Nudest: 1stHighest Crime Rates: 13thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 16th
The PS2 Puppet of
Anarchy
https://www.nationstates.net/nation=penguinpies
Influence
Vassal
Civil Rights
Frightening
Economy
Imploded
Political Freedom
Corrupted

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Pencil Sharpeners

Population15.196 billion

CapitalPencilpolis
LeaderLeader

CurrencyPencil Shaving
AnimalPencil

The PS2 Puppet of Pencil Sharpeners is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Leader with a fair hand, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, smutty television, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless, devout population of 15.196 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 85.1 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.

Racial and religious segregation has become rife as the various groups are loath to mingle, a shipwreck is everyone's fault but the captain's, prices fluctuate manically for no fathomable reason, 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 255,283rd in the world and 53rd in Nudist Dreamland for Smartest Citizens, with 0.15 quips per hour.

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Nudest: 1stHighest Crime Rates: 13thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 16thMost Armed: 21stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 32ndRudest Citizens: 33rdMost Ignorant Citizens: 55thMost Rebellious Youth: 60thMost Avoided: 61stFattest Citizens: 85thMost Primitive: 135thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 580thMost Politically Free: 1,106thHighest Drug Use: 1,425thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,578thMost Pro-Market: 1,713thMost Extreme: 2,326thTop
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Most Devout: 2,566thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,233rdMost Inclusive: 3,964thTop
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Most Extensive Civil Rights: 15,980thLargest Populations: 18,687th
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Most Avoided: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Politically Free: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1st in the regionNudest: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 2nd in the regionTop
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Devout: 3rd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3rd 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, prices fluctuate manically for no fathomable reason.
  • : Following new legislation in Pencil Sharpeners, a shipwreck is everyone's fault but the captain's.
  • : Following new legislation in Pencil Sharpeners, racial and religious segregation has become rife as the various groups are loath to mingle.
  • : Pencil Sharpeners lodged a message on the Nudist Dreamland Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Pencil Sharpeners, a cat may look at a king and a dude can look at an ass.
  • : Pencil Sharpeners lodged a message on the Nudist Dreamland Regional Message Board.
  • : Pencil Sharpeners lodged a message on the The Maritimes Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Pencil Sharpeners, many believe that the only good Pencil is a dead Pencil.
  • : Following new legislation in Pencil Sharpeners, patriotic citizens simply tend to applaud rather than sing the nation's praises.

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