Largest Black Market: 3,551st Healthiest Citizens: 3,718th Best Weather: 5,398th
The Brotherhood of
Father Knows Best State
Peace Through Power
Regional Influence
Newcomer
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Few

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The Brotherhood of Black Hand is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Kane with an iron fist, and notable for its smutty television, keen interest in outer space, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 8.11 billion Black Handians 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 enormous, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Temple Prime. The average income tax rate is 71.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Black Handian economy, worth 619 trillion Tiberiums a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, highly specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, Uranium Mining, and Gambling. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 76,440 Tiberiums, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government is seen to favor Catholics, children as young as twelve are conscripted into the armed forces, immigrants flood the job queues as discrimination in the workplace makes a staggering comeback, and politicians constantly ring their voters to remind them how good a job they're doing. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Black Hand's national animal is the Scorpion, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Brotherhood Of Nod.

Black Hand is ranked 189,917th in the world and 5,236th in Lazarus for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring -15.88 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Largest Black Market: 3,551stHealthiest Citizens: 3,718thBest Weather: 5,398thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,416thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,508thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,918thLowest Crime Rates: 7,753rdLongest Average Lifespans: 8,788thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,599thTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 14,633rdSmartest Citizens: 15,106thLargest Populations: 16,043rdHighest Economic Output: 16,555thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,598th
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Healthiest Citizens: 176th in the regionLargest Black Market: 214th in the regionBest Weather: 256th in the regionTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 301st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 317th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 333rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 384th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 393rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 443rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 476th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Black Hand was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Black Hand was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Black Hand's influence in Lazarus rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Black Hand's influence in Lazarus rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Black Hand was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans and the Top 10% for Largest Populations and Highest Economic Output.
  • : Black Hand's influence in Lazarus rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Black Hand was refounded in Lazarus.
  • : Black Hand ceased to exist.
  • : Black Hand was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • : Black Hand was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments, Healthiest Citizens, Most Corrupt Governments, Best Weather, and Largest Black Market.

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