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Most Subsidized Industry: 20th Largest Information Technology Sector: 44th Highest Average Incomes: 46th
The Endorse Erinor of
Father Knows Best State
Endorse Erinor!
Influence
Vassal
Minister of Regional Affairs / CRS Member
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Pencil Sharpeners 2

Population7.451 billion

CapitalPandapolis
LeaderSupercomputer 00356

CurrencyPencil shaving
AnimalPencil

The Endorse Erinor of Pencil Sharpeners 2 is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Supercomputer 00356 with an iron fist, and notable for its prohibition of alcohol, pith helmet sales, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 7.451 billion Pencil Sharpeners 2ians 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 medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Pandapolis. The average income tax rate is 99.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Pencil Sharpeners 2ian economy, worth a remarkable 5,373 trillion Pencil shavings a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Retail. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is a breathtaking 721,223 Pencil shavings, with the richest citizens earning 6.9 times as much as the poorest.

Literature classes frequently go on field trips to rock concerts, mining is the nation's most dangerous occupation, the "swords to plowshares" policy has created a generation of farmers that can kill a yak from 200 yards away, and the disabled are forced to undergo an MRI scan every time they pick up their benefit payments. Crime is totally unknown. Pencil Sharpeners 2's national animal is the Pencil, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Pencil Sharpeners 2 is ranked 41,895th in the world and 1,853rd in the South Pacific for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring 2,709.75 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

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Most Subsidized Industry: 20thLargest Information Technology Sector: 44thHighest Average Incomes: 46thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 49thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 57thMost Secular: 62ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 64thMost Scientifically Advanced: 90thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 90thLargest Black Market: 112thMost Corrupt Governments: 141stLargest Mining Sector: 148thMost Influential: 165thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 228thLargest Retail Industry: 228thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 236thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 289thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 293rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 308thMost Avoided: 308thLargest Governments: 324thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 328thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 383rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 387thHighest Poor Incomes: 430thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 465thFattest Citizens: 566thMost Advanced Public Education: 609thSmartest Citizens: 650thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 810thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,031stHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,085thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,087thHighest Economic Output: 1,170thTop
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Rudest Citizens: 2,149thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,653rdLargest Gambling Industry: 2,789thMost Cultured: 3,214thLowest Crime Rates: 3,327thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,035thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,238thMost Efficient Economies: 5,171stMost Rebellious Youth: 7,720thTop
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Most Armed: 8,191stMost Stationary: 9,567thNudest: 16,100th
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Highest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 3rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6th in the regionLargest Governments: 7th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 8th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 9th in the regionMost Avoided: 9th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 9th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 12th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 13th in the regionFattest Citizens: 15th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 15th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 15th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 15th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 16th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 21st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 26th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 31st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 44th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 46th in the regionRudest Citizens: 56th in the regionTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 73rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 86th in the regionMost Cultured: 92nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 93rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 107th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 178th in the regionMost Armed: 180th in the regionMost Stationary: 191st in the regionLargest Populations: 293rd in the regionTop
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Nudest: 391st in the regionMost Developed: 596th in the region

World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 554 » Bear Connors Paradiso, Crabius, Theorin, The Two Jerseys, Kiasu-ism, Lioniel, The United Expanse, Drugged Monkeys, Seliyan progressive Islands, Kringalia, Curlyhoward, Sedunn, Cape Adare, Darakin, Belschaft, Drystar, Lambdaland, Great Scapula, The teslan theocracy of teslatania, Ancient Slobovia, Ukronda, Privatore, Bergenu, Japanese Federal Republic, Phillius, New East Scandinavia, Madhonia, Farengeto, Kaugummi, Goose Reich, Dubbayoo, FreeFishers, Bandorion, Dankstergrad, Transtemporal Shifts, Kholdan, Dylar, KIROVET, Outer Utonixick Gollinican, Nothanksbutseriously, Cypheri, Ufask, Karatengisa, Three Rivia Levr, Addisotopia, Havenfell, The Solar System Scope, Trinennie, Sagada, Pax Dracon, and 504 others.PEPEP, Akiponesia, Saganye, Center Lisle, Techganet, Vlod, Luddinlande, Sandaoguo, Grirobor, Quiescent, Sanden, Tsunamy, Delta Heavy, Vylore, Litorauria, Janapuri, Erinor, Escevola, Nueta, Holy Chimerland, Lumpov Hasch, Petropole States, Noire Denholm, Antarctic Empires, Poopisiya, St Oaks, Qaweritoyu, Sween-flu Quarantine Zone, Farside, Auphelia, Hanskarr, Oxsania, Balkan Democratic Republics, Moreana, NorthWest Companlia, Pamela And Hepatitis, Unielvan Millorvium, Vos Dothrak, European Defense Organization, RAgusta, Posson Kateriber, WTP All the good names are taken, Angevin Britannia, Jazklartan, Enplatia, Pasito, Starfire Islands, Great Vritannia, Nova Montron, Linguiniland, Avonhead, Si-topia, Trelatche, Barabarom, Navabharat, HORLALEK, Blahblah2017, Anachronolandia, Spazzhole, Wynburg, Zomburg, New New New Arcadia, Centristvill, Santulanum, Iristead, Brendleton, Arelplace, Nondemocratic Republic of Beer Cellar, Pernutia, Aswaite, Sonnydesh, New Akkala, Sthalrim, Hollowed Sun, Aidenfieeld, Wese Zippopiteradgil, ZWH277, Holy Dominate, Auld necrata, Premier Knowhere, Nowa Europa, North Kanuckistan, Noveos, Yaktopia, Juche States, Psichiatia, Albrenia, Walenstein, Alf Landon, Braavos and Lorath, Paenoa, Holyoke, Gabalux, The Democratic Socialist, Kurtezan, Westoc Kinness, Roskuca, RestartAll, The ColdWyvernian Undead, Jehenna, No moking, Valegro, Montagna, Concrete Slab, Ratioprudentia, Qazahnir, Gymnostan, Tyflugian, Democratic Warconstan, Qvait, Linden Oak, PaginMin, Mantas Meow, Islands of unity, Wabijust, Shiemetzu, Nyfinest128, Grantmooria, Firtopia, Phlontopia, Kongoudess, GI-Land, Lightmare, Utondara, Bawkie, Sou Mottle, Asgard of Rawls, Dioctannia, Cretacia, Little Pontanja, Pettuvetiset, Saint Taylor, Abarri, Bod Wareenaland, Native Inhabitants of Antarctica, Tsvetania, Vannessia, The naked people, Factorim, Liberunitaria, Rocode, Aloacia, Soul Har, Kelzcre, LaPia, Farelonia, North Baltind, Saimeny Vik, The Incorporated Northern Territory, Ezeleah, Ahadpur, YamiNbe, Villorpestan, Hanguk-Nippon, San Joachim, Mor Adain, Klyntonia, Uncastania, Deharra, Kobehia, Lotadia, United Stanstans, Rebel-topia, Ridehale, Calistan, North Prarie, Solsentzin, Miesce, Immund, Vincent Field, Vincel, Yttroland, Lost And Found, North Anatnom, Aywhyou, United States 16, Wyatonians, Walloonia, Khazadine, Terra Leuthenia, Wild Space, Kochrin, Freedwanda, Commonwealth Of Astoria, Deosdora, FelrikTheDeleted, BabySalt, Larenien, East Sakhlin, Levaan-Amber, The Corporate Dominion, Myttles, Monhak, Avalonica, Salaicia, ThePenguinLand, Pelland, Seanadia, New Palisades, Leonardana, The Sakhalinsk Empire, Terranous, Belzerg, Upper Matoborala, Galeoland, British-Swedish Empire, ThanksTNX, Nankyoku Tairiku, United States of Vietnam, La Ascension, Northendia, Hajland, Southern Numenor, Vijayanagara Samrajyam, Gekume, Arasi Luvasa, Bentwaters, Volaworand, Paranoia, Nidon, R3DF0X, Waterwise, East India Kompany, Oberghtap, Pastir, Jwavin, Asdfghuiop, Arx Obex, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Magical Land Secessionists, Lunadae, Aurcania, BloupBloup, Sowishan, Democratic Parndia, The Exarchate of the West, Silberne Wache, Neo-Indonesia, Catalunya Unida, Sakazade, Raccd, Zenopolist, Kurskland, Saciu, Rhetiaa, 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