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Most Armed: 4,451stMost Patriotic: 7,205thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,578th
The Black Hawk of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Peace was always a lie.
Visoraxus Holoratus Starkiller
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Population4.905 billion

LeaderVisoraxus Holoratus Starkiller

Animalblack hawk

The Black Hawk of Holoratus is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Visoraxus Holoratus Starkiller with an iron fist, and renowned for its prohibition of alcohol, keen interest in outer space, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 4.905 billion Holoratusians 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 government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Law & Order, Education, and Administration also on the agenda, while International Aid receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Durmengrad. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 22.4%.

The strong Holoratusian economy, worth 442 trillion regions a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Information Technology. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 90,136 regions, with the richest citizens earning 5.7 times as much as the poorest.

The judicial branch is strongly influenced by major corporations, prisoners work-share to cut down rising costs of keeping them in jail, the standardised national curriculum requires that all-male classes be taught why they have periods, and auditors are gutting every governmental department. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Holoratus's national animal is the black hawk, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Holoratus is ranked 209,287th in the world and 431st in The Black Hawks for Highest Crime Rates, with 2.36 crimes per hour.

Most Armed: 4,451stMost Patriotic: 7,205thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,578thTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 13,811thHighest Disposable Incomes: 16,174thLargest Retail Industry: 18,593rdLargest Black Market: 20,651stBest Weather: 21,856th
Most Armed: 16th in the regionTop
Best Weather: 34th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 44th in the regionMost Influential: 49th in the regionMost Patriotic: 49th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 52nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 55th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 57th in the regionLargest Black Market: 57th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 58th in the region

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