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The Black Forrest

Population37.941 billion


CurrencyGold Piece
AnimalWinged Lemur

The Kingdom of The Black Forrest is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its keen interest in outer space, hatred of cheese, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 37.941 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 7,577 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 impressive 199,718 Gold Pieces, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The internet has been placed under government control, EpiPen sales have skyrocketed, the Finance Ministry posts hourly updates on where taxpayer money is spent, and the installation of street lights across remote goat tracks has left citizens bemused. Crime, especially youth-related, 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 224,101st in the world and 409th in Forest for Largest Agricultural Sector, scoring -19.05 on the Mu-Bah-Daggs Productivity Index.

Most Cheerful Citizens: 200thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 202ndLargest Populations: 220thMost Advanced Public Transport: 284thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 588thBest Weather: 590thHighest Average Tax Rates: 590thMost Beautiful Environments: 693rdMost Advanced Public Education: 709thLargest Governments: 752ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 756thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 795thNicest Citizens: 797thHighest Economic Output: 807thLargest Welfare Programs: 858thLargest Publishing Industry: 989thMost Influential: 1,138thSafest: 1,335thSmartest Citizens: 1,568thLowest Crime Rates: 1,595thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,621stHealthiest Citizens: 1,671stLongest Average Lifespans: 1,739thTop
Most Cultured: 3,031stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,105thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,300thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,437thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,500thMost Pacifist: 4,539thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,505thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,854thMost Devout: 6,231stHighest Average Incomes: 6,322ndLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6,653rdMost Inclusive: 9,703rdMost Subsidized Industry: 10,961stTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 14,620thMost Developed: 15,606thMost Stationary: 16,695thMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,933rd
Largest Populations: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 3rd in the regionTop
Largest Governments: 7th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 7th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 11th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 14th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 14th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 16th in the regionNicest Citizens: 17th in the regionMost Influential: 18th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 18th in the regionBest Weather: 21st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 21st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 22nd in the regionSafest: 23rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 23rd in the regionTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 25th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 26th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 26th in the regionMost Devout: 34th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 36th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 37th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 39th in the regionMost Cultured: 44th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 46th in the region

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