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Black Friday

Population21.533 billion

CapitalBone City

CurrencyIrish gold
Animalblack mamba

The Holy Red Empire of Black Friday is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, notable for its smutty television, keen interest in outer space, and daily referendums. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 21.533 billion Black Fridayians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, liberal, 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. The average income tax rate is 23.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Black Fridayian economy, worth a remarkable 3,269 trillion Irish golds a year, is quite specialized and led 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 151,855 Irish golds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.5 times as much as the poorest.

Most academic research has ground to a halt, businesses often fire workers in favour of cheaper automatic systems, schools offer a range of lessons in subjects as diverse as The Economics of Bullying for Lunch Money, and condemned prisoners spend hours a day sitting in lotus position looking perplexed. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, probably because of the absence of a police force. Black Friday's national animal is the black mamba, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Black Friday is ranked 162,852nd in the world and 11th in The Skeleton Army for Most Compassionate Citizens, scoring 11.9 on the Kitten Softness Rating.

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Highest Crime Rates: 169thMost Armed: 221stLargest Publishing Industry: 380thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 523rdMost Rebellious Youth: 578thLargest Black Market: 718thHighest Drug Use: 1,439thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,562ndTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 1,714thMost Avoided: 1,995thMost Cultured: 2,185thRudest Citizens: 2,214thHighest Economic Output: 2,336thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,394thMost Efficient Economies: 2,403rdSmartest Citizens: 2,510thFattest Citizens: 2,798thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 3,157thLargest Populations: 3,354thMost Politically Free: 3,747thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,298thMost Developed: 6,106thNudest: 6,487thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,005thTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 9,839thLargest Gambling Industry: 9,913thMost Extreme: 11,383rdHighest Average Incomes: 11,503rdLargest Welfare Programs: 11,508th
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Politically Free: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the region

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