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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 5.393 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 concentrates mainly on 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 16%, but much higher for the wealthy. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Uranium Mining industry.

The colors pink and purple are banned from military unit insignia, the nation is reliant on the principle of mutually assured destruction to maintain its security, voters must frequently select what they view as the lesser of two evils on the ballot, and it's a common sight to see angry commuters with grenade launchers mounted on their vehicles. 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 1st in Keglen and 13,617th in the world for Most Authoritarian, with 1.712 Stalins.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 10 days ago

  • 10 days ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, it's a common sight to see angry commuters with grenade launchers mounted on their vehicles.
  • 10 days ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, voters must frequently select what they view as the lesser of two evils on the ballot.
  • 21 days ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, the nation is reliant on the principle of mutually assured destruction to maintain its security.
  • 21 days ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, the colors pink and purple are banned from military unit insignia.
  • 23 days ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, the government has ordered a moratorium on referenda.
  • 23 days ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, tourists are kicked out if they express interest in their national sport.
  • 23 days ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, island residents must resort to canoes and sailboats to get to work.
  • 47 days ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, city sidewalks are crowded with overweight people.
  • 47 days ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, abortions are carried out secretly in shady backstreet clinics.
  • 48 days ago: Newish New Things was reclassified from "Father Knows Best State" to "Iron Fist Consumerists".

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by Max Barry

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