by Max Barry

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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,469th Highest Disposable Incomes: 11,726th Most Cheerful Citizens: 13,334th
The Corporation of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
your one-stop, non-stop news shop
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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The NewsStand

Population1.53 billion


The Corporation of The NewsStand is a massive, efficient nation, renowned for its irreverence towards religion and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, hard-working population of 1.53 billion distributors 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 relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Industry. The average income tax rate is 9.4%.

The powerhouse distributing economy, worth 139 trillion up-votes a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Pizza Delivery, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. Average income is 91,407 up-votes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.0 times as much as the poorest.

Truncheon-mounted cameras record the beating of criminals in dynamic HD detail, the government extracts trade concessions from poor nations in exchange for humanitarian aid, the phrase 'spreading like wildfire' is no longer in the public lexicon, and Eau de Trashcan has become a wildly popular perfume. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The NewsStand's national animal is the shelf-browser, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The NewsStand is ranked 66,095th in the world and 1st in The NewsStand for Largest Black Market, with 556 billion Standard Monetary Units.

Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,469thTop
Highest Disposable Incomes: 11,726thMost Cheerful Citizens: 13,334thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 13,838thMost Pacifist: 14,002ndMost Rebellious Youth: 15,086thSafest: 15,105th

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