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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

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The Borderlands of Newish New Things is a colossal, economically powerful nation, ruled by Leader with an iron fist, and renowned for its complete lack of public education. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 5.471 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 on the agenda. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Newish New Things City. The average income tax rate is 13%, but much higher for the wealthy. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Uranium Mining industry.

Citizens are bombarded with advertising from their compulsory miniature radios, homeless people are frequently charged with trespassing on public property, the country's famous rainforests are being bulldozed by the mining industry, and corporate 'hostile takeovers' now involve ICBMs and main battle tanks. 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 6th in Keglen and 111,284th in the world for Safest, scoring -459.8 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 1 day ago

  • 14 hours ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, corporate 'hostile takeovers' now involve ICBMs and main battle tanks.
  • 14 hours ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, the country's famous rainforests are being bulldozed by the mining industry.
  • 14 hours ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, homeless people are frequently charged with trespassing on public property.
  • 14 hours ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, citizens are bombarded with advertising from their compulsory miniature radios.
  • 2 days 14 hours ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, emergency room admissions for 'stampede injuries' have skyrocketed since the introduction of weekly Sabbath Eve sales.
  • 2 days 14 hours ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, the nation's Medal of Honour can be found as a free toy in breakfast cereal.
  • 3 days 2 hours ago: Newish New Things was reclassified from "Iron Fist Consumerists" to "Father Knows Best State".
  • 3 days 2 hours ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, record sales of 'child-whacking sticks' have been reported.
  • 3 days 2 hours ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, only the wealthy vote.
  • 3 days 2 hours ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, every citizen must submit to DNA testing to be eliminated from police inquiries.

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by Max Barry

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