by Max Barry

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Rudest Citizens: 3rdHighest Crime Rates: 9thMost Armed: 12th
The Borderlands of
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Population8.302 billion


The Borderlands of Nothreen is a colossal, socially progressive nation, notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, unlimited-speed roads, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 8.302 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 solely concerned with Industry. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Nothreenian economy, worth a remarkable 3,415 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 Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an amazing 411,410 Noos, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,959,498 per year while the poor average 18,421, a ratio of 160 to 1.

Economists confusingly list "fusarium rot and leaf blight" as major risk factors for monetary deflation, card collectors duel to the death, children's bedrooms are often decorated with posters of successful accountants, and gun shops sell hook hands and eye patches. 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 215,894th in the world and 6,779th in the South Pacific for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring -60 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Rudest Citizens: 3rdHighest Crime Rates: 9thMost Armed: 12thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 19thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 19thLargest Retail Industry: 22ndMost Avoided: 27thFattest Citizens: 34thLargest Gambling Industry: 53rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 108thMost Rebellious Youth: 118thMost Ignorant Citizens: 183rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 198thHighest Disposable Incomes: 218thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 336thMost Corrupt Governments: 367thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 382ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 501stHighest Average Incomes: 713thLargest Mining Sector: 751stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 918thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,157thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,248thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,257thMost Extreme: 1,263rdHighest Drug Use: 1,343rdMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1,384thMost Politically Free: 1,586thMost Pro-Market: 1,670thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,809thTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 2,839thLargest Insurance Industry: 3,821stHighest Economic Output: 4,113thMost Efficient Economies: 4,208thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4,697thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,954thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,637thMost Inclusive: 8,038thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,873rdNudest: 9,100thTop
Most Stationary: 13,986thMost Influential: 15,799thLargest Black Market: 16,116th
Rudest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Armed: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 4th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Politically Free: 6th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 6th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 7th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 8th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 8th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 8th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 11th in the regionMost Extreme: 11th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 12th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 12th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 15th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 22nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 28th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 39th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 54th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 56th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 60th in the regionTop
Highest Economic Output: 83rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 83rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 110th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 116th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 129th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 131st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 169th in the regionNudest: 199th in the regionMost Stationary: 252nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 273rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 293rd in the regionTop
Largest Black Market: 360th in the regionLargest Populations: 407th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Nothreen, gun shops sell hook hands and eye patches.
  • : Following new legislation in Nothreen, children's bedrooms are often decorated with posters of successful accountants.
  • : Following new legislation in Nothreen, card collectors duel to the death.
  • : Following new legislation in Nothreen, economists confusingly list "fusarium rot and leaf blight" as major risk factors for monetary deflation.
  • : Following new legislation in Nothreen, the government is well known for declaring war on other countries for suspected slights.
  • : Following new legislation in Nothreen, Leader is spearheading a new fashion trend of wearing swimming goggles and medieval armour.
  • : Following new legislation in Nothreen, in musicals everybody's a little bit racist.
  • : Following new legislation in Nothreen, belligerent citizens shoot at passing clouds for 'violating their airspace'.
  • : Following new legislation in Nothreen, the military frequently holds bake sales to raise funds.
  • : Following new legislation in Nothreen, the government finds the idea of having an army to be rather distasteful.


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