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The Panda of Pencil Sharpeners 2

“Stop reading my motto!”

Category: Compulsory Consumerist State
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: the South Pacific

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Pencil Sharpeners 2

Population12.343 billion

CapitalPandapolis
LeaderPanda Protector
FaithAmerionism

CurrencyPencil shaving
AnimalPencil

The Panda of Pencil Sharpeners 2 is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Panda Protector with an iron fist, and remarkable for its aversion to nipples, vat-grown people, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 12.343 billion Pencil Sharpeners Twice are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The relatively small, 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 Twice economy, worth an astonishing 10,944 trillion Pencil shavings a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Average income is a breathtaking 886,692 Pencil shavings, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 7,644,297 per year while the poor average 17,057, a ratio of 448 to 1.

EpiPen sales have skyrocketed, dandruff and athlete's foot are seen as signs of physical beauty, Big Brother is still watching even when your big brother is dead, and shanty towns are forming in the suburbs of major cities. 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 Amerionism.

Pencil Sharpeners 2 is ranked 238th in the world and 12th in the South Pacific for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens, with 90.38 Whatever.

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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 13thMost Subsidized Industry: 16thMost Efficient Economies: 22ndHighest Average Incomes: 22ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 40thMost Secular: 54thLargest Retail Industry: 58thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 70thLargest Information Technology Sector: 76thMost Scientifically Advanced: 80thMost Corrupt Governments: 82ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 86thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 88thLargest Black Market: 88thLargest Mining Sector: 113thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 145thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 154thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 158thRudest Citizens: 166thMost Avoided: 170thFattest Citizens: 195thLargest Governments: 199thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 221stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 238thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 256thMost Armed: 279thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 302ndLargest Gambling Industry: 366thSmartest Citizens: 383rdHighest Economic Output: 397thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 415thMost Advanced Public Transport: 511thLargest Insurance Industry: 548thMost Influential: 595thMost Advanced Public Education: 671stGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 777thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,029thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,171stLargest Publishing Industry: 1,264thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,274thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,405thMost Cultured: 1,421stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,757thTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,769thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,228thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,953rdMost Stationary: 7,137thTop
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 20,861stLowest Crime Rates: 22,418thLargest Populations: 23,444th
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Most Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4th in the regionMost Secular: 5th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 6th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6th in the regionLargest Governments: 6th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 7th in the regionMost Avoided: 8th in the regionRudest Citizens: 8th in the regionFattest Citizens: 9th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 12th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 12th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 13th in the regionMost Armed: 14th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 16th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 23rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 23rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 30th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 35th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 36th in the regionMost Influential: 37th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 37th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 38th in the regionMost Cultured: 39th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 39th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 48th in the regionTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 103rd in the regionMost Stationary: 143rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 189th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 218th in the regionLargest Populations: 259th in the regionTop
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Nudest: 499th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 670th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 779th in the region

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