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The Militarised Empire of Old Blackwood

“Closer to heaven” Tex Blackwood

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Economy:
All-Consuming
Political Freedoms:
Few

Regional Influence: Page

Location: the Rejected Realms

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Old Blackwood

Population6.02 billion

CapitalIronwood
LeaderTex Blackwood

CurrencyFoxen
AnimalFox

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.

Old Blackwood is ranked 46,036th in the world and 1,124th in the Rejected Realms for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring 624.32 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

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Most Secular: 3,270thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,445thMost Influential: 8,837thTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 13,471stMost Valuable International Artwork: 15,653rdLowest Crime Rates: 15,775thMost Beautiful Environments: 16,271stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,757thMost Advanced Public Education: 17,018thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 17,130thMost Cultured: 17,376thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,930thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 18,626thMost Scientifically Advanced: 19,810thLongest Average Lifespans: 20,330thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 20,591stHighest Poor Incomes: 22,366thSmartest Citizens: 22,387th
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Most Secular: 94th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 94th in the regionMost Influential: 143rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 294th in the regionTop
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Most Cultured: 339th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 344th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 347th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 368th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 390th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 398th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 403rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 423rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 444th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 475th in the regionMost Developed: 482nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 544th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 553rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 576th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 578th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 607th in the region

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