by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 362nd Most Influential: 673rd Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,632nd
The Northern Borderlands of
New York Times Democracy
Lucem tenebras, liberum vinculorum.
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Blackwood Coast

Population2.842 billion

CapitalSapphire City
LeaderPresident Johnson E Blackwood III

AnimalBlack Bear

The Northern Borderlands of Blackwood Coast is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by President Johnson E Blackwood III with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, avant-garde cinema, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 2.842 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. The average income tax rate is 68.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Blackwood Coastian economy, worth 593 trillion Marks a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an amazing 208,708 Marks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.0 times as much as the poorest.

Police officers catch up on their paperwork while handing their caseload to PIs, the government has declared that monochrome cinema is the next big thing, frequent broken zippers have resulted in safety pins making a fashion comeback, and citizens are regularly arrested in queues for 'loitering'. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Blackwood Coast's national animal is the Black Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Blackwood Coast is ranked 19,098th in the world and 963rd in The North Pacific for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry, scoring 5,144.17 on the Tasmanian Pulp Environmental Export Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 362ndMost Influential: 673rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,632ndTop
Largest Retail Industry: 2,832ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,873rdRudest Citizens: 4,600thHighest Average Incomes: 4,812thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,329thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,988thSmartest Citizens: 5,989thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,308thMost Developed: 6,820thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,282ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,630thTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,817thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 8,965thMost Efficient Economies: 8,997thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9,597thLargest Governments: 9,939thLowest Crime Rates: 11,521stLongest Average Lifespans: 12,458thMost Cultured: 13,096thLargest Agricultural Sector: 13,623rdMost Advanced Public Education: 14,091stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14,719thLargest Mining Sector: 15,857thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16,166thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,547th
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 39th in the regionTop
Largest Retail Industry: 143rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 186th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 204th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 206th in the regionMost Influential: 219th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 236th in the regionRudest Citizens: 258th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 271st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 311th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 313th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 313th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 356th in the regionMost Developed: 395th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 396th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 419th in the regionLargest Governments: 446th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 470th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 475th in the regionTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 530th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 574th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 580th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 630th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 634th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 661st in the regionMost Cultured: 661st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 681st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 718th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 732nd in the regionMost Stationary: 762nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 866th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 867th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 902nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 942nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Blackwood Coast was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Mining Sector.
  • : Blackwood Coast was endorsed by The Republic of Treshmania.
  • : Following new legislation in Blackwood Coast, citizens are regularly arrested in queues for 'loitering'.
  • : Following new legislation in Blackwood Coast, frequent broken zippers have resulted in safety pins making a fashion comeback.
  • : Following new legislation in Blackwood Coast, the government has declared that monochrome cinema is the next big thing.
  • : Following new legislation in Blackwood Coast, police officers catch up on their paperwork while handing their caseload to PIs.
  • : Blackwood Coast was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Following new legislation in Blackwood Coast, an increasingly villainous series of sports coaches are demanding the national mascot's true identity.
  • : Blackwood Coast endorsed The United Nations of Tyroshh.
  • : Following new legislation in Blackwood Coast, Eau de Trashcan has become a wildly popular perfume.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 214 » Diodone, Notyoutopia, Kwaj, Shin-Hachioji, Yaorozu, Great Bights Mum, Friently, Pallaith, Necromonia, Alice Gardens, American MapleStory, Selfgradatude, Holy Oranz, Great and Glorious Martese Unionins, Renetopia, Shadowrik, Ultima Terra, Republic of Dixie, Amerian States, Sunto, Sil Dorsett, Venezuelia, McMasterdonia, Yukti, Siwale, Ainsworth, New Lakemba, Malta Comino Gozo, Kelvaros Prime, New Chilokver, Guslantis, Buckerino, Cloydicia, Bayern-Straubing, ZimRobwe, PlanetPunk, The Iron Lions, The Austro Germanic Union, Beodarasc, Moubarakistan, Universal State Formula, Territorio di Nessuno, Tredano, Wineclaw, Unsophisticate, Drasvidania, General COE, Lemonbiscuits, Xentherida, Pleroma Sans Romans, and 164 others.The The Bierands, Corfad, SillyString, Panama Coalition, Ice and Tinian, Plumas, Weehay, Wodan, Aroa, Sacrento, The Syca, Palisede, Destroedor, Victoriaans Nederlands, Zombodice, Unimaginable Doom, Republic of Destiny, Apetopia, Agrauron, CurryIndia, Mzeusia, Gladio II, Malvad, NatsukiLand, Ozstan, Xagill, Avornica, Eglise Sainte Eve, A Terribly Charismatic Duck, Puczovska, Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, Frances Francis the First of France, Revolutionary Sealand, Maott, Ceretis, Atain, Guyomartand, Phoronu, East Supple Lund, Walter Jackson, Albacria, Ka Ching, Thoets, TerranulliuZ, Shibutani, Misthas, Wilkshire, The Windmilluminati, Dellengard, Q w e r t y, Californian Redwood, Lower Nubia, Azurius, THX1138, Northern Glory, Pizza Squared, Former English Colony, New Trisone, Koda-Land, New Seaview Cove, Kylesburgh, Inner Wilia Sch, Municipality of Baria and Vungtau, Esplandia, Avalon, Highton Islands, United Draconia, Snoodum, The Gamer Party, Empy, Racoda, Ayylienz, Eravonia, Veskaleine, Whereisthatistan, Pauxia, Grimrholm, Walist, Suicidistan, Sanjurika, The Mace Kingdom, Zeternia, Jest Xerces, Mazeoftime, Ethnon, Sundred, Hyperbanus, SORT, Elgaland-Vargaland, Visburgh, RaRaRasputinn, Misuvelia, Dovena, Beladev, Quranite, Sahriastan, CedieRKing, Equestrian Commonwealth, The United States of Romania, Kosovolu, Alsace and Lorraine United, I am the one who knocks, Potatolandium, Wisconsota, Putinopia, Kulgatha, Vsyerossiya, Rochester Black, Aenglaland, East Darlown Zamatraporia, Beasluxia, El Fiji Grande, Arstungry, Abject Ludicrosity, German Holy Roman Empire, Prickly Town, Daukas, The Lunar Brotherhood Knights, Copria, Abrickhouse, Camarthen, Dar es Saalam, New Austra, North Armatas, Solcialist States, Bridger-Teton, Imperial Higerker Rus, Democritus, Yarecir, Maj Tonia Godgueeber, Joaquin El Chapo Guzman, Free Economic Zone of New Vegas, BrightFutures, The Bureaucratic Territories, Calamazo, Nighthaven, Malphe, Babacar, Tawya, Curtis Cosla, Greater Pittsburgh, Xorroth, Dragonar, The Rhein States, The Pantheons, Gorlan Ruins, Freienland, The Most Freedom Ever, Colotex, Les Lumieres, Carryodon, New Bremerton, Jalyort Empire, Lionia, Lunallian, Qiland, Islavity Pod, Sea Ghost, Kranostav, Gawdzendia, Funkadelia, Tyroshh, Leviatoes, and Treshmania.

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