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The Technocracy of Blackphir

“Facere nostrum die” Premier Mancer

Category: Capitalist Paradise
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Page

Location: The North Pacific

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Blackphir

Population3.365 billion

CapitalCarthus
LeaderPremier Mancer

Currencysovereign
Animalraven

The Technocracy of Blackphir is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Premier Mancer with an even hand, and notable for its public floggings, daily referendums, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 3.365 billion Blackphirians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The medium-sized, corrupt, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Carthus. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 83.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Blackphirian economy, worth 803 trillion sovereigns a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an amazing 238,699 sovereigns, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,096,269 per year while the poor average 31,536, a ratio of 34.8 to 1.

The fire brigade often deal with cases of burnt toast, a degree in Premier Mancer Science with a Minor in Awesomeology starts many political careers, celebrity foodies are biting a huge chunk out of the government budget, and sermons are regularly interrupted by businessmen taking phone calls. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Blackphir's national animal is the raven, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Blackphir is ranked 64,085th in the world and 3,532nd in The North Pacific for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 64.77 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 351stMost Influential: 670thRudest Citizens: 789thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,058thLargest Retail Industry: 1,431stTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 1,875thLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,061stMost Secular: 3,266thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,336thHighest Average Incomes: 3,385thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,894thSmartest Citizens: 4,400thMost Developed: 4,578thLargest Governments: 5,221stMost Corrupt Governments: 5,338thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,531stLowest Crime Rates: 6,550thMost Cultured: 7,618thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,640thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,358thTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 8,776thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,267thHealthiest Citizens: 9,370thMost Efficient Economies: 9,388thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,594thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 10,617thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 10,642ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,178thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,733rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,295thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,793rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,163rd
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 39th in the regionRudest Citizens: 52nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 81st in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 103rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 130th in the regionMost Secular: 161st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 167th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 179th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 196th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 203rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 228th in the regionMost Influential: 240th in the regionLargest Governments: 250th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 265th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 270th in the regionMost Developed: 279th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 306th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 315th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 346th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 366th in the regionMost Cultured: 367th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 396th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 429th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 444th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 475th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 482nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 504th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 533rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 584th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 655th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 676th in the regionMost Stationary: 683rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 693rd in the regionNudest: 740th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 795th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 798th in the region

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