Most Secular: 3,431stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,037thMost Influential: 6,342nd
The Militarised Empire of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Closer to heaven
Tex Blackwood
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Few

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Old Blackwood

Population7.391 billion

CapitalIronwood
LeaderTex Blackwood

CurrencyFoxen
AnimalFox

The Militarised Empire of Old Blackwood is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Tex Blackwood with an even hand, and remarkable for its ubiquitous missile silos, avant-garde cinema, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 7.391 billion Old Blackwoodians 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 enormous, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ironwood. The average income tax rate is 74.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Old Blackwoodian economy, worth 658 trillion Foxens a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing and Tourism. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 89,143 Foxens, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Home renovation shows are increasingly popular, funeral directors are frequently looking at their watches during funerals, nuclear submarines have been deployed to protect the nation's banana supply, and military chiefs are predicting extra funding in this year's budget. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Old Blackwood's national animal is the Fox, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Old Blackwood is ranked 185,848th in the world and 6,094th in the Rejected Realms for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring -3.92 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Most Secular: 3,431stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,037thMost Influential: 6,342ndTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,862ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,336thMost Beautiful Environments: 13,520thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,638thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,824thLowest Crime Rates: 15,424thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15,645thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15,983rdMost Cultured: 17,511thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 18,265thLongest Average Lifespans: 18,423rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 19,315thMost Scientifically Advanced: 19,955thBest Weather: 20,515thMost Developed: 21,965thSmartest Citizens: 22,087thHighest Average Tax Rates: 22,274thHighest Poor Incomes: 22,842nd
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 80th in the regionMost Influential: 89th in the regionMost Secular: 116th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 293rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 316th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 334th in the regionMost Cultured: 352nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 377th in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 404th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 408th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 436th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 440th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 456th in the regionBest Weather: 467th in the regionMost Developed: 499th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 511th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 527th in the regionMost Stationary: 566th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 592nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 662nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 680th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 691st in the region

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