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Rudest Citizens: 18th Highest Crime Rates: 71st Most Armed: 84th
The Borderlands of
Anarchy
...
Influence
Minnow
Civil Rights
Excessive
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excessive

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Nothreen

Population2.971 billion

CurrencyNoos
Animaldove

The Borderlands of Nothreen is a massive, socially progressive nation, renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, otherworldly petting zoo, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 2.971 billion Nothreenians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The minute, corrupt, liberal, pro-business, outspoken government, or what there is of one, is effectively ruled by the Department of Industry, with Law & Order and Environment not funded at all. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Nothreenian economy, worth 800 trillion Noos a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Soda Sales, Gambling, and Information Technology. Average income is an amazing 269,492 Noos, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,551,282 per year while the poor average 2,085, a ratio of 1,223 to 1.

Citizens know never to accept cookies from strangers, the government is eagerly awaiting a multi-million Noos payment from a deposed Smalltopian monarch, the diplomatic corps stinks, and the government's official stance on scientific inquiry is 'there's no question so big that it can't be ignored'. 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. Nothreen's national animal is the dove, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Nothreen is ranked 6,134th in the world and 176th in the South Pacific for Most Extreme, scoring 42.36 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Rudest Citizens: 18thHighest Crime Rates: 71stMost Armed: 84thLargest Retail Industry: 90thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 114thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 124thFattest Citizens: 172ndMost Avoided: 241stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 269thLargest Gambling Industry: 275thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 462ndMost Rebellious Youth: 579thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 666thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 730thMost Ignorant Citizens: 740thHighest Disposable Incomes: 831stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,328thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,438thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,600thTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,787thMost Pro-Market: 1,791stLargest Mining Sector: 1,850thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,895thHighest Drug Use: 1,994thHighest Average Incomes: 2,167thLargest Insurance Industry: 3,921stMost Politically Free: 5,729thMost Extreme: 6,134thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 6,257thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,715thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,490thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 9,235thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,799thMost Inclusive: 11,379th
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Rudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 6th in the regionMost Armed: 6th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionFattest Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Avoided: 8th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 8th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 8th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 10th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 10th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 11th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 11th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 16th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 17th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 18th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 19th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 20th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 29th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 29th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 29th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 36th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 37th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 52nd in the regionTop
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Most Politically Free: 80th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 93rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 170th in the regionMost Extreme: 176th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 192nd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 227th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 233rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 275th in the regionLargest Black Market: 286th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 341st in the regionTop
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Most Inclusive: 416th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 419th in the regionNudest: 494th in the regionMost Stationary: 500th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 645th in the regionLargest Populations: 647th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Nothreen, the government's official stance on scientific inquiry is 'there's no question so big that it can't be ignored'.
  • : Following new legislation in Nothreen, the diplomatic corps stinks.
  • : Following new legislation in Nothreen, the government is eagerly awaiting a multi-million Noos payment from a deposed Smalltopian monarch.
  • : Following new legislation in Nothreen, citizens know never to accept cookies from strangers.
  • : Following new legislation in Nothreen, crime is on the rise as online youths compete to vlog the most shocking scenes of violence.
  • : Nothreen was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Nothreen, the industries of Nothreen are coughing all the way to the bank.
  • : Following new legislation in Nothreen, almost all of the nation's water is piped into the country from abroad for exorbitant prices.
  • : Following new legislation in Nothreen, hand-to-hand combat experience is udderly essential for all dairy ranchers.
  • : Following new legislation in Nothreen, nose plugs are the latest Nothreenian fashion accessory.

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