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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 449thMost Influential: 732ndRudest Citizens: 970th
The Technocracy of
Capitalizt
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Premier Mancer
Influence
Page
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Blackphir

Population5.125 billion

CapitalCarthus
LeaderPremier Mancer

Currencysovereign
Animalraven

The Technocracy of Blackphir is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Premier Mancer with an even hand, and renowned for its smutty television, anti-smoking policies, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 5.125 billion Blackphirians enjoy some of the most opulent lifestyles in the region, unless they are unemployed or working-class, in which case they are variously starving to death or crippled by easily preventable diseases.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Carthus. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 90.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Blackphirian economy, worth a remarkable 1,293 trillion sovereigns a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Arms Manufacturing. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an amazing 252,336 sovereigns, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,052,886 per year while the poor average 39,475, a ratio of 26.7 to 1.

The freedom to be free is always just out of reach, a valid legal defense is 'dead men tell no tales', you can't put down the nation's attitude to pet health, and the nation is renowned abroad for its love of blood and guts. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Blackphir's national animal is the raven, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Blackphir is ranked 7,978th in the world and 355th in The North Pacific for Highest Average Tax Rates, with 90.46 Effective Tax Rate.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 449thMost Influential: 732ndRudest Citizens: 970thMost Efficient Economies: 1,414thLargest Retail Industry: 1,472ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,661stTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2,089thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,865thMost Secular: 3,155thHighest Average Incomes: 3,293rdMost Subsidized Industry: 3,381stSmartest Citizens: 3,508thMost Developed: 3,589thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,129thLargest Governments: 4,424thLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,462ndLowest Crime Rates: 5,430thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,061stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,564thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,605thMost Cultured: 6,619thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,885thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,978thHealthiest Citizens: 8,162ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,273rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,495thTop
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Largest Black Market: 11,236thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,417thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,478thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,950thHighest Economic Output: 12,748thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,056thMost Beautiful Environments: 16,446thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 18,259thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 19,183rdMost Stationary: 19,763rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 20,625th
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Rudest Citizens: 64th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 73rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 78th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 79th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 83rd in the regionTop
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Most Secular: 161st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 168th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 176th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 188th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 189th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 189th in the regionMost Developed: 197th in the regionLargest Governments: 217th in the regionMost Influential: 262nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 266th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 281st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 282nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 308th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 322nd in the regionMost Cultured: 329th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 332nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 355th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 360th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 384th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 384th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 412th in the regionLargest Black Market: 418th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 456th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 467th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 485th in the regionMost Stationary: 491st in the regionNudest: 547th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 606th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 621st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 690th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 715th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 740th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 834th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 883rd in the region

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Endorsements Received: 279 » Frances Francis the First of France, Shibutani, Notyoutopia, Pallaith, Yaorozu, Great Bights Mum, Wineclaw, Universal State Formula, Diodone, Kwaj, Siwale, Sil Dorsett, Unimaginable Doom, Buckerino, Territorio di Nessuno, Selfgradatude, Shadowrik, PlanetPunk, Corfad, Sunto, Moubarakistan, Arimbia, Atain, Holy Oranz, Former English Colony, New Trisone, Yukti, Koda-Land, Highton Islands, Puczovska, Pleroma Sans Romans, Empy, United Draconia, The Gamer Party, Maott, Whereisthatistan, Zeternia, Ethnon, Sundred, Hyperbanus, SORT, Zokk, Cloydicia, Arstungry, Xentherida, El Fiji Grande, Avemterra, Choistan, Emmerian Republic, East Wushen, and 229 others.Amestris-Britannia, Ice and Tinian, Dar es Saalam, Wilkshire, Greater Pittsburgh, The Iron Lions, The Rhein States, The Most Freedom Ever, New Pruessen, Malta Comino Gozo, Niradans, United Kahndaq, Newpromisedland, Humptalumpta, Vincone Cae, Votak Matim, North Bratislava, Egalico, New Lakemba, The Windmilluminati, Dreadton, Guer Aike, Kasazzastan, Omnistria, Kobagia, Ninjak30, Zumlandia, Napnomadia, Bearical, Asgardira, Partax, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Unsophisticate, Pasargad, The Sinclarian Provinces, Joodey, Panama Coalition, Solmetria, Acrabinnia, Soviet Terran, Sea Ghost, Plangainer, Steampunk Ariel, Trillius, The Stratosphere Islands, Haor Chall, Astronomical, Viridiann, Valhalla123, 1 very fast endotarter, British Pacific Islands, Abject Ludicrosity, Republic of New Atlantis, Loutsland, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Noahs Second Country, Solidair, Glurponia, Astrind, Wisconsota, Seenvorland, Runeda, Orado, Daiz, The Tampa Bay Rays, New Octicarg, McMasterdonia, Faircliff, Fizban, Solskjar, Tellavinna, Gnomewatchers, Serendipita Martia, Clan Spaniel, East Supple Lund, Wallachian People, Xagill, PotatoFarmers, Kranostav, Pazair, Tachycardia, Zecit, Dabarastan, Zyvetskistaahn, The Teddy, Ravendi, Interdimensional Zone, Fraguale Cothe, The Austro Germanic Union, Nationeer, Fendlium, Vathnutum, Valentine Z, Terban Kedah, Praeceps, Volstokn, Cobleck Weleis, Loli County, Hamerica, Fayyayid, Merconitonitopia, Valatic Ash, Dakota Territories, Woodsend, Hyphen, Wit Noreis, Yokciq Empire, The New Communist Republic Of States, MiaryBhalzhack, Lucedeia, The Endless Eventide, Xyrron, Eschatosia, Ihese, SherpDaWerp in TNP, Vivanco, The Lancerian Empire, Prevaland, Godwanna, Crader, Nova Arcania, Nisastria, Immenium, Avastate, Antiyard, Varola, Nistriabar, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Unshleepd, Schnuftelland, The Pantheons, Korovan Isles, Prydania, Zemnaya Svoboda, Solimun, Westinor, The Serdey Islands, Fauzjhia, Mesopotama, Oceanialia, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Singamadri, Frostcell, Sikol, Saperisole, Hopsin, Ver Testua, Zzozona, Libertania Democratica, I Like Killing people, Termathe, The Calabash Protectorate, Shinjuku tokyo 0, TyGerria, Kocherian, Asoc lon, Aeolist, Brucklania, Montinario, Yalgora, Simone Republic, Ihsan, Jovian Knights, Mimia, Cowbridge, Seanat, The Empire of the Federation, Innocentic, Arichia, The United States of Nuclear Weapons, Damsmel, Borsukia, New Jamgra, Fracie, Noesantara, Animu Place, Madjack, Kragsgale, Pokemanland, Palisede, Xipher, WeKnow, Astal Aavors, Amerian States, The Kingdom and Realm of Anubis, Buckhem, Illusia and Neverendia, Erubetia, Ultra777, Andexia, Eastern Cous Empria, New Spina Nitedold, Principia Mathematica, R libanon, U S Eh, Great Vritania, Frahnkzaden, Free Nation of Hong Kong, Democratic Republic of Kohland, Heilhum Imperius, Geektopia, Draconian Progression, Eywaan, Harjad, Therizia, Tyirza, Aerilia, Itallitopia, Cretox State, Morover, Lulubellia, Shizzy, Nouvelle-Floride, Maclare, Sopernia, Outer Shenendoah, Amprak, DIMAnism, The Peoples Republic of Kyle, Glanst, Comfed, Chips and Guac, Elvoreto, The Kingdom Of Wagies, Yalkan, Navsland, Rozarus, Magna Banitia, and Hardscrabble.

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