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The Borderlands of Newish New Things

“My nation is called Newish New Things”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
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 huge, devout nation, ruled by Leader with an iron fist, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 403 million, 400 million of whom are zombies, 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 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 3%, but much higher for the wealthy. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Uranium Mining industry.

Hairdressers are among those who have disappeared overnight, the government's official position on invasive species is 'who cares?', brazen mayors claim official expenses to pay for their drug habits, and tumbleweeds made of litter adorn city streets. 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 114,140th in the world for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring -11 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

Newish New Things is currently considering its options.

People: 2,982,795

Zombies: 400,044,484

Dead: 5,430,142,696

Survival Rate: 0.05%

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 2 days 9 hours ago

  • 2 days 3 hours ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, tumbleweeds made of litter adorn city streets.
  • 2 days 3 hours ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, brazen mayors claim official expenses to pay for their drug habits.
  • 3 days 3 hours ago: Newish New Things was reclassified from "Father Knows Best State" to "Iron Fist Consumerists".
  • 3 days 3 hours ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, the government's official position on invasive species is 'who cares?'.
  • 3 days 3 hours ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, hairdressers are among those who have disappeared overnight.
  • 3 days 3 hours ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, nobody ever seems to enter or leave the armour-plated flying castle that serves as Newish New Things's House of Parliament.
  • 3 days 3 hours ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, the welfare administration's new sweeping authority has forced the poor and needy to shop from pre-approved grocery lists.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, the police force is on a recruitment drive.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, the military has had to quell a recent insurrection by uninsured revolutionaries.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, Newish New Things has been greatly criticised for its isolationist policies.

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by Max Barry

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