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The Black Heart

Population228 million

Currencyspade
Animalblack hawk

The Empire of The Black Heart is a huge, safe nation, renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, compulsory military service, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 228 million Spades 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 large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 50.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Spaded economy, worth 11.2 trillion spades a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Trout Farming, Retail, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is 49,288 spades, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Leader is too busy listening to praise to get any work done, The Black Heart's free colleges struggle to maintain standards in the face of overwhelming demand, the nation's first space rocket -- sponsored by Eckie-Ecola and shaped like an enormous soda bottle -- is being developed, and hospitals are amongst the best-funded in the region. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Black Heart's national animal is the black hawk, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

The Black Heart is ranked 110,196th in the world and 4,134th in The East Pacific for Highest Workforce Participation Rate, with 64.92 Workforce Participation Rate.

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Most Conservative: 3,120thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,235thMost Authoritarian: 6,955thTop
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 12,071stMost Influential: 12,749th
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Most Conservative: 158th in the regionTop
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Most Authoritarian: 302nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 345th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 491st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 521st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : The Black Heart was endorsed by The Republic of Adolanta.
  • : The Black Heart was endorsed by The Empire of Marrico.
  • : Following new legislation in The Black Heart, hospitals are amongst the best-funded in the region.
  • : Following new legislation in The Black Heart, the nation's first space rocket -- sponsored by Eckie-Ecola and shaped like an enormous soda bottle -- is being developed.
  • : The Black Heart voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend the Rejected Realms".
  • : The Black Heart was endorsed by The Federal Republic of Janoobi Jazair.
  • : Following new legislation in The Black Heart, The Black Heart's free colleges struggle to maintain standards in the face of overwhelming demand.
  • : Following new legislation in The Black Heart, Leader is too busy listening to praise to get any work done.
  • : Following new legislation in The Black Heart, the study of medicine is popular throughout The Black Heart.
  • : Following new legislation in The Black Heart, weighted heels are added to military boots to ensure diminutive celebrities meet minimum requirements.

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