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Highest Crime Rates: 3rd Largest Publishing Industry: 3rd Most Armed: 5th
The Pale Shadow of
Civil Rights Lovefest
☆ Setting the pace since 4 June 2004☆
Librarian
Influence
Powerbroker
Civil Rights
Frightening
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Corrupted

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New Old New New York

Population31.701 billion

CapitalBeinecke Library
LeaderLibrarian

CurrencyIrish gold coin
AnimalWeekly Reader

The Pale Shadow of New Old New New York is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Librarian with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, complete lack of prisons, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 31.701 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 Beinecke Library. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Reading economy, worth a remarkable 9,193 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 290,017 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 172,353rd in the world and 59th in Philosophy 115 for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring -133.6 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

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Highest Crime Rates: 3rdLargest Publishing Industry: 3rdMost Armed: 5thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6thMost Rebellious Youth: 25thMost Cultured: 31stSmartest Citizens: 140thMost Developed: 173rdMost Beautiful Environments: 189thLongest Average Lifespans: 216thMost Cheerful Citizens: 226thHighest Economic Output: 362ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 463rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 676thRudest Citizens: 716thLargest Gambling Industry: 853rdLargest Populations: 972ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,080thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,119thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,156thLargest Black Market: 1,414thHighest Drug Use: 1,523rdMost Efficient Economies: 1,579thHighest Average Incomes: 1,709thTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 1,835thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,952ndMost Politically Free: 2,023rdMost Devout: 2,161stMost Influential: 2,383rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,088thBest Weather: 3,859thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 3,955thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,273rdNudest: 6,298thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,740thTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 9,843rdLargest Governments: 14,388thMost Extreme: 15,935th
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Most Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Politically Free: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionMost Devout: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionTop
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Highest Drug Use: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 4th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 5th in the region

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