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The Black Weenie of Black Knight

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Category: Capitalist Paradise
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Below Average

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: Glass Gallows

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Black Knight

Population19.547 billion

CapitalMTG
LeaderLord of the Pit
FaithBad Moon

CurrencyBlack Mana
AnimalHorse

The Black Weenie of Black Knight is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Lord of the Pit with an even hand, and renowned for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, frequent executions, and pith helmet sales. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 19.547 billion Black Knights are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business government, or what there is of one, is solely concerned with Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of MTG. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Black Knight economy, worth a remarkable 4,195 trillion Black Manas a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Soda Sales industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Gambling, and Pizza Delivery. Average income is an amazing 214,657 Black Manas, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,990,720 per year while the poor average 2,184, a ratio of 911 to 1.

The new Liquor Legitimacy Office is besieged with job applications from people who have experience in "statistical sampling methods", coffee-addicted citizens look forward to baristas getting their name wrong at local coffee shops, grade school teachers mark homework with red "CITATION NEEDED" stamps, and "To Hell or to Marshland" is a common settler cry directed at native Brasilistanis. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Black Knight's national animal is the Horse, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Bad Moon.

Black Knight is ranked 244,303rd in the world and 10th in Glass Gallows for Best Weather, with -341 Meters Of Sunlight.

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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 150thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 199thHighest Crime Rates: 467thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 487thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 511thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 623rdMost Armed: 728thLargest Insurance Industry: 769thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 884thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 887thFattest Citizens: 893rdMost Rebellious Youth: 1,027thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,059thMost Avoided: 1,299thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,405thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 2,785thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,408thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,639thLargest Retail Industry: 4,818thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5,118thRudest Citizens: 5,281stHighest Average Incomes: 5,434thMost Efficient Economies: 5,862ndLargest Mining Sector: 7,793rdLargest Populations: 8,014thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8,077thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,894thTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 12,567thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,879thMost Pro-Market: 15,802ndLargest Publishing Industry: 19,305thLargest Black Market: 19,440thMost Corrupt Governments: 20,227thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 21,012thLargest Agricultural Sector: 21,367thSmartest Citizens: 23,352nd
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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the region

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