“Closer to heaven” Tex Blackwood
|Category: Father Knows Best State|
Regional Influence: Page
Location: the Rejected Realms
The Militarised Empire of Old Blackwood is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Tex Blackwood with an iron fist, and remarkable for its avant-garde cinema, frequent executions, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 6.02 billion Old Blackwoodians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.
The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ironwood. The average income tax rate is 69.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The all-consuming Old Blackwoodian economy, worth 581 trillion Foxens a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 96,546 Foxens, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Home renovation shows are increasingly popular, funeral directors are frequently looking at their watches during funerals, nuclear submarines have been deployed to protect the nation's banana supply, and military chiefs are predicting extra funding in this year's budget. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Old Blackwood's national animal is the Fox, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Old Blackwood was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes and Smartest Citizens.
- : Old Blackwood voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Sovereign Justice Accord".
- : Old Blackwood was endorsed by The Federation of Ulslur.
- : Old Blackwood was endorsed by The Glorious Occultist State of FiTzGEraLdLAnD.
- : Old Blackwood was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
- : Old Blackwood was endorsed by The Lucky Question Mark﹖ of Makdon.
- : Old Blackwood was endorsed by The Greater Antarctic Empire of Florin.
- : Old Blackwood was endorsed by The Republic of Zachriel.
- : Old Blackwood endorsed The Most Serene Republic of Perfect Sublime Masters.
- : Old Blackwood endorsed The Hellhole of Kaiserreich Subreddit.
Endorsements Received: 21 » Thus Sprach Zarathustra, Panormia, Andromeda Islands, Collosuss, Zerentopia, Razorback, Crazy Firemen, Nation of Urie, Islamic Republic e Jariri, Thuringia Reich, Aqueira, Black Hawk Raider Refugees, A Leaf on the Wind, Zoigai, United Libor Lefunkistan, Kaiserreich Subreddit, Perfect Sublime Masters, Florin, Makdon, FiTzGEraLdLAnD, and Ulslur.