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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 70thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 140thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 239th
The Sawtooth Badlands of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Feed them to the grinding wheel!
Warchieftain Carolus Ironhorse
Influence
Envoy
Region
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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The Black Cathedral

Population4.15 billion

CapitalEphyra
LeaderWarchieftain Carolus Ironhorse
FaithBlackened Orthodoxy

CurrencyGallon
AnimalGormling

The Sawtooth Badlands of The Black Cathedral is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Warchieftain Carolus Ironhorse with an iron fist, and renowned for its avowedly heterosexual populace, infamous sell-swords, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 4.15 billion Sawteeth are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Law & Order, Spirituality, and Industry are also considered important, while International Aid and Social Policy receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ephyra. The average income tax rate is 95.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Sawtooth economy, worth a remarkable 1,677 trillion Gallons a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, Woodchip Exports, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an amazing 404,313 Gallons, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.9 times as much as the poorest.

The disabled are forced to undergo an MRI scan every time they pick up their benefit payments, Bigtopian relations have become a minefield, maximum security fish farms leave caged salmon pining for the fjords, and only clowns with PhDs from clown college can advise Warchieftain Carolus Ironhorse on The Black Cathedral's coulrophobia epidemic. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Black Cathedral's national animal is the Gormling, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Blackened Orthodoxy.

The Black Cathedral is ranked 35,614th in the world and 7th in Founderless for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring 4,061.01 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 70thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 140thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 239thMost Devout: 268thMost Corrupt Governments: 509thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 525thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 554thLargest Mining Sector: 683rdHighest Average Incomes: 707thMost Armed: 748thLargest Agricultural Sector: 827thLargest Black Market: 947thMost Avoided: 1,279thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,379thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,654thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,901stLargest Insurance Industry: 1,912thTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,205thLargest Governments: 2,477thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2,660thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,939thLowest Crime Rates: 2,943rdMost Influential: 3,207thFattest Citizens: 3,285thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,874thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,336thMost Efficient Economies: 4,921stMost Conservative: 5,226thRudest Citizens: 7,878thHighest Economic Output: 9,323rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,630thMost Authoritarian: 10,163rdTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 14,513thMost Developed: 15,268thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,691stMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,943rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 18,897th
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Most Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionMost Conservative: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : The Black Cathedral was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
  • : Following new legislation in The Black Cathedral, only clowns with PhDs from clown college can advise Warchieftain Carolus Ironhorse on The Black Cathedral's coulrophobia epidemic.
  • : Following new legislation in The Black Cathedral, maximum security fish farms leave caged salmon pining for the fjords.
  • : Following new legislation in The Black Cathedral, Bigtopian relations have become a minefield.
  • : Following new legislation in The Black Cathedral, the disabled are forced to undergo an MRI scan every time they pick up their benefit payments.
  • : Following new legislation in The Black Cathedral, bands of paramedics walk the streets looking for suspicious medical activity.
  • : The Black Cathedral's influence in Founderless rose from "Duckspeaker" to "Envoy".
  • : The Black Cathedral's influence in Founderless fell from "Envoy" to "Duckspeaker".
  • : The Black Cathedral's influence in Founderless rose from "Duckspeaker" to "Envoy".
  • : The Black Cathedral's influence in Founderless rose from "Handshaker" to "Duckspeaker".

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