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Most Authoritarian: 9,441stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,673rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,665th
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Knightwick

Population400 million

CapitalHelghan

CurrencyGB
AnimalHoney Badger

The Empire of Knightwick is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its complete lack of prisons, pith helmet sales, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 400 million Knightwickians 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 Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Helghan. The average income tax rate is 70.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Knightwickian economy, worth 36.5 trillion GBS a year, is dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Uranium Mining. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 91,182 GBS, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

Ill and injured visitors in Knightwick have to walk it off until they return home, the nation has always been at war with Bigtopia, programmes of questionable content are shown at peak-hours, and the KBI Channel Tunnel project is plagued by delays. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Knightwick's national animal is the Honey Badger, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Knightwick is ranked 145,313th in the world and 180th in The Black Hawks for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 2.69 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

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Most Authoritarian: 9,441stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,673rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,665thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,900thTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 14,169thMost Conservative: 14,828thMost Advanced Public Transport: 19,581stLargest Agricultural Sector: 20,202ndLowest Crime Rates: 22,410th
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Most Authoritarian: 33rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Knightwick, the KBI Channel Tunnel project is plagued by delays.
  • : Following new legislation in Knightwick, programmes of questionable content are shown at peak-hours.
  • : Following new legislation in Knightwick, the nation has always been at war with Bigtopia.
  • : Following new legislation in Knightwick, ill and injured visitors in Knightwick have to walk it off until they return home.
  • : Following new legislation in Knightwick, citizens have an obligation to remain silent and anything they say may be used against them.
  • : Following new legislation in Knightwick, breast milk is being redistributed from each according to their ability to each according to their need.
  • : Following new legislation in Knightwick, on-duty Air Knightwick flight attendants are usually seen napping in first class.
  • : Following new legislation in Knightwick, the nation's only university is the School of Hard Knocks.
  • : Following new legislation in Knightwick, Knightwick is increasingly belligerent on the international stage.
  • : Following new legislation in Knightwick, military officers are given medals for disobeying orders.

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