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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 386th Most Influential: 645th Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,191st
The Northern Borderlands of
New York Times Democracy
Lucem tenebras, liberum vinculorum.
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Blackwood Coast

Population2.129 billion

CapitalSapphire City
LeaderPresident Johnson E Blackwood III

CurrencyMark
AnimalBlack Bear

The Northern Borderlands of Blackwood Coast is a massive, safe nation, ruled by President Johnson E Blackwood III with a fair hand, and renowned for its unlimited-speed roads, keen interest in outer space, and avowedly heterosexual populace. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 2.129 billion Blackwoods enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sapphire City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 43.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Blackwood Coastian economy, worth 400 trillion Marks a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 188,034 Marks, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 670,310 per year while the poor average 37,939, a ratio of 17.7 to 1.

Money that should have gone to charities is instead spent on monitoring them, artificial intelligences seeking exciting work are overcome with ennui, burnt-out forty-foot-tall wicker men dot the countryside, and the installation of street lights across remote goat tracks has left citizens bemused. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Blackwood Coast's national animal is the Black Bear, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Blackwood Coast is ranked 158,894th in the world and 8,496th in The North Pacific for Most Inclusive, scoring 37.18 on the Mandela-Wollstonecraft Non-Discrimination Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 386thMost Influential: 645thTop
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,191stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,359thLargest Retail Industry: 3,440thRudest Citizens: 4,349thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,399thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,303rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6,502ndHighest Average Incomes: 6,579thHighest Disposable Incomes: 6,778thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 7,402ndSmartest Citizens: 8,562ndTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 9,091stMost Developed: 9,154thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,391stMost Efficient Economies: 9,608thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,861stLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,040thLargest Mining Sector: 10,249thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 13,404thLargest Agricultural Sector: 13,740thLongest Average Lifespans: 15,923rdGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 16,345thLargest Governments: 16,787th
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 61st in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 111th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 174th in the regionRudest Citizens: 222nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 224th in the regionMost Influential: 232nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 277th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 278th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 280th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 297th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 298th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 353rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 365th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 393rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 406th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 418th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 437th in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 454th in the regionMost Developed: 512th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 558th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 572nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 652nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 689th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 692nd in the regionLargest Governments: 746th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 880th in the region

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