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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 543rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 700thMost Influential: 892nd
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Papercuts and Skittles

Population14.267 billion

CapitalNew Brunswick


The Robo Orangugrump of Papercuts and Skittles is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Geoff with an iron fist, and remarkable for its frequent executions, parental licensing program, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 14.267 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 17.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Skittlesian economy, worth a remarkable 3,922 trillion Skits a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an amazing 274,901 Skits, with the richest citizens earning 5.9 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 202,021st in the world and 5,669th in the West Pacific for Most Primitive, scoring -523.03 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 543rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 700thMost Influential: 892ndMost Avoided: 991stHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,290thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,301stLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,537thTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 2,087thHighest Average Incomes: 2,563rdLargest Mining Sector: 2,570thHighest Economic Output: 2,778thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,106thLargest Black Market: 3,172ndSmartest Citizens: 3,463rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,812thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,934thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,172ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,277thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,344thLargest Retail Industry: 5,100thMost Developed: 5,476thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,174thLowest Crime Rates: 6,807thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,164thMost Secular: 7,228thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,309thLargest Governments: 8,934thMost Efficient Economies: 8,958thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,721stMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,798thTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,403rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,994thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,175thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,962ndLargest Populations: 15,398thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 16,912thLargest Gambling Industry: 17,489th
Most Influential: 8th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 16th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 22nd in the regionMost Avoided: 24th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 29th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 45th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 50th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 55th in the regionTop
Highest Average Incomes: 59th in the regionLargest Black Market: 60th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 62nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 66th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 73rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 73rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 85th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 86th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 106th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 108th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 111th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 127th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 131st in the regionLargest Populations: 135th in the regionMost Developed: 135th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 144th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 146th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 157th in the regionLargest Governments: 170th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 175th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 188th in the regionMost Secular: 223rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 228th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 228th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 230th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 332nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 341st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 373rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 375th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 401st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 426th in the regionMost Stationary: 458th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 498th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 247 » Bran Astor, Gryphonian Alliance, Kittenlicious, Pandaland III, Wyndward, Westwind, Win Mints, Torkvale, Twisted Duality, Oronia, Comia Noracon, WyEast, Leukogeras, BoxcarJim, Kisovec, DiscGolfLand, Acropylae, Mirchusko, The United Republic of Westend, Coung Komands, New Belia, United Adaikes, Wickedly evil people, Thyrall, Glorious Existence, Oometz, Avadon, Robbinston, Dreamers for Hope, Shaktirajya, Champaign, New Democratic Republic of Russia, Psikuta, Liberillia, Nevafornia, Archonina, Fallgriffin, The Father-Land, Greynne, Shaqolandia, Ferroia, Ellcrys, Greg Tucker, Divina Patriae, Common Good, Mathematania, Triestine, Orcatortugs, Svanland, Nedtherland, and 197 others.Atopias, Escapitania, Condonohia, Moriari, Lynier, Matism, Maria, Meedvheyt, Numpties, The Undivided, Fourth European Reich, Grandi Fiori, Cryland, Rivello, Ostindische, Tropical Isles, Crazy Waters, Loegries, Marshalia, Arnic, Constantinopolisia, Isle Royale, The Rega, Sik Levi, Granducato Toscana, Great Sheriffdom, My Anxiety, The United Tribes of Bantai, Mercia Regnum, Fumafuma, WaffenBrightonburg, Atheist States of Philippines, Pastern, Bigstickistan, Pandaland II, Enormous Norman, Xupqeu, Dank Content, Akshireuya, Illista, Einherfell, Fielure, Redenya, Bhang Bhang Duc, 3kruimels, Paschalia, Probablynotverygoodistan, Marina Nova, United States of Northern America, The divisive isolationists, Quevilis, 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, Surroosia, Q The Almighty, Ingentis Novus, Rubberduckia, Sniki, Albyion Kingdom, Refugeeria, Santos-Dominius, Scationtanland, Vlobbania, Kiensu, Athrid HullHund, The North American Assembly, Nieubasria, Fuentana, Zoran, Antahbrantahstan, IndyCar Racing, Gastenburg, Av Libertas Vindex, Pernacyvokya, SBAHJlandia, The Isle of Burgrass, Mediobogdum, Recuecn, Eskaton, Vasilism, Shirwan, Iriso, Vixvick, The Antarctic Empires, East Swedesia, Al-Amanah, Saronistan, Big Bertha, Turizion, Demetrian, Arvladma, Amanohara, History club, The Northeastern Confederation, Eienn, Plankstein, Hiems, Parinan, Durtoss, Estriacea, Fujai, Anuubis, Saransh, Formenor, Baxterra, Flatanistan, Ostellan, Pepinooo, Knight123, Kathlenia, Nas Crustium, New Caterse, Orandia, Ahssn, Ignuei, Gracelantia, Craiolia, Theicor, Troodan, Binoulia, Inner Paniumati, Desirania, Neoteutonia, The Unified Missourtama States, The Grandest Empire, Sirulinuck, Greater Lavenia, Carvell, Volkason, Thacountry, Twin Tiers Metropolis, Najwanxus, Willow Gate, Democratic Peoples Freedonia, Toropikaru, Fallen Iron Duke, Itrusca, Tyyyyysylvania, Critterland, New Geran, Sniper Slayers, Irador, Grand Republic of the Sun, Atlasan, El Facil, San Diego Islands, Eleftherios venizelos, Cumidava, Qapaq Suyu, Professor Thomas, SV Equinox, Gemiturkapistan, Fars Akyla, Nusmia, Rebal Elywuzzoia, Bucals Kagotoaion, The Democratic Republic of Eons, The Eastern Pennsylvanian State, Emark, Region of Dwipantara, Purcheah, Giovanniland, New Velka, Zollipsia, Samueliebox, Dilber, Gundent, Rikanhimel, Organisation of North American Nations, Nowns Soveria, Armis Maxima, Hamburg Neo, Pilonistan, Navey Ode, Blakyria, IXIMMXVIII, The Vergville, United Alliance of the North, Madarna, Orson Welles, Brouca, Shining Needle Kingdom, Yaok, and Betsomarik.

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