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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 693rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 819thMost Influential: 1,007th
The Robo Orangugrump of
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Perhaps Night is So Dark Because Day is Much Too Bright
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Papercuts and Skittles

Population14.915 billion

CapitalNew Brunswick


The Robo Orangugrump of Papercuts and Skittles is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Geoff with an iron fist, and renowned for its flagrant waste-dumping, prohibition of alcohol, and digital currency. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 14.915 billion Skitters are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The relatively small, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Brunswick. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 23.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Skittlesian economy, worth a remarkable 4,153 trillion Skits a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Retail. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 278,483 Skits, with the richest citizens earning 5.4 times as much as the poorest.

Money can't buy happiness but it can buy immunity to prosecution, package deals offer tourists the chance to visit the frozen remains of the previous tour group, the new cheese tax is colloquially known as "wheel welfare", and most Skittlesian video games are banned in other countries. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Papercuts and Skittles's national animal is the Papercut, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Papercuts and Skittles is ranked 8,701st in the world and 135th in the West Pacific for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector, scoring 23,847.94 on the Charon Conveyancy Index.

Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 693rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 819thMost Influential: 1,007thMost Avoided: 1,044thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,297thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,435thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,597thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,081stTop
Highest Average Incomes: 2,529thHighest Economic Output: 2,641stLargest Mining Sector: 2,696thLargest Black Market: 2,853rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,204thSmartest Citizens: 3,500thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,072ndMost Corrupt Governments: 4,286thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,429thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,544thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,641stMost Developed: 4,869thLargest Retail Industry: 5,332ndLargest Publishing Industry: 6,174thLowest Crime Rates: 6,783rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,498thMost Secular: 7,675thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,394thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,701stLargest Governments: 9,115thMost Efficient Economies: 9,476thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,529thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,718thTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 12,220thMost Valuable International Artwork: 12,413thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,644thLargest Populations: 15,198thLargest Gambling Industry: 18,970thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 20,409thMost Advanced Public Transport: 20,833rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 22,246th
Most Influential: 13th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 14th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 14th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 20th in the regionMost Avoided: 26th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 33rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 43rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 47th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 49th in the regionLargest Black Market: 55th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 58th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 59th in the regionTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 74th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 75th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 80th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 82nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 88th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 106th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 109th in the regionMost Developed: 114th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 120th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 126th in the regionLargest Populations: 131st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 132nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 135th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 136th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 142nd in the regionLargest Governments: 162nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 167th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 180th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 194th in the regionMost Secular: 203rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 205th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 284th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 306th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 345th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 352nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 356th in the regionMost Stationary: 396th in the regionRudest Citizens: 402nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 406th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 475th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 549th in the region

World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 210 » Gryphonian Alliance, Kittenlicious, Pandaland III, Wyndward, Westwind, Win Mints, Torkvale, Twisted Duality, Oronia, Comia Noracon, Leukogeras, BoxcarJim, Kisovec, DiscGolfLand, Acropylae, Mirchusko, Coung Komands, New Belia, Wickedly evil people, Thyrall, Glorious Existence, Robbinston, Dreamers for Hope, Shaktirajya, Champaign, New Democratic Republic of Russia, Psikuta, Liberillia, Nevafornia, Archonina, Fallgriffin, The Father-Land, Greynne, Ferroia, Ellcrys, Greg Tucker, Divina Patriae, Common Good, Mathematania, Triestine, Orcatortugs, Svanland, Nedtherland, Atopias, Escapitania, Condonohia, Moriari, Lynier, Matism, Maria, and 160 others.Meedvheyt, The Undivided, Fourth European Reich, Cryland, Rivello, Ostindische, Tropical Isles, Crazy Waters, Loegries, Marshalia, Arnic, Constantinopolisia, Isle Royale, The Rega, Sik Levi, Granducato Toscana, Great Sheriffdom, The United Tribes of Bantai, Mercia Regnum, Fumafuma, Atheist States of Philippines, Pastern, Bigstickistan, Pandaland II, Xupqeu, Dank Content, Akshireuya, Einherfell, Redenya, Probablynotverygoodistan, Marina Nova, United States of Northern America, The divisive isolationists, Britain and Nations, Holmani, Imperial Eascalsh Ohavillbell, Sultanat of Turkistan, Squornshelan Remnant States, San Mazer, New Cerveza, The Fourth Redoubt, Cro Magnon, Resurgence City, Pi Island, Kalla, Western End Them Son, Free Radio States, Libterraria, Q The Almighty, Ingentis Novus, Rubberduckia, Sniki, Albyion Kingdom, Refugeeria, Santos-Dominius, Vlobbania, Kiensu, Athrid HullHund, The North American Assembly, Nieubasria, Fuentana, Zoran, Antahbrantahstan, IndyCar Racing, SBAHJlandia, The Isle of Burgrass, Mediobogdum, Vasilism, Shirwan, Iriso, East Swedesia, Al-Amanah, Saronistan, Arvladma, Amanohara, The Northeastern Confederation, Plankstein, Fujai, Anuubis, Formenor, Baxterra, Flatanistan, Ostellan, Pepinooo, Kathlenia, Nas Crustium, New Caterse, Ahssn, Gracelantia, Craiolia, Theicor, Binoulia, Inner Paniumati, Neoteutonia, Greater Lavenia, Volkason, Thacountry, Twin Tiers Metropolis, Willow Gate, Democratic Peoples Freedonia, Fallen Iron Duke, Critterland, Sniper Slayers, Irador, Grand Republic of the Sun, Atlasan, El Facil, San Diego Islands, Cumidava, Qapaq Suyu, Professor Thomas, SV Equinox, Nusmia, Bucals Kagotoaion, The Eastern Pennsylvanian State, Emark, Region of Dwipantara, Giovanniland, New Velka, Samueliebox, Dilber, Organisation of North American Nations, Armis Maxima, Hamburg Neo, Pilonistan, IXIMMXVIII, Orson Welles, Brouca, Shining Needle Kingdom, Yaok, Betsomarik, Aldesport, BIteland, Ostrogothaland, Yaspica, The Vergville, Kurabis, Newfieisland, Valocke, No-no land, The First Earth Empire, Corbeil, Podium, Fhaengshia, The Muh Granis, Greater Vismel, Zuriath, Hertfordshire and Jammbo, Rowdy, Muad-Dib, Cancotilianzal, Bingusia, Avadon, Befiehl, A virtual triad, Bobki, Nagaraningrad, His Enduring Majesty, Anarinko, and East Carelia.

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