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The Borderlands of Old North Fish

“Squamae Abundare Terra Liberarum ”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Hegemony

Location: The Free Interstellar Republic

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The Borderlands of Old North Fish is a colossal, devout nation, ruled by Duke Derwent Castell with a fair hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 5.849 billion enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it is mainly concerned with Defence, although Education and Commerce are on the agenda. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Metroscale. The average income tax rate is 82%, and even higher for the wealthy. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Information Technology industry.

The government is seen to favor Catholics, cheese has become the new icon of political dissent, a punitive tax has been placed on harmful emissions, and the government regularly hires contractors to construct high rise apartments. Crime is relatively low, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Old North Fish's national animal is the Northern Speckled Bigfoot, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, its national religion is Christianity, and its currency is the Scale.

Old North Fish is ranked 3rd in The Free Interstellar Republic and 102,918th in the world for Most Authoritarian, with 0.051 Stalins.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 10 days ago

  • 11 days ago: Old North Fish was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector.
  • 15 days ago: Old North Fish was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced (last census: Top 10%).
  • 38 days ago: Old North Fish was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Developed (last census: Top 5%).
  • 47 days ago: Old North Fish fell out of the world Top 10% for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector.
  • 63 days ago: Old North Fish's influence in The Free Interstellar Republic fell from "Hermit" to "Hegemony".
  • 88 days ago: Old North Fish was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • 103 days ago: Old North Fish's influence in The Free Interstellar Republic rose from "Hegemony" to "Hermit".
  • 108 days ago: Old North Fish was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Information Technology Sector (last census: Top 5%).
  • 165 days ago: Following new legislation in Old North Fish, the government regularly hires contractors to construct high rise apartments.
  • 167 days ago: Following new legislation in Old North Fish, a punitive tax has been placed on harmful emissions.

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