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The Borderlands of Newish New Things

“My nation is called Newish New Things”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Few
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 hatred of cheese. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 5.216 billion Newish New Thingsians 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."

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 20%, but much higher for the wealthy. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Uranium Mining industry.

Ravers are having trouble getting used to blackcurrant squash instead of vodka, bloodthirsty zealots regularly participate in the Friday Night Stoning of Adulterers, abortions are carried out secretly in shady backstreet clinics, and city sidewalks are crowded with overweight people. 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 1,621st in the world for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring 65 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 18 days ago

  • 18 days ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, city sidewalks are crowded with overweight people.
  • 18 days ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, abortions are carried out secretly in shady backstreet clinics.
  • 19 days ago: Newish New Things was reclassified from "Father Knows Best State" to "Iron Fist Consumerists".
  • 19 days ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, bloodthirsty zealots regularly participate in the Friday Night Stoning of Adulterers.
  • 19 days ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, ravers are having trouble getting used to blackcurrant squash instead of vodka.
  • 19 days ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, dark alleys and public toilets are filled with furtive sexual activities among teenagers and unmarried adults.
  • 21 days ago: Newish New Things was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Influential.
  • 22 days ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, rumor has it that the government was paid off by the mob to allow casinos to reopen.
  • 22 days ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, motorists' locations are constantly tracked by intelligence and law enforcement agencies.
  • 22 days ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, drunk drivers are sentenced to death.

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by Max Barry

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