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The Clockwork Plague of BlackLight Covenant

“Glory to the Conglomerates.”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Average

Location: The Glorious Nations of Iwaku

Regional Influence: Eminence Grise

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The Clockwork Plague of BlackLight Covenant is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Boris with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and digital currency. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 10.545 billion BlackLight Covenantians 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 medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Terbarlynton. The average income tax rate is 95.9%.

The frighteningly efficient BlackLight Covenantian economy, worth a remarkable 2,281 trillion Retals a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 216,338 Retals, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

There's an aura of pseudoscience around academia, politicians preface their speeches with a declaration that any resemblance to speeches given by individuals living or dead is purely coincidental, it is illegal to distribute Girl Guide Cookies without an advanced food hygiene diploma, and doctors prescribe medicines but they rarely dispense hope or compassion. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. BlackLight Covenant's national animal is the Cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Unknown.

BlackLight Covenant is ranked 117,640th in the world and 181st in The Glorious Nations of Iwaku for Largest Black Market, with 313 billion Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 854thMost Influential: 938thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,741stLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,859thMost Developed: 2,044thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 2,574thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,601stLowest Crime Rates: 2,615thSmartest Citizens: 2,677thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,110thLargest Governments: 3,755thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,780thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,129thMost Efficient Economies: 4,433rdHealthiest Citizens: 4,492ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,507thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,629thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,636thHighest Average Incomes: 5,229thRudest Citizens: 5,483rdMost Advanced Public Education: 5,568thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,767thHighest Economic Output: 6,883rdMost Beautiful Environments: 8,490thMost Stationary: 8,904thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,930thMost Secular: 8,934thSafest: 9,070thMost Cultured: 9,536thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,596thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,007thTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,465thMost Inclusive: 13,211thMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,182ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 21,007thBest Weather: 21,109th
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Most Influential: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 5th in the regionMost Average: 7th in the regionMost Stationary: 8th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 14th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 15th in the regionMost Developed: 17th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 18th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 20th in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 21st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 23rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 25th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 25th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 25th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 27th in the regionRudest Citizens: 27th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 30th in the regionLargest Governments: 32nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 32nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 35th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 36th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 37th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 39th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 40th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 39 » Blobular, Roman-Britannic Empire, Enlais, Kurha, Thaw, Ankuran, Bruhviet Union, Inner Kinglagi, Imperial of Mankind, Vest Oldabre, Tyranacility, Kisume the bucket youkai, North Starine, Slonavia, Craff, Austrawa, Johnsons, Chinohana, Reltvilm, Kneecap, Joop joop, Smol Spot, Trinibago, Land Land Country Country, Antanamara, South Toboga, Panaderia, Monocracy, Darayava, Oometz, Dowsking, Deusion, Plutoracy, Pawn Tucson, These United States of the Inner Planets, Yoolichy, Wardrop, Eastern New Hyperon, and Masimau.