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The Borderlands of Newish New Things

“My nation is called Newish New Things”

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Powerbroker

Location: Keglen

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The Borderlands of Newish New Things is a massive, devout nation, ruled by Leader with an iron fist, and renowned for its hatred of cheese. Its hard-nosed, cynical population of 4.683 billion 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 19%. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Uranium Mining industry.

Organised sports are frowned upon as frivolous, children are raised bilingual from an early age, almost half of the child population live rough on the streets, and the state has declared war on the environment and environmentalists by association. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is crippling. Newish New Things's national animal is the Hawk, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, its national religion is a major religion, and its currency is the Golden Chameleon.

Newish New Things is ranked 3rd in Keglen and 92,129th in the world for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry, scoring -1 on the Tasmanian Pulp Environmental Export Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 4 days ago

  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, the state has declared war on the environment and environmentalists by association.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, almost half of the child population live rough on the streets.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, children are raised bilingual from an early age.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, organised sports are frowned upon as frivolous.
  • 6 days ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, discarded pennies litter the streets.
  • 6 days ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, groups of three or more trees are cut down in the name of 'child safety'.
  • 6 days ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, computers are widely considered to be the "devil magic of heathens".
  • 6 days ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, citizens living in underground cities have developed a healthy green glow.
  • 35 days ago: Newish New Things was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Lowest Unemployment Rates.
  • 36 days ago: Newish New Things was reclassified from "Corrupt Dictatorship" to "Father Knows Best State".

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by Max Barry

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