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The Sawtooth Badlands of The Black Cathedral

“Feed them to the grinding wheel!” Warchieftain Carolus Ironhorse

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Outlawed
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Regional Influence: Envoy

Location: Founderless

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The Black Cathedral

Population4.113 billion

CapitalEphyra
LeaderWarchieftain Carolus Ironhorse
FaithBlackened Orthodoxy

CurrencyGallon
AnimalGormling

The Sawtooth Badlands of The Black Cathedral is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Warchieftain Carolus Ironhorse with an iron fist, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, deadly medical pandemics, and enslaved workforce. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 4.113 billion Sawteeth are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Law & Order, Spirituality, and Industry are also considered important, while International Aid and Social Policy receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ephyra. The average income tax rate is 95.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Sawtooth economy, worth a remarkable 1,662 trillion Gallons a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, Woodchip Exports, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an amazing 404,313 Gallons, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.9 times as much as the poorest.

The disabled are forced to undergo an MRI scan every time they pick up their benefit payments, Bigtopian relations have become a minefield, maximum security fish farms leave caged salmon pining for the fjords, and only clowns with PhDs from clown college can advise Warchieftain Carolus Ironhorse on The Black Cathedral's coulrophobia epidemic. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Black Cathedral's national animal is the Gormling, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Blackened Orthodoxy.

The Black Cathedral is ranked 115,661st in the world and 20th in Founderless for Most Pro-Market, scoring 43.11 on the Rand Index.

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 70thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 139thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 235thMost Devout: 266thMost Corrupt Governments: 509thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 523rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 566thLargest Mining Sector: 675thHighest Average Incomes: 714thMost Armed: 758thLargest Agricultural Sector: 827thLargest Black Market: 959thMost Avoided: 1,288thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,390thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,416thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,861stLargest Insurance Industry: 1,924thTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,194thLargest Governments: 2,479thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2,705thMost Influential: 2,750thLowest Crime Rates: 2,909thFattest Citizens: 3,249thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,531stMost Subsidized Industry: 3,827thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,304thMost Efficient Economies: 4,898thMost Conservative: 5,264thRudest Citizens: 7,856thHighest Economic Output: 9,415thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,453rdTop
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Most Authoritarian: 10,419thLargest Retail Industry: 14,459thMost Developed: 15,065thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,467thMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,728thMost Scientifically Advanced: 18,885th
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5%
Highest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost Conservative: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Black Cathedral, only clowns with PhDs from clown college can advise Warchieftain Carolus Ironhorse on The Black Cathedral's coulrophobia epidemic.
  • : Following new legislation in The Black Cathedral, maximum security fish farms leave caged salmon pining for the fjords.
  • : Following new legislation in The Black Cathedral, Bigtopian relations have become a minefield.
  • : Following new legislation in The Black Cathedral, the disabled are forced to undergo an MRI scan every time they pick up their benefit payments.
  • : Following new legislation in The Black Cathedral, bands of paramedics walk the streets looking for suspicious medical activity.
  • : The Black Cathedral's influence in Founderless rose from "Duckspeaker" to "Envoy".
  • : The Black Cathedral's influence in Founderless fell from "Envoy" to "Duckspeaker".
  • : The Black Cathedral's influence in Founderless rose from "Duckspeaker" to "Envoy".
  • : The Black Cathedral's influence in Founderless rose from "Handshaker" to "Duckspeaker".
  • : The Black Cathedral's influence in Founderless rose from "Truckler" to "Handshaker".

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