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Most Subsidized Industry: 23rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 27thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 29th
The PANDA of
Capitalist Paradise Decent Hardworking Self-Starters
Stop Reading My Motto!
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Apprentice
Council on Regional Security Member
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Pencil Sharpeners 2

Population11.109 billion

CapitalPandapolis
LeaderPanda Protector
FaithPandism

CurrencyPencil shaving
AnimalPencil

The PANDA of Pencil Sharpeners 2 is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Panda Protector with an even hand, and notable for its daily referendums, frequent executions, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 11.109 billion Pencil Sharpeners 2ians 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 2ian economy, worth a remarkable 9,079 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 817,329 Pencil shavings, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 5,829,352 per year while the poor average 37,681, a ratio of 154 to 1.

Artists from across the nation compete to renovate the restrooms of old government buildings, crocodile roadkill is smeared across the asphalt of the new Formula One track, beggars on the street are often heard asking for spare votes, and dictionary sales have hit an all-time high. 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 220,131st in the world and 8,424th in the South Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -1097.33 on the Hayek Index.

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Most Subsidized Industry: 23rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 27thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 29thHighest Average Incomes: 34thMost Efficient Economies: 47thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 56thMost Secular: 60thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 76thLargest Information Technology Sector: 80thMost Scientifically Advanced: 97thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 100thLargest Black Market: 100thMost Corrupt Governments: 105thLargest Mining Sector: 134thRudest Citizens: 135thMost Influential: 148thLargest Retail Industry: 152ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 161stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 196thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 200thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 208thLargest Governments: 238thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 238thMost Avoided: 240thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 277thFattest Citizens: 284thMost Armed: 332ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 343rdSmartest Citizens: 438thMost Advanced Public Transport: 468thHighest Economic Output: 548thMost Advanced Public Education: 608thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 763rdLargest Insurance Industry: 769thLargest Gambling Industry: 776thHighest Average Tax Rates: 962ndGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,244thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,381stLargest Publishing Industry: 1,859thMost Cultured: 2,053rdMost Rebellious Youth: 2,169thTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 3,361stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,612thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,212thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4,834thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,283rdLowest Crime Rates: 6,877thMost Stationary: 7,500th
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionMost Secular: 5th in the regionLargest Governments: 6th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 6th in the regionMost Influential: 7th in the regionRudest Citizens: 7th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 8th in the regionFattest Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9th in the regionMost Avoided: 9th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 12th in the regionMost Armed: 13th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 14th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 14th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 15th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 17th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 18th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 22nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 23rd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 30th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 32nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 49th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 51st in the regionMost Cultured: 56th in the regionTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 91st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 96th in the regionMost Stationary: 155th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 157th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 202nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 205th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 226th in the regionLargest Populations: 258th in the regionTop
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Nudest: 559th in the region

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