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Largest Governments: 8th Highest Average Tax Rates: 8th Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 50th
The United Socialist States of
Left-wing Utopia
Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung. [TPC]
Influence
Superpower
Vice-Delegate
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Weak
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Blackbird

Population35.304 billion

CapitalBlackbird City

CurrencyProletarian Credit
Animalsnowshoe rabbit

The United Socialist States of Blackbird is a gargantuan, cultured nation, renowned for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, state-planned economy, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 35.304 billion Blackbirdians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Environment, Education, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Blackbird City. The income tax rate is 100%.

The enormous but sluggish Blackbirdian economy, worth a remarkable 5,487 trillion Proletarian Credits a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is solely comprised of the Book Publishing industry. Average income is an impressive 155,425 Proletarian Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The mob and the police have recently had numerous clashes in the back alleys of Blackbird's cities due to the government's steadfast anti-casino stance, the sound of wooden legs echo throughout Blackbird after the recent introduction of the Foot Tax, the nation has opened its arms to an influx of refugees, and refugees from other nations are flocking to Blackbird's border. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Blackbird's national animal is the snowshoe rabbit, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Blackbird is ranked 171,683rd in the world and 5th in The Proletariat Coalition for Largest Mining Sector, scoring -74.32 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

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Largest Governments: 8thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 50thMost Pacifist: 52ndMost Beautiful Environments: 53rdSafest: 56thLargest Populations: 66thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 91stLowest Crime Rates: 93rdBest Weather: 125thLongest Average Lifespans: 126thNicest Citizens: 169thMost Cheerful Citizens: 185thMost Compassionate Citizens: 202ndMost Rebellious Youth: 259thSmartest Citizens: 362ndLargest Welfare Programs: 371stMost Advanced Public Transport: 377thMost Influential: 395thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 462ndHealthiest Citizens: 573rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 825thHighest Economic Output: 1,135thMost Inclusive: 1,212thTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,961stMost Cultured: 2,237thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,298thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,419thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,004thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,123rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,605thMost Devout: 6,155thTop
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Most Income Equality: 9,690thNudest: 10,989thHighest Average Incomes: 11,567thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12,359thMost Stationary: 15,377th

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