Spotlight on:

National Flag

The Borderlands of Newish New Things

“My nation is called Newish New Things”

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Powerbroker

Location: Keglen

OverviewPeopleGovernmentEconomyTrendAnalysis

The Borderlands of Newish New Things is a colossal, economically powerful nation, ruled by Leader with an iron fist, and renowned for its superstitious fear of technology. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 5.78 billion Newish New Thingsians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt government stops and the rest of society begins, but it is mainly concerned with Religion & Spirituality, although Commerce and Law & Order are secondary priorities. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Newish New Things City. The average income tax rate is 2%, but much higher for the wealthy. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Uranium Mining industry.

The police force is rumoured to be made up of evil shadows with no souls, nine out of ten citizens of Newish New Things answered 'nuclear safety inspector' when asked their occupation, well-off serial killers write monthly checks to avoid jail time, and government police forces protect public schools from the threat of protest. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is crippling. Newish New Things's national animal is the Hawk, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, its national religion is a major religion, and its currency is the Golden Chameleon.

Newish New Things is ranked 2nd in Keglen and 4,405th in the world for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 3 on the Hayek Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 9 hours ago

  • 3 hours ago: Newish New Things was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Lowest Overall Tax Burden.
  • 3 hours ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, government police forces protect public schools from the threat of protest.
  • 3 hours ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, well-off serial killers write monthly checks to avoid jail time.
  • 3 hours ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, nine out of ten citizens of Newish New Things answered 'nuclear safety inspector' when asked their occupation.
  • 3 hours ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, the police force is rumoured to be made up of evil shadows with no souls.
  • 3 hours ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, midnight raids drag couples from their homes in the name of decency.
  • 3 days 3 hours ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, the government regularly crumbles under the pressure of terrorists.
  • 3 days 3 hours ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, long arduous trials are held for the most trivial of offences.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, UFO sightings are listed daily in the morning news.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, the art of conversation has been rediscovered.

More...

by Max Barry

Latest Forum Topics