Largest Black Market: 3,781st Healthiest Citizens: 4,231st Most Corrupt Governments: 6,010th
The Brotherhood of
Father Knows Best State
Peace Through Power
Regional Influence
Nipper
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 renowned for its strictly enforced bedtime, zero percent divorce rate, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 8.414 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 643 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 168,387th in the world and 4,473rd in Osiris for Most Avoided, scoring 0.54 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

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Largest Black Market: 3,781stHealthiest Citizens: 4,231stMost Corrupt Governments: 6,010thBest Weather: 6,465thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,713thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,868thLowest Crime Rates: 8,273rdTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 10,473rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,180thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14,225thSmartest Citizens: 17,298thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,596thHighest Economic Output: 17,690thLargest Populations: 17,794th
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Healthiest Citizens: 154th in the regionLargest Black Market: 231st in the regionTop
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Best Weather: 253rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 292nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 318th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 321st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 332nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 344th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 382nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 436th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Black Hand was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Black Hand was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Black Hand was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • : Black Hand's influence in Osiris rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Black Hand's influence in Osiris rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Black Hand's influence in Osiris rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Black Hand's influence in Osiris rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Black Hand was refounded in Osiris.
  • : Black Hand ceased to exist.
  • : Black Hand's influence in Lazarus fell from "Newcomer" to "Hatchling".

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