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Nudest: 1st Highest Crime Rates: 23rd Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 30th
The Eternal Misfortune of
Anarchy
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Frightening
Economy
Imploded
Political Freedom
Corrupted

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Pencil Sharpeners

Population9.004 billion

CapitalPencilpolis
LeaderLeader

CurrencyPencil Shaving
AnimalPencil

The Eternal Misfortune of Pencil Sharpeners is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Leader with a fair hand, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, feral children, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless, devout population of 9.004 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 50.4 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 44 per year while the poor average 0.2, a ratio of 255 to 1.

Graffiti graces every city's streets, many are questioning Leader wearing an Eckie-Ecola baseball cap during a keynote speech, city sidewalks are crowded with overweight people, and street gangs rule most of the nation's major cities. 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 170,354th in the world and 7,629th in the South Pacific for Most Eco-Friendly Governments, scoring -45.83 on the Dolphin Recycling Awareness Index.

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Nudest: 1stHighest Crime Rates: 23rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 30thMost Armed: 31stRudest Citizens: 40thMost Ignorant Citizens: 86thFattest Citizens: 137thMost Rebellious Youth: 141stMost Primitive: 205thMost Avoided: 631stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 700thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 847thMost Politically Free: 1,381stHighest Drug Use: 1,557thTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2,225thMost Devout: 3,055thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,197thMost Extreme: 3,947thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 3,977thMost Pro-Market: 5,373rdMost Inclusive: 6,791stMost Stationary: 7,833rdTop
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Most Influential: 12,702nd
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Nudest: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionMost Armed: 4th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 5th in the regionMost Politically Free: 5th in the regionFattest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Primitive: 8th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 9th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 16th in the regionMost Avoided: 17th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 19th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 20th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 30th in the regionMost Devout: 62nd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 71st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 72nd in the regionTop
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Most Extreme: 83rd in the regionMost Stationary: 150th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 171st in the regionLargest Populations: 234th in the regionMost Inclusive: 242nd in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 726th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Pencil Sharpeners, street gangs rule most of the nation's major cities.
  • : Following new legislation in Pencil Sharpeners, city sidewalks are crowded with overweight people.
  • : Following new legislation in Pencil Sharpeners, many are questioning Leader wearing an Eckie-Ecola baseball cap during a keynote speech.
  • : Following new legislation in Pencil Sharpeners, graffiti graces every city's streets.
  • : Following new legislation in Pencil Sharpeners, the government's new 'Crime Can Fight Itself' policy appears to be backfiring rather badly.
  • : 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, census workers struggle to account for the rapidly increasing number of citizens to tabulate.
  • : Following new legislation in Pencil Sharpeners, government policies change at the drop of a rabbit.
  • : Following new legislation in Pencil Sharpeners, closed universities are currently being converted into McRonald's restaurants.
  • : Following new legislation in Pencil Sharpeners, lonely people are supposed to be cheered up by the many parties that they are never invited to.

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