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The Brotherhood of Black Hand

“Peace Through Power ”

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Strong
Political Freedoms:
Few

Regional Influence: Eminence Grise

Location: Cydonia

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The Brotherhood of Black Hand is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Kane with an iron fist, and remarkable for its compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 5.267 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.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Defence, Education, and Healthcare. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Temple Prime. The average income tax rate is 76%, and even higher for the wealthy. Private enterprise is illegal, but for those in the know there is a slick and highly efficient black market in Arms Manufacturing.

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 the all-pervasive 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, its national religion is Brotherhood Of Nod, and its currency is the Tiberium.

Black Hand is ranked 5th in Cydonia and 30,060th in the world for Most Godforsaken, with 22 Dawkins.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 3 hours ago

  • 12 days ago: Black Hand's influence in Cydonia rose from "Enforcer" to "Eminence Grise".
  • 15 days ago: Black Hand's influence in Cydonia rose from "Dealmaker" to "Enforcer".
  • 17 days ago: Black Hand's influence in Cydonia rose from "Instigator" to "Dealmaker".
  • 19 days ago: Black Hand's influence in Cydonia rose from "Contender" to "Instigator".
  • 21 days ago: Black Hand's influence in Cydonia rose from "Negotiator" to "Contender".
  • 22 days ago: Black Hand's influence in Cydonia rose from "Auxiliary" to "Negotiator".
  • 23 days ago: Black Hand's influence in Cydonia rose from "Ambassador" to "Auxiliary".
  • 24 days ago: Black Hand's influence in Cydonia rose from "Diplomat" to "Ambassador".
  • 24 days ago: Black Hand's influence in Cydonia rose from "Envoy" to "Diplomat".
  • 25 days ago: Black Hand's influence in Cydonia rose from "Duckspeaker" to "Envoy".

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