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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 430th Most Influential: 701st Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,846th
The Northern Borderlands of
New York Times Democracy
Lucem tenebras, liberum vinculorum.
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Blackwood Coast

Population1.816 billion

CapitalSapphire City
LeaderPresident Johnson E Blackwood III

CurrencyMark
AnimalBlack Bear

The Northern Borderlands of Blackwood Coast is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by President Johnson E Blackwood III with a fair hand, and renowned for its smutty television, parental licensing program, and infamous sell-swords. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 1.816 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, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sapphire City. The average income tax rate is 34.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Blackwood Coastian economy, worth 309 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 170,386 Marks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.8 times as much as the poorest.

Poaching has been on the rise after animals from the nation's zoos were released into the wild, passionate nomination battles are often as intense as general elections, psychiatrists bizarrely accompany President Johnson E Blackwood III to meetings with foreign heads of state, and freighter lifeboats have been replaced by state of the art marker buoys so divers can recover the cargo after they sink. 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 28,845th in the world and 1,337th in The North Pacific for Most Eco-Friendly Governments, scoring 2,306.01 on the Dolphin Recycling Awareness Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 430thMost Influential: 701stTop
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,846thRudest Citizens: 4,038thLargest Retail Industry: 5,238thHighest Disposable Incomes: 6,420thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,737thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,508thHighest Average Incomes: 8,794thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 10,004thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,174thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10,194thLargest Agricultural Sector: 10,665thMost Developed: 10,722ndLargest Publishing Industry: 10,965thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,998thSmartest Citizens: 11,467thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,962ndLargest Mining Sector: 15,556thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15,768thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 16,151stLongest Average Lifespans: 17,562ndHighest Poor Incomes: 17,991st
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 79th in the regionTop
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Rudest Citizens: 196th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 250th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 255th in the regionMost Influential: 269th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 285th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 309th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 374th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 406th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 413th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 432nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 440th in the regionTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 510th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 538th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 556th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 583rd in the regionMost Developed: 592nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 596th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 618th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 638th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 860th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 888th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 931st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 952nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 980th in the regionLargest Governments: 998th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Blackwood Coast was endorsed by The Republic of Northern United Arkadia.
  • : Blackwood Coast was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Mining Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Blackwood Coast, freighter lifeboats have been replaced by state of the art marker buoys so divers can recover the cargo after they sink.
  • : Following new legislation in Blackwood Coast, psychiatrists bizarrely accompany President Johnson E Blackwood III to meetings with foreign heads of state.
  • : Following new legislation in Blackwood Coast, passionate nomination battles are often as intense as general elections.
  • : Following new legislation in Blackwood Coast, poaching has been on the rise after animals from the nation's zoos were released into the wild.
  • : Following new legislation in Blackwood Coast, fancy dress parties are raided by military police for new recruits.
  • : Blackwood Coast was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Wealthy Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Blackwood Coast, the government encourages conflict abroad to increase arms sales.
  • : Following new legislation in Blackwood Coast, convicted felons are forced into slavery for their crimes.

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World Assembly

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