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The Black Forrest

Population42.039 billion


CurrencyGold Piece
AnimalWinged Lemur

The Kingdom of The Black Forrest is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, notable for its public floggings, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 42.039 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 8,526 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 202,824 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 1,074th in the world and 16th in Forest for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 34,447.65 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 198thLargest Populations: 201stMost Cheerful Citizens: 215thMost Advanced Public Transport: 241stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 526thMost Influential: 534thBest Weather: 672ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 683rdMost Advanced Public Education: 702ndMost Beautiful Environments: 777thLargest Governments: 892ndHighest Economic Output: 917thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,008thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,012thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,074thNicest Citizens: 1,210thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,446thSafest: 1,649thSmartest Citizens: 1,717thLowest Crime Rates: 1,837thHealthiest Citizens: 1,934thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,975thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,184thTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 3,171stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,213thMost Cultured: 3,309thHighest Food Quality: 3,918thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,925thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,277thMost Pacifist: 4,928thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,686thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,965thHighest Average Incomes: 7,224thMost Devout: 7,296thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 9,666thMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,720thMost Inclusive: 10,887thMost Stationary: 12,391stMost Subsidized Industry: 12,607thTop
Most Developed: 15,403rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 17,627thMost Rebellious Youth: 21,187th
Highest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 3rd in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 5th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 10th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12th in the regionLargest Governments: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 14th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 14th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 16th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 16th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 18th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 21st in the regionNicest Citizens: 22nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 22nd in the regionBest Weather: 24th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 27th in the regionSafest: 27th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 28th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 29th in the regionMost Devout: 30th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 33rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 33rd in the region

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