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The PS2 Puppet of Pencil Sharpeners

“Stop Reading My Motto!”

Category: Anarchy
Civil Rights:
Frightening
Economy:
Imploded
Political Freedoms:
Corrupted

Location: Nudist Dreamland

Regional Influence: Vassal

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The PS2 Puppet of Pencil Sharpeners is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Leader with a fair hand, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, daily referendums, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless, devout population of 16.402 billion Pencil Sharpeners live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded, corrupt, liberal, pro-business, outspoken individuals keep a keen eye out for any attempt to organize such a thing, and ruthlessly crush it. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Pencilpolis. Income tax is unheard of.

The imploded Pencil Sharpener economy, worth 91.9 billion Pencil Shavings a year, defies classification, with the entire state effectively one black market. Average income is 5 Pencil Shavings, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 38 per year while the poor average 0.3, a ratio of 129 to 1.

The government prefers to leave the past buried, prices fluctuate manically for no fathomable reason, a sledgehammer and a spray can are seen as the default tools of political debate, and government officials frequently cut taxes as a distraction from antics with their secretaries. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Pencil Sharpeners's national animal is the Pencil, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Pencil Sharpeners is ranked 277,595th in the world and 64th in Nudist Dreamland for Largest Cheese Export Sector, scoring -40.99 on the Mozzarella Productivity Index.

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Nudest: 2ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10thHighest Crime Rates: 14thMost Armed: 20thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 32ndRudest Citizens: 33rdMost Ignorant Citizens: 54thMost Rebellious Youth: 54thMost Avoided: 56thFattest Citizens: 74thMost Primitive: 125thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 578thMost Politically Free: 1,054thHighest Drug Use: 1,408thMost Pro-Market: 1,741stGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,807thMost Extreme: 2,303rdMost Devout: 2,457thTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 3,249thMost Inclusive: 3,660thTop
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Largest Populations: 17,973rdMost Extensive Civil Rights: 24,111thMost Influential: 24,830th
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Nudest: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Politically Free: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Devout: 3rd in the region

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