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The Black Weenie of Black Knight

“BB”

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

Regional Influence: Page

Location: Glass Gallows

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Black Knight

Population18.05 billion

CapitalMTG
LeaderLord of the Pit
FaithBad Moon

CurrencyBlack Mana
AnimalHorse

The Black Weenie of Black Knight is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Lord of the Pit with an even hand, and notable for its unlimited-speed roads, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 18.05 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 3,874 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 204,431st in the world and 16th in Glass Gallows for Most Advanced Defense Forces, scoring -20.25 on the Total War Preparedness Rating.

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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 149thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 199thHighest Crime Rates: 462ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 482ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 493rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 663rdMost Armed: 701stLargest Insurance Industry: 818thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 836thFattest Citizens: 871stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 937thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,033rdLargest Gambling Industry: 1,044thMost Avoided: 1,316thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,447thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 2,838thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,042ndLargest Retail Industry: 4,317thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,528thRudest Citizens: 4,759thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4,798thHighest Average Incomes: 5,201stMost Efficient Economies: 5,227thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6,732ndLargest Mining Sector: 6,777thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,190thLargest Populations: 8,196thTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 11,751stMost Pro-Market: 12,196thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,267thLargest Black Market: 15,950thLargest Agricultural Sector: 17,845thMost Corrupt Governments: 17,875th
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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the region

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