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The Darkened Borderlands of Black Wolf Isles

“Cry 'HAVOC!' and Let Slip the Dogs of War!”

Category: Democratic Socialists
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Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: Realm of the Whispering Winds


Black Wolf Isles

Population4.816 billion

CapitalBlack Wolf City
LeaderCaptain Wolf Dreams
FaithBlack Lupinism

CurrencyBlack Tikani
AnimalBlack Wolf Malamute

The Darkened Borderlands of Black Wolf Isles is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Captain Wolf Dreams with an even hand, and renowned for its daily referendums, compulsory military service, and zero percent divorce rate. The compassionate, devout population of 4.816 billion Black Wolf Islanders are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Black Wolf City. The average income tax rate is 82.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Black Wolf Islesians economy, worth 557 trillion Black Tikanis a year, is quite specialized and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 115,764 Black Tikanis, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Interest in globalism never flags, politicians and casino owners who so much as wander into the same room are arrested on the spot, more than one company makes the board game Monopoly, and the government is interviewing for thousands of 'Religious Censor' positions. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Black Wolf Isles's national animal is the Black Wolf Malamute, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Black Lupinism.

Black Wolf Isles is ranked 29,607th in the world and 8th in Realm of the Whispering Winds for Highest Economic Output, with 557 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 5,033rdMost Armed: 5,714thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,294thLowest Crime Rates: 8,668thHealthiest Citizens: 8,922ndBest Weather: 9,081stLongest Average Lifespans: 9,556thLargest Welfare Programs: 10,666thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,278thLargest Agricultural Sector: 11,698thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,767thTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 11,974thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,280thMost Developed: 12,582ndSafest: 12,641stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,719thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13,188thLargest Governments: 13,612thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14,597thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,797thMost Beautiful Environments: 15,291stMost Inclusive: 15,410thMost Compassionate Citizens: 15,768thMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,262ndMost Devout: 16,403rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 16,548thMost Advanced Public Education: 16,928thNicest Citizens: 17,274thMost Subsidized Industry: 18,968thMost Efficient Economies: 21,137th
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4th in the regionMost Armed: 5th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 5th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 5th in the regionLargest Populations: 6th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 6th in the regionLargest Governments: 6th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 7th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7th in the regionSafest: 7th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 7th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 7th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 7th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 8th in the regionTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9th in the regionMost Developed: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionBest Weather: 10th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 11th in the regionMost Inclusive: 12th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 13th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 13th in the regionMost Devout: 14th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 14th in the regionNicest Citizens: 14th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 16th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 16th in the regionMost Cultured: 16th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 16th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Black Wolf Isles was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Information Technology Sector.
  • : Black Wolf Isles was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Cultured.
  • : Black Wolf Isles was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces and Most Developed.
  • : Black Wolf Isles was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • : Black Wolf Isles was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Safest and Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Black Wolf Isles was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Black Wolf Isles was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments and Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Black Wolf Isles's influence in Realm of the Whispering Winds rose from "Squire" to "Apprentice".
  • : Black Wolf Isles was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Agricultural Sector.
  • : Black Wolf Isles was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes and Largest Welfare Programs.