by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,497thMost Armed: 5,348thMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,204th
The Empire of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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New Goldman

Population292 million


CurrencyGoldman Dollar

The Empire of New Goldman is a huge, socially progressive nation, renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, compulsory military service, and complete lack of prisons. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 292 million Goldmanians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Administration, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Varyag. The average income tax rate is 66.4%.

The all-consuming New Goldmanian economy, worth 23.7 trillion Goldman Dollars a year, is fairly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Soda Sales, Information Technology, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is 81,100 Goldman Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.2 times as much as the poorest.

Town nameplates frequently raise giggles from passing tourists, the election for Leader's office's janitor is heating up, the government sends submarines to retrieve bodies from shipwrecked submarines, and the mood of raunchy movies is often ruined by the sound of babies crying. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. New Goldman's national animal is the Bison, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

New Goldman is ranked 14,825th in the world and 965th in the South Pacific for Most Influential, scoring 2,912 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,497thMost Armed: 5,348thMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,204thTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 13,650thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 13,702ndMost Influential: 14,825thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 15,469thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 18,117thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18,988thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 19,383rdMost Inclusive: 21,409th
Most Armed: 127th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 284th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 332nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 402nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 406th in the regionTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 444th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 454th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 627th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 724th in the regionMost Inclusive: 801st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 835th in the region

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