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Highest Crime Rates: 4thLargest Publishing Industry: 4thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7th
The Pale Shadow of
Civil Rights Lovefest
☆ Setting the pace since 4 June 2004☆
Librarian
Influence
Eminence Grise
Secretary of the Exterior
Civil Rights
Frightening
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Corrupted

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

New Old New New York

Population34.73 billion

CapitalMyrtle Beach
LeaderLibrarian

CurrencyIrish gold coin
AnimalWeekly Reader

The Pale Shadow of New Old New New York is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Librarian with a fair hand, and renowned for its national health service, unlimited-speed roads, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 34.73 billion Readers hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The tiny, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Myrtle Beach. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Reading economy, worth an astonishing 10,093 trillion Irish gold coins a year, is highly specialized and dominated by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Retail. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an amazing 290,613 Irish gold coins, with the richest citizens earning 6.3 times as much as the poorest.

Family isn't who you're born with but who you abandon in foreign countries, scientists recently cloned the long-extinct feather-bellied Weekly Reader, exorbitant spending on icebreakers breaks the ice at every budget meeting, and people can't decide between preserving forests and buying print copies of 'Dogman Versus The Giggler'. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. New Old New New York's national animal is the Weekly Reader, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

New Old New New York is ranked 180,083rd in the world and 113th in Philosophy 115 for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring -6.03 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Highest Crime Rates: 4thLargest Publishing Industry: 4thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7thMost Armed: 8thMost Rebellious Youth: 23rdMost Cultured: 38thMost Efficient Economies: 106thSmartest Citizens: 205thMost Cheerful Citizens: 231stMost Beautiful Environments: 236thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 335thHighest Economic Output: 412thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 432ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 716thLargest Gambling Industry: 804thLargest Populations: 920thRudest Citizens: 959thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,120thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,401stMost Subsidized Industry: 1,517thHighest Drug Use: 1,544thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 2,166thMost Devout: 2,200thLargest Retail Industry: 2,207thMost Politically Free: 2,214thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,361stLargest Black Market: 2,440thMost Influential: 2,912thBest Weather: 3,879thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,223rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,411thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,190thNudest: 8,599thTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 10,602ndMost Extensive Civil Rights: 10,727thLargest Governments: 14,847thMost Stationary: 16,867th
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Highest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Politically Free: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 2nd in the regionMost Devout: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 4th in the regionBest Weather: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 5th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 5th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5th in the regionTop
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Nudest: 7th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 7th in the regionMost Extreme: 7th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9th in the regionLargest Governments: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 9th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : New Old New New York's influence in Philosophy 115 fell from "Powerbroker" to "Eminence Grise".
  • : New Old New New York was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : New Old New New York was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Devout and Largest Retail Industry.
  • : New Old New New York was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Healthiest Citizens.
  • : New Old New New York was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : New Old New New York was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Information Technology Sector.
  • : New Old New New York was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Devout.
  • : New Old New New York was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Retail Industry, Highest Average Incomes, and Most Politically Free.
  • : New Old New New York was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : New Old New New York was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Extensive Civil Rights.

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