by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 352nd Most Influential: 686th Rudest Citizens: 774th
The Technocracy of
Capitalist Paradise
Facere nostrum die
Premier Mancer
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population3.232 billion

LeaderPremier Mancer


The Technocracy of Blackphir is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Premier Mancer with an even hand, and remarkable for its public floggings, otherworldly petting zoo, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 3.232 billion Blackphirians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The medium-sized, corrupt, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Carthus. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 83.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Blackphirian economy, worth 768 trillion sovereigns a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an amazing 237,758 sovereigns, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,117,521 per year while the poor average 30,097, a ratio of 37.1 to 1.

The government response to disaster victims starving for bread is "let them eat stale cake", nose plugs are the latest Blackphirian fashion accessory, door-to-door salesmen are frequently beaten up by 'vigilantes', and toy versions of heroin paraphernalia let kids pretend to be their favourite TV characters. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Blackphir's national animal is the raven, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Blackphir is ranked 28,627th in the world and 1,308th in The North Pacific for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 2,410.92 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 352ndMost Influential: 686thRudest Citizens: 774thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,009thLargest Retail Industry: 1,422ndTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 1,858thLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,562ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,345thHighest Average Incomes: 3,392ndMost Secular: 3,531stMost Subsidized Industry: 4,074thSmartest Citizens: 4,421stMost Developed: 4,472ndLargest Governments: 5,365thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,569thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,357thLowest Crime Rates: 6,586thMost Cultured: 7,510thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,529thTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 8,198thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,580thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 9,018thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,136thMost Efficient Economies: 9,411thHealthiest Citizens: 9,663rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 10,324thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,864thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,295thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,774thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,099thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,242nd
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 36th in the regionRudest Citizens: 50th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 79th in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 99th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 144th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 160th in the regionMost Secular: 166th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 181st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 199th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 211th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 224th in the regionLargest Governments: 246th in the regionMost Influential: 248th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 256th in the regionMost Developed: 259th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 269th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 271st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 304th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 315th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 337th in the regionMost Cultured: 347th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 383rd in the regionTop
Most Efficient Economies: 428th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 470th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 480th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 486th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 507th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 527th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 585th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 659th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 686th in the regionNudest: 693rd in the regionMost Stationary: 696th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 726th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 732nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 747th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 754th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 255 » Frances Francis the First of France, Shibutani, Notyoutopia, Pallaith, Yaorozu, Great Bights Mum, Wineclaw, Universal State Formula, Diodone, Kwaj, Siwale, Shin-Hachioji, Sil Dorsett, Unimaginable Doom, Buckerino, Territorio di Nessuno, Selfgradatude, Lower Nubia, Shadowrik, PlanetPunk, Corfad, Sunto, Guslantis, Moubarakistan, Arimbia, Atain, Holy Oranz, Former English Colony, Northern Glory, New Trisone, Yukti, Koda-Land, Misuvelia, Amerian States, Ainsworth, Highton Islands, Puczovska, Pleroma Sans Romans, Empy, United Draconia, Q w e r t y, The Gamer Party, Maott, Whereisthatistan, Sacrento, Zeternia, Mazeoftime, Ethnon, Sundred, Hyperbanus, and 205 others.SORT, Kulgatha, Zokk, Wodan, Cloydicia, Arstungry, Xentherida, El Fiji Grande, Avemterra, Choistan, Amauri, Ozstan, Emmerian Republic, East Wushen, Amestris-Britannia, Ice and Tinian, Dar es Saalam, Wilkshire, Greater Pittsburgh, The Iron Lions, Babacar, The Pantheons, The Rhein States, The Most Freedom Ever, New Bremerton, New Pruessen, Malta Comino Gozo, The Serdey Islands, Islamic Cali, Spartoptia, Niradans, United Kahndaq, Newpromisedland, General COE, Mercandia, Humptalumpta, Vincone Cae, Votak Matim, North Bratislava, Sinelona, Egalico, New Lakemba, Warsaw-Halicz, The Windmilluminati, Dreadton, Guer Aike, Kasazzastan, Omnistria, Torakuen, Wunderstrafanstalt, Federation Terra Australis, Outer Egorniand, The South Falls, Kobagia, Ninjak30, Ostrolia, Lunallian, Zumlandia, Napnomadia, Pinguioris, Sheldanada, Bearical, Hong Kong Empire, Black Templares, Asgardira, Steraz, Partax, Kalimora Aire, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Unsophisticate, Pasargad, The Sinclarian Provinces, Alunya, Joodey, Kyrianian, Zemnaya Svoboda, Ieprus, Panama Coalition, Solmetria, Acrabinnia, Jasminlandia, Renzic, Saturns Edge, Soviet Terran, Spunkland, Ibiscaton, Ucatski, Orven, Sea Ghost, Plangainer, Steampunk Ariel, Trillius, The Stratosphere Islands, Marijuana Haven, Angwayster, Xandarnia, Union of Austria-Hungary, Haor Chall, Astronomical, Viridiann, Victoriaans Nederlands, Ejhsa, Valhalla123, Rkainjel, New Caeitanordia, Aratani, East Spopovichka, 1 very fast endotarter, Yummy Blubber, Ikea Rike, Free Azzaca, Legendsland, British Pacific Islands, Abject Ludicrosity, Republic of New Atlantis, Loutsland, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Noahs Second Country, Sockmanland, Test for a new hope, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Brettenia, Kuveria, Antityranicals, Hileville, Elder Realms, Makersaulache, Fayyayid, Constantinolia, Solidair, Glurponia, Astrind, Xzavia-Hjar, Wisconsota, Debussy, Seenvorland, Utopicican, Amaganset, United Non-Southern American Empire, Elestrum, San Xavier, Lindsaystan, Great Javadwipa, Penrith, Runeda, Bananoonza, Cuyan, Orado, Daiz, Juggernautilus, Tamgu, Concordare, The Tampa Bay Rays, New Flos, New Octicarg, Lanterkint, Dramanian, Grimandia, Duerrlewang, Moisus, Styrica, Quebekistand, Thoven, McMasterdonia, Faircliff, Frie Annium, Delmak, Fizban, Miruma, Solskjar, U S Eh, Ponantine, Racoda, Great Robertia, Oolah kooshie, Tellavinna, Yewbow, The Nation that will win Soops for 9003, Gnomewatchers, Kaschovia, Potestasia, Loli County, The Derpercratic Empire of Derpiness, Eteles, Francois Isidore, Avenged Sevenfoldia, Serendipita Martia, Neworva, Federalania, Clan Spaniel, Lendara, Nothru Lerple, Prevaland, Darcania, East Supple Lund, Altamonte, Gorundu, Wallachian People, Xagill, PotatoFarmers, -Ocelot-, Angshire, Germanic Araya, Kranostav, and Holy Isekai.

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