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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 499th Most Influential: 1,273rd Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,828th
The Borderlands of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Lucem tenebras, liberum vinculorum.
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Blackwood Coast

Population1.223 billion

CapitalSapphire City
LeaderPresident Johnson E Blackwood III

AnimalBlack Bear

The Borderlands of Blackwood Coast is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by President Johnson E Blackwood III with an even hand, and renowned for its public floggings, daily referendums, and digital currency. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 1.223 billion Blackwoods have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sapphire City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 29.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Blackwood Coastian economy, worth 178 trillion Marks a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Retail, Arms Manufacturing, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 145,979 Marks, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 478,725 per year while the poor average 33,408, a ratio of 14.3 to 1.

Young children are regularly seen wagering pocket money at blackjack tables, a large-scale revitalization of the education system is underway, citizens are regularly arrested in queues for 'loitering', and a light facial coating of soot is seen as the mark of an honest and hardworking man. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Blackwood Coast's national animal is the Black Bear, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Blackwood Coast is ranked 42,617th in the world and 2,146th in The North Pacific for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 3,416.51 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 499thMost Influential: 1,273rdTop
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,828thLargest Retail Industry: 3,353rdRudest Citizens: 3,977thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,109thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,491stTop
Most Efficient Economies: 9,862ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,359thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,859thLargest Mining Sector: 11,996thHighest Average Incomes: 12,770thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 13,172ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,551stLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,318thMost Developed: 14,573rdLargest Publishing Industry: 15,403rd
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 71st in the regionTop
Largest Retail Industry: 151st in the regionRudest Citizens: 170th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 224th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 235th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 313th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 393rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 411th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 439th in the regionTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 524th in the regionMost Influential: 531st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 554th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 555th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 665th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 745th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 771st in the regionMost Developed: 801st in the regionLargest Black Market: 822nd in the regionMost Avoided: 874th in the region

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