische, Tropical Isles, Crazy Waters, Loegries, Marshalia, Arnic, Constantinopolisia, Isle Royale, The Rega, Sik Levi, Granducato Toscana, Great Sheriffdom, My Anxiety, The United Tribes of Bantai, Mercia Regnum, Fumafuma, Atheist States of Philippines, Pastern, Bigstickistan, Pandaland II, Enormous Norman, Xupqeu, Dank Content, Akshireuya, Illista, Einherfell, Fielure, Redenya, Bhang Bhang Duc, 3kruimels, Paschalia, Probablynotverygoodistan, Marina Nova, United States of Northern America, The divisive isolationists, Quevilis, Britain and Nations, Holmani, Imperial Eascalsh Ohavillbell, Sultanat of Turkistan, Squornshelan Remnant States, San Mazer, New Cerveza, The Fourth Redoubt, Cro Magnon, Resurgence City, Pi Island, Kalla, Western End Them Son, Free Radio States, Libterraria, Q The Almighty, Ingentis Novus, Rubberduckia, Sniki, Albyion Kingdom, Refugeeria, Santos-Dominius, Scationtanland, Vlobbania, Kiensu, Athrid HullHund, The North American Assembly, Nieubasria, Fuentana, Zoran, Antahbrantahstan, IndyCar Racing, Gastenburg, Pernacyvokya, SBAHJlandia, The Isle of Burgrass, Mediobogdum, Recuecn, Eskaton, Vasilism, Shirwan, Iriso, East Swedesia, Al-Amanah, Saronistan, Demetrian, Arvladma, Amanohara, The Northeastern Confederation, Plankstein, Parinan, Estriacea, Fujai, Anuubis, Saransh, Formenor, Baxterra, Flatanistan, Ostellan, Pepinooo, Kathlenia, Nas Crustium, New Caterse, Orandia, Ahssn, Ignuei, Gracelantia, Craiolia, Theicor, Troodan, Binoulia, Inner Paniumati, Neoteutonia, Sirulinuck, Greater Lavenia, Carvell, Volkason, Thacountry, Twin Tiers Metropolis, Najwanxus, Willow Gate, Democratic Peoples Freedonia, Fallen Iron Duke, Itrusca, Tyyyyysylvania, Critterland, Sniper Slayers, Irador, Grand Republic of the Sun, Atlasan, El Facil, San Diego Islands, Cumidava, Qapaq Suyu, Professor Thomas, SV Equinox, Fars Akyla, Nusmia, Bucals Kagotoaion, The Eastern Pennsylvanian State, Emark, Region of Dwipantara, Giovanniland, New Velka, Zollipsia, Samueliebox, Dilber, Organisation of North American Nations, Nowns Soveria, Armis Maxima, Hamburg Neo, Pilonistan, Blakyria, IXIMMXVIII, United Alliance of the North, Madarna, Orson Welles, Brouca, Shining Needle Kingdom, Yaok, Betsomarik, Aldesport, BIteland, Ostrogothaland, Yaspica, Diaconstipation, The Vergville, Kurabis, Av Libertas Vindex, Newfieisland, Hertfordshire and Jammbo, Dalimbar, Dominguez Hills, Valocke, Nagaraningrad, No-no land, and The Grandest Empire.

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