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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 1,243rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,590thMost Pacifist: 4,051st
The Borderlands of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Trying Our Best
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Superb

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Newtown I

Population708 million

CapitalBig Bean

CurrencyBean
AnimalCapybara

The Borderlands of Newtown I is a huge, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 708 million Newtown Iians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Big Bean. The average income tax rate is 82.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Newtown Iian economy, worth 64.9 trillion Beans a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Trout Farming industry, with major contributions from Information Technology and Book Publishing. Average income is 91,687 Beans, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Elevator music has been replaced by thrash metal played at maximum volume, grinding bureaucracy has the international wheels of justice turning slowly, the Capybara is a protected species, and modelling agencies send their clients to work in nursing homes. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Newtown I's national animal is the Capybara, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Newtown I is ranked 65,738th in the world and 2,204th in the South Pacific for Highest Drug Use, scoring 84.4 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 1,243rdTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,590thMost Pacifist: 4,051stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,112thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,800thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,335thNicest Citizens: 5,584thSafest: 5,755thMost Influential: 6,321stMost Inclusive: 7,009thMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,372ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 8,672ndHealthiest Citizens: 8,771stBest Weather: 9,865thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,982ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 10,042ndLongest Average Lifespans: 10,328thTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,898thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,991stMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,268thHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,847thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,261stMost Beautiful Environments: 15,908thLowest Crime Rates: 16,030thMost Secular: 17,104thMost Advanced Public Education: 18,171stSmartest Citizens: 18,841stLargest Governments: 20,195thMost Cultured: 20,301stLargest Publishing Industry: 21,611th
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 62nd in the regionTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 142nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 142nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 145th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 186th in the regionNicest Citizens: 191st in the regionSafest: 200th in the regionMost Inclusive: 238th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 274th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 280th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 281st in the regionBest Weather: 313th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 323rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 335th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 350th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 382nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 405th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 406th in the regionTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 446th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 457th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 477th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 491st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 579th in the regionMost Influential: 587th in the regionMost Cultured: 587th in the regionMost Secular: 590th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 594th in the regionLargest Governments: 602nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 639th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 657th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 763rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Newtown I, modelling agencies send their clients to work in nursing homes.
  • : Following new legislation in Newtown I, the Capybara is a protected species.
  • : Following new legislation in Newtown I, grinding bureaucracy has the international wheels of justice turning slowly.
  • : Following new legislation in Newtown I, elevator music has been replaced by thrash metal played at maximum volume.
  • : Following new legislation in Newtown I, a child's only Trickster Night scare is the sight of their parents dancing.
  • : Following new legislation in Newtown I, maximum security fish farms leave caged salmon pining for the fjords.
  • : Following new legislation in Newtown I, the government has spent days debating the merits of a petition calling for a ban on sporks.
  • : Following new legislation in Newtown I, there has been a series of riots between local cannibals and health food advocates.
  • : Following new legislation in Newtown I, fair-weather fans talk during plays while die-hard theatre enthusiasts stay at home.
  • : Following new legislation in Newtown I, there is an abondance of ackawi and zartschmelzend in every Newtown Iian grocery store.

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