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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:
Unheard Of

Regional Influence: Powerbroker

Location: Keglen

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The Borderlands of Newish New Things is a colossal, devout nation, ruled by Leader with an iron fist, and renowned for its superstitious fear of technology. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 5.649 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 concentrates mainly on 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 5%, but much higher for the wealthy. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Uranium Mining industry.

Almost half of the child population live rough on the streets, homeless people are periodically found dead upon altars to assorted deities, citizens who refuse to vote are guillotined, and most of the nation's wealthy aristocrats are dentists. 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 4th in Keglen and 113,455th in the world for Best Weather, with -988 Metres of Sunlight Above Expected.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 15 hours ago

  • 7 hours ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, most of the nation's wealthy aristocrats are dentists.
  • 7 hours ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, citizens who refuse to vote are guillotined.
  • 7 hours ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, homeless people are periodically found dead upon altars to assorted deities.
  • 7 hours ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, almost half of the child population live rough on the streets.
  • 2 days 7 hours ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, homes have been banned from having any more than one wheel.
  • 2 days 7 hours ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, new laws have paved the way for female politicians.
  • 2 days 7 hours ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, the government has cut its subsidies for all special interest groups.
  • 2 days 7 hours ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, healthcare funding has been cut.
  • 2 days 7 hours ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, homeless people are frequently charged with trespassing on public property.
  • 24 days ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, movies and computer games are strictly censored for violence.

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by Max Barry

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