Feed them to the grinding wheel! Warchieftain Carolus Ironhorse
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 69thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 139thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 227th
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The Black Cathedral

Population3.974 billion

LeaderWarchieftain Carolus Ironhorse
FaithBlackened Orthodoxy


The Sawtooth Badlands of The Black Cathedral is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Warchieftain Carolus Ironhorse with an iron fist, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, ritual sacrifices, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 3.974 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 aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ephyra. The average income tax rate is 95.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Sawtooth economy, worth a remarkable 1,603 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 403,492 Gallons, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.0 times as much as the poorest.

Renaissance frescos are being chiselled off public walls, practically perfect royal toddlers tend to say "regrettably not at this juncture" rather than "no", taking hostages is a great way to influence government policy, and workers can choose whether they prefer offices that smell of pungent body odor or whale vomit. 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 15,322nd in the world and 1st in Founderless for Most Developed, scoring 85.91 on the Human Development Index.

Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 69thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 139thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 227thMost Devout: 264thMost Corrupt Governments: 492ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 503rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 555thLargest Mining Sector: 665thHighest Average Incomes: 707thMost Armed: 754thLargest Agricultural Sector: 822ndLargest Black Market: 977thMost Avoided: 1,278thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,382ndHighest Poor Incomes: 1,499thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,788thMost Influential: 1,939thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,944thTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,141stLargest Governments: 2,515thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2,748thLowest Crime Rates: 2,934thFattest Citizens: 3,156thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,467thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,762ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,343rdMost Efficient Economies: 4,704thMost Conservative: 5,690thRudest Citizens: 7,244thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,364thHighest Economic Output: 9,740thTop
Most Authoritarian: 11,567thLargest Retail Industry: 14,233rdMost Developed: 15,322ndMost Advanced Public Education: 15,729thMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,816thMost Scientifically Advanced: 18,951st
Most Developed: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Conservative: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 3rd in the region

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