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Most Armed: 5,448thMost Patriotic: 14,470thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 16,677th
The Black Hawk of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Peace was always a lie.
Visoraxus Holoratus Starkiller
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Population8.306 billion

LeaderVisoraxus Holoratus Starkiller

Animalblack hawk

The Black Hawk of Holoratus is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Visoraxus Holoratus Starkiller with an iron fist, and renowned for its ritual sacrifices, prohibition of alcohol, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 8.306 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, although Law & Order, Education, and Administration are also considered important, 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 748 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 86,881st in the world and 103rd in The Black Hawks for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 5.7 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

Most Armed: 5,448thTop
Most Patriotic: 14,470thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 16,677thHighest Disposable Incomes: 16,779thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 20,440thLargest Retail Industry: 22,783rdBest Weather: 23,864thMost Influential: 24,011thLargest Black Market: 28,148th
Most Armed: 16th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 29th in the regionBest Weather: 30th in the region

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