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Highest Drug Use: 2ndNudest: 2ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6th
The Eternal Misfortune of
Anarchy
Influence
Truckler
Civil Rights
Frightening
Economy
Imploded
Political Freedom
Corrupted

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Pencil Sharpeners

Population19.777 billion

CapitalPencilpolis
LeaderLeader

CurrencyPencil Shaving
AnimalPencil

The Eternal Misfortune of Pencil Sharpeners is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Leader with a fair hand, and remarkable for its deadly medical pandemics, unlimited-speed roads, and fear of technology. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 19.777 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 110 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.

Most academic research has ground to a halt, Leader's speeches are beloved by insomniacs, children of nonreligious parents are often barred from school festival events, and one lone government employee can be seen hunting for the elusive stray white dog. 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 304,172nd in the world and 66th in Nudist Dreamland for Largest Cheese Export Sector, scoring -43.93 on the Mozzarella Productivity Index.

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Highest Drug Use: 2ndNudest: 2ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6thHighest Crime Rates: 11thMost Armed: 13thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 23rdMost Rebellious Youth: 32ndRudest Citizens: 34thMost Avoided: 36thMost Ignorant Citizens: 47thFattest Citizens: 59thMost Primitive: 107thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 552ndMost Politically Free: 1,256thMost Devout: 1,697thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,914thMost Pro-Market: 2,144thTop
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Most Inclusive: 3,122ndMost Corrupt Governments: 4,013thMost Extreme: 4,352ndTop
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Largest Populations: 16,669thMost Influential: 18,182ndMost Stationary: 22,613thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 25,354th
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Highest Drug Use: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionNudest: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionMost Politically Free: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 3rd in the regionTop
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Most Devout: 4th in the regionMost Inclusive: 5th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Pencil Sharpeners, one lone government employee can be seen hunting for the elusive stray white dog.
  • : Following new legislation in Pencil Sharpeners, children of nonreligious parents are often barred from school festival events.
  • : Following new legislation in Pencil Sharpeners, Leader's speeches are beloved by insomniacs.
  • : Following new legislation in Pencil Sharpeners, most academic research has ground to a halt.
  • : Following new legislation in Pencil Sharpeners, small towns have started burning historical buildings in hopes of attracting tourists.
  • : Following new legislation in Pencil Sharpeners, the nation's historic treasures have been sold off to Maxtopia's "Museum of Pencil Sharpener Artifacts That They're Too Stupid to Appreciate".
  • : Following new legislation in Pencil Sharpeners, procrastination is a national sport.
  • : Following new legislation in Pencil Sharpeners, sex-ed is child's play.
  • : Following new legislation in Pencil Sharpeners, literature classes frequently go on field trips to rock concerts.
  • : Pencil Sharpeners lodged a message on the Nudist Dreamland Regional Message Board.

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