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Most Primitive: 12,790thMost Income Equality: 14,178thMost Rebellious Youth: 22,007th
The Armed Republic of
Democratic Socialists
power to the people
Influence
Hatchling
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Fragile
Political Freedom
Average

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Black Men

Population270 million

CurrencyUhuru
AnimalSilver Bird

The Armed Republic of Black Men is a huge, safe nation, notable for its state-planned economy and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate population of 270 million Powers are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The medium-sized, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 37.5%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but sluggish Black Menian economy, worth 6.38 trillion Uhurus a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Basket Weaving, Trout Farming, Woodchip Exports, and Beef-Based Agriculture. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 23,634 Uhurus, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Selfie stick use is a required Scout badge, criminals always seem to be forewarned of police raids, cane fights are a common sight in nursing homes, and the big red machine has ground to a halt. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Black Men's national animal is the Silver Bird, which can occasionally be seen dodging aircraft in the nation's cities.

Black Men is ranked 153,691st in the world and 4,497th in the Rejected Realms for Most Extreme, scoring 13.84 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Most Primitive: 12,790thMost Income Equality: 14,178thMost Rebellious Youth: 22,007th
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Most Income Equality: 358th in the regionTop
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Nicest Citizens: 512th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 513th in the regionMost Primitive: 548th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 578th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 654th in the regionMost Pacifist: 681st in the region

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