by Max Barry

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Highest Average Tax Rates: 9thLargest Governments: 10thLargest Populations: 66th
The United Socialist States of
Left-wing Utopia
Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung. [TPC]
Influence
Superpower
Vice-Delegate
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Weak
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Blackbird

Population38.132 billion

CapitalBlackbird City

CurrencyProletarian Credit
Animalsnowshoe rabbit

The United Socialist States of Blackbird is a gargantuan, genial nation, notable for its state-planned economy, restrictive gun laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 38.132 billion Blackbirdians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Environment, Education, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Blackbird City. The income tax rate is 100%.

The enormous but sluggish Blackbirdian economy, worth a remarkable 5,766 trillion Proletarian Credits a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is solely comprised of the Book Publishing industry. Average income is an impressive 151,224 Proletarian Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The mob and the police have recently had numerous clashes in the back alleys of Blackbird's cities due to the government's steadfast anti-casino stance, the sound of wooden legs echo throughout Blackbird after the recent introduction of the Foot Tax, the nation has opened its arms to an influx of refugees, and refugees from other nations are flocking to Blackbird's border. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Blackbird's national animal is the snowshoe rabbit, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Blackbird is ranked 189,297th in the world and 4th in The Proletariat Coalition for Most Pro-Market, scoring -83.43 on the Rand Index.

Top
1%
Highest Average Tax Rates: 9thLargest Governments: 10thLargest Populations: 66thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 73rdSafest: 73rdMost Beautiful Environments: 77thMost Pacifist: 89thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 102ndLowest Crime Rates: 111thBest Weather: 150thMost Cheerful Citizens: 186thNicest Citizens: 213thMost Rebellious Youth: 256thMost Compassionate Citizens: 263rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 396thLargest Welfare Programs: 408thSmartest Citizens: 448thMost Influential: 528thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 549thHealthiest Citizens: 652ndLongest Average Lifespans: 696thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 984thHighest Economic Output: 1,367thMost Inclusive: 1,412thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,951stTop
5%
Most Cultured: 2,237thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,630thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,066thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,242ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,775thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,848thMost Devout: 6,915thTop
10%
Most Income Equality: 12,438thHighest Average Incomes: 13,173rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 18,976thNudest: 19,614th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Blackbird voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Crushing Our Enemies".
  • : Blackbird was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Cultured.
  • : Blackbird voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Requiring Promulgation of National Laws".
  • : Blackbird was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Blackbird was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : Blackbird was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Cultured.
  • : Blackbird was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces.
  • : Blackbird was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Workforce Participation Rate.
  • : Blackbird was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • : Blackbird voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn This Game".

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