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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:
Rare

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 notable for its complete lack of public education. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 5.577 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 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 12%, but much higher for the wealthy. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Uranium Mining industry.

Citizens are enjoying a recent large cut in taxes, it is a common belief that a sport isn't sport if there are no decapitations, crooks and people with too many kids are being kicked out of the country, and movies and computer games are strictly censored for violence. 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 5th in Keglen and 101,868th in the world for Highest Average Tax Rates, scoring 1 on the Inverse Hayek Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 12 days ago

  • 12 days ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, movies and computer games are strictly censored for violence.
  • 12 days ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, crooks and people with too many kids are being kicked out of the country.
  • 12 days ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, it is a common belief that a sport isn't sport if there are no decapitations.
  • 14 days ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, citizens are enjoying a recent large cut in taxes.
  • 14 days ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, the government seizes all major gold finds.
  • 15 days ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, the automotive industry soaks up huge government handouts.
  • 15 days ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, the state has declared war on the environment and environmentalists by association.
  • 15 days ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, psychological disorders are a taboo subject.
  • 15 days ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, door-to-door salesmen are frequently beaten up by 'vigilantes'.
  • 17 days ago: Following new legislation in Newish New Things, corporate 'hostile takeovers' now involve ICBMs and main battle tanks.

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by Max Barry

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