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Highest Poor Incomes: 15thMost Subsidized Industry: 18thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 39th
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Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Conservative Democracy
Stop reading my motto!
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Pencil Sharpeners 2

Population9.663 billion

CapitalPandapolis
LeaderPanda Protector
FaithPandism

CurrencyPencil shaving
AnimalPencil

The Please Endorse Back of Pencil Sharpeners 2 is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Panda Protector with an iron fist, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, public floggings, and state-planned economy. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 9.663 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 99.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Pencil Sharpeners 2ian economy, worth a remarkable 7,403 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 766,201 Pencil shavings, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Neighbouring countries pay to situate their nuclear power plants in Pencil Sharpeners 2, people believe that if you teach a man to fish he won't buy fish from you any more, police officers that upset their bosses get assigned to 24 hour stakeouts of bike sheds, and behind every great person are three dozen other people passing great memos. Crime is totally unknown. Pencil Sharpeners 2's national animal is the Pencil, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Pandism.

Pencil Sharpeners 2 is ranked 242nd in the world and 3rd in the South Pacific for Largest Cheese Export Sector, scoring 14,302.64 on the Mozzarella Productivity Index.

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Highest Poor Incomes: 15thMost Subsidized Industry: 18thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 39thHighest Average Incomes: 40thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 56thLargest Information Technology Sector: 58thMost Secular: 63rdMost Efficient Economies: 76thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 84thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 87thMost Scientifically Advanced: 88thLargest Black Market: 102ndMost Corrupt Governments: 140thLargest Mining Sector: 144thMost Influential: 187thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 215thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 224thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 242ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 248thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 248thLargest Retail Industry: 255thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 257thMost Avoided: 294thLargest Governments: 296thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 314thMost Advanced Public Transport: 383rdMost Armed: 404thFattest Citizens: 481stMost Advanced Public Education: 557thSmartest Citizens: 558thHighest Economic Output: 725thLargest Insurance Industry: 916thHighest Average Tax Rates: 933rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,046thTop
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Rudest Citizens: 1,932ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,091stLargest Publishing Industry: 2,743rdMost Cultured: 2,850thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,883rdLargest Gambling Industry: 3,181stLowest Crime Rates: 3,432ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,557thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,090thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,424thMost Developed: 4,501stMost Stationary: 8,052ndTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 15,513thNudest: 16,751st
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Most Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5th in the regionMost Influential: 5th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6th in the regionLargest Governments: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 7th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 7th in the regionMost Avoided: 8th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 8th in the regionMost Armed: 9th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11th in the regionFattest Citizens: 11th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 13th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 14th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 14th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 14th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 17th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 41st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 56th in the regionRudest Citizens: 62nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 63rd in the regionMost Cultured: 72nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 73rd in the regionTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 80th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 97th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 99th in the regionMost Developed: 132nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 141st in the regionMost Stationary: 161st in the regionLargest Populations: 256th in the regionNudest: 348th in the regionTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 522nd in the region

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