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The Skeletal Marketplace of Black Friday

“Ambassador from Philosophy 115”

Category: Anarchy
Civil Rights:
Frightening
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Corrupted

Regional Influence: Handshaker

Location: The Skeleton Army

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The Skeletal Marketplace of Black Friday is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, renowned for its national health service, daily referendums, and museums and concert halls. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless, devout population of 15.75 billion Black Fridayians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The medium-sized, liberal, pro-business, outspoken government prioritizes Education, although Industry, Welfare, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Law & Order and Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bone City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 23.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Black Fridayian economy, worth a remarkable 2,144 trillion fridenaroes a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Automobile Manufacturing, and Gambling. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 136,186 fridenaroes, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 497,860 per year while the poor average 26,424, a ratio of 18.8 to 1.

Cities are engulfed by smog, meat-eating is frowned upon, major cities shut down as their local sports team takes to the field every day, and the alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Black Friday's national animal is the black mamba, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Black Friday is ranked 2nd in The Skeleton Army and 5,338th in the world for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring 5 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 32 days ago

  • 5 hours ago: Black Friday was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector.
  • 7 days ago: Black Friday was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Politically Free (last census: Top 5%).
  • 11 days ago: Black Friday was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Highest Drug Use.
  • 12 days ago: Black Friday's influence in The Skeleton Army rose from "Truckler" to "Handshaker".
  • 16 days ago: Black Friday was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens (last census: Top 5%).
  • 18 days ago: Black Friday fell out of the regional Top 10% for Largest Populations.
  • 23 days ago: Black Friday was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Cultured (last census: Top 5%).
  • 23 days ago: Black Friday's influence in The Skeleton Army fell from "Handshaker" to "Truckler".
  • 25 days ago: Black Friday's influence in The Skeleton Army rose from "Truckler" to "Handshaker".
  • 34 days ago: Black Friday fell out of the regional Top 5% for Highest Drug Use.

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