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Largest Populations: 142ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 194thMost Cheerful Citizens: 217th
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The Black Forrest

Population44.897 billion


CurrencyGold Piece
AnimalWinged Lemur

The Kingdom of The Black Forrest is a gargantuan, safe nation, remarkable for its strictly enforced bedtime, compulsory military service, and unlimited-speed roads. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 44.897 billion Black Forrestians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Omashu. The income tax rate is 100%.

The powerhouse Black Forrestian economy, worth a remarkable 9,201 trillion Gold Pieces a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Trout Farming. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 204,936 Gold Pieces, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

EpiPen sales have skyrocketed, the Finance Ministry posts hourly updates on where taxpayer money is spent, the installation of street lights across remote goat tracks has left citizens bemused, and commuters often break into synchronised para-para dancing for no reason at all. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Black Forrest's national animal is the Winged Lemur, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Black Forrest is ranked 12,256th in the world and 34th in Forest for Most Devout, with 3,049.18 prayers per hour.

Largest Populations: 142ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 194thMost Cheerful Citizens: 217thMost Advanced Public Transport: 224thMost Influential: 372ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 586thMost Advanced Public Education: 733rdBest Weather: 881stMost Beautiful Environments: 886thHighest Average Tax Rates: 890thHighest Economic Output: 966thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,110thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,112thLargest Governments: 1,121stLargest Publishing Industry: 1,301stNicest Citizens: 1,370thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,652ndSafest: 1,700thSmartest Citizens: 2,035thLowest Crime Rates: 2,120thHealthiest Citizens: 2,142ndLongest Average Lifespans: 2,146thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,538thTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,044thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,049thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,776thMost Cultured: 3,822ndHighest Food Quality: 4,359thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,497thMost Pacifist: 5,128thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,867thHighest Average Incomes: 8,753rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,514thMost Stationary: 10,446thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 10,556thMost Inclusive: 11,703rdMost Devout: 12,256thTop
Most Developed: 14,255thMost Subsidized Industry: 18,380thMost Scientifically Advanced: 18,764thMost Rebellious Youth: 20,624th
Largest Populations: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 5th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13th in the regionLargest Governments: 15th in the regionMost Influential: 16th in the regionTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 17th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 18th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 18th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 19th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 21st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 25th in the regionNicest Citizens: 26th in the regionBest Weather: 26th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 28th in the regionMost Stationary: 30th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 31st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 31st in the regionSafest: 32nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 32nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 32nd in the region

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