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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 18thMost Subsidized Industry: 22ndHighest Average Incomes: 30th
The PANDA of
Capitalist Paradise
Stop Reading My Motto!
Influence
Apprentice
Council on Regional Security Member
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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Pencil Sharpeners 2

Population11.475 billion

CapitalPandapolis
LeaderPanda Protector
FaithPandism

CurrencyPencil shaving
AnimalPencil

The PANDA of Pencil Sharpeners 2 is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Panda Protector with an even hand, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, ubiquitous missile silos, and flagrant waste-dumping. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 11.475 billion Pencil Sharpeners Twice are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The medium-sized, corrupt, pro-business 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 a remarkable 9,572 trillion Pencil shavings a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Average income is a breathtaking 834,192 Pencil shavings, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 6,723,789 per year while the poor average 23,517, a ratio of 285 to 1.

People reciting Shakespeare have become a common sight, savvy nightclub-goers know that structurally unsound venues sell the cheapest drinks, the government prides itself on being smug and condescending to idiots, and copyright laws have been abolished. 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 205,445th in the world and 7,810th in the South Pacific for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring -4.47 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 18thMost Subsidized Industry: 22ndHighest Average Incomes: 30thMost Efficient Economies: 41stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 50thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 61stMost Secular: 69thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 73rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 77thMost Scientifically Advanced: 89thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 89thRudest Citizens: 90thLargest Black Market: 99thMost Corrupt Governments: 99thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 115thLargest Retail Industry: 119thLargest Mining Sector: 139thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 183rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 185thMost Influential: 186thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 189thMost Avoided: 212thLargest Governments: 228thFattest Citizens: 233rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 246thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 270thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 321stMost Armed: 323rdSmartest Citizens: 438thHighest Economic Output: 514thMost Advanced Public Transport: 516thLargest Gambling Industry: 588thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 598thMost Advanced Public Education: 655thLargest Insurance Industry: 747thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 870thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,008thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,525thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,676thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,804thMost Cultured: 1,808thTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 2,462ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3,771stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,146thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,831stMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,749thMost Stationary: 7,386thLowest Crime Rates: 11,231stTop
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Most Pro-Market: 20,737thHighest Drug Use: 21,641stLargest Populations: 22,891st
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Highest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionRudest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Secular: 5th in the regionLargest Governments: 6th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 6th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 6th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 6th in the regionMost Influential: 7th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 8th in the regionFattest Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Avoided: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 13th in the regionMost Armed: 13th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 14th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 15th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 15th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 16th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 18th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 21st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 22nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 27th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 41st in the regionMost Cultured: 45th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 46th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 49th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 66th in the regionTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 127th in the regionMost Stationary: 151st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 163rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 180th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 236th in the regionLargest Populations: 261st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 346th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 367th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 388th in the regionTop
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Nudest: 508th in the region

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