by Max Barry

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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 5,001st Largest Soda Pop Sector: 16,607th
The Colony of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Keep it clean
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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Population788 million


The Colony of Nlfn is a huge, genial nation, remarkable for its compulsory vegetarianism and complete lack of prisons. The compassionate, democratic population of 788 million Nlfnians 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 medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 27.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The Nlfnian economy, worth 25.2 trillion ballians a year, is led by the Cheese Exports industry, with significant contributions from Soda Sales, Pizza Delivery, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 31,952 ballians, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

Prime real estate is devoted to wind farms and solar energy generators, RPG fans reminisce fondly about when people thought they were evil and dangerous rather than geeky and socially inept, the Smalltopian embassy doubles as an electoral campaign headquarters, and mining safety laws are often more expensive than what's being mined. Crime is moderate, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Nlfn's national animal is the badger.

Nlfn is ranked 134,612th in the world and 358th in Forest for Most Influential, scoring 20 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

Largest Cheese Export Sector: 5,001stTop
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 16,607th
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 23rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 29th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Nlfn's influence in Forest rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Nlfn's influence in Forest rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Nlfn's influence in Forest rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Nlfn's influence in Forest rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Nlfn relocated from Wsp to Forest.
  • : Nlfn's influence in Wsp rose from "Zero" to "Hermit".
  • : Nlfn relocated from Os blackbird to Wsp.
  • : Nlfn founded the region Wsp.
  • : Nlfn's influence in Os blackbird rose from "Zero" to "Hermit".
  • : Nlfn relocated from Original sine to Os blackbird.