The Commonwealth of Blacktree is a huge, cultured nation, ruled by Keith Heating with an iron fist, and renowned for its flagrant waste-dumping, aversion to nipples, and avowedly heterosexual populace. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 800 million New Zealanders are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."
The relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Industry, and Education are also considered important, while Social Policy and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Auckland. The average income tax rate is 30.2%, but much higher for the wealthy.
The frighteningly efficient Blacktreean economy, worth 111 trillion dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 139,914 dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.
Anything is permissible when wearing latex gloves, scientists earn more grant money for reproducing old experiments than trying anything new, even the nation's brussel sprouts are delicious and nutritious, and cash-strapped junkies lick rabbits for a cheap high. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Blacktree's national animal is the Kiwi, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Following new legislation in Blacktree, cash-strapped junkies lick rabbits for a cheap high.
- : Following new legislation in Blacktree, even the nation's brussel sprouts are delicious and nutritious.
- : Blacktree changed its national leader to "Keith Heating".
- : Blacktree changed its national leader to "Rob Muldoon".
- : Following new legislation in Blacktree, scientists earn more grant money for reproducing old experiments than trying anything new.
- : Following new legislation in Blacktree, anything is permissible when wearing latex gloves.
- : Blacktree was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced and Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry.
- : Blacktree voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Liberate The Embassy"".
- : Following new legislation in Blacktree, phone taps are frequently carried out by the police.
- : Following new legislation in Blacktree, homeowners are evicted to make way for new runways.