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The PS2 Puppet of Pencil Sharpeners

“Stop reading my motto!”

Category: Anarchy
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Location: Nudist Dreamland

Regional Influence: Apprentice


The PS2 Puppet of Pencil Sharpeners is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Leader with a fair hand, and renowned for its daily referendums, rampant corporate plagiarism, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless, devout population of 13.633 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 76.3 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.

Small towns have started burning historical buildings in hopes of attracting tourists, people say that smog must be good for you because of its healthy green colour, religious epiphanies are often cited as a reason for high school drop-outs, and blocked storm drains cause sanitation problems. 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 239,960th in the world and 56th in Nudist Dreamland for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring -97.11 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

Nudest: 2ndHighest Crime Rates: 19thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 19thMost Armed: 26thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 39thRudest Citizens: 46thMost Ignorant Citizens: 68thMost Rebellious Youth: 81stFattest Citizens: 102ndMost Primitive: 154thMost Avoided: 335thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 623rdMost Politically Free: 1,344thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,580thHighest Drug Use: 1,618thMost Pro-Market: 2,008thMost Extreme: 2,187thTop
Most Devout: 3,342ndMost Corrupt Governments: 3,541stMost Inclusive: 4,618thTop
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 14,319thLargest Populations: 19,914th
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Politically Free: 1st in the regionNudest: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Primitive: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 2nd in the regionTop
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 3rd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionMost Devout: 5th in the region

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