by Max Barry

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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,749th Most Cheerful Citizens: 10,781st Highest Disposable Incomes: 11,663rd
The Corporation of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
your one-stop, non-stop news shop
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
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The NewsStand

Population2.107 billion

CapitalGossip Magazine
Leaderthe over-worked news vendor


The Corporation of The NewsStand is a massive, safe nation, ruled by the over-worked news vendor with an even hand, and renowned for its irreverence towards religion and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, hard-working population of 2.107 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. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Gossip Magazine. The average income tax rate is 9.5%.

The powerhouse distributing economy, worth 193 trillion up-votes a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Pizza Delivery, and Book Publishing. Average income is 91,749 up-votes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.0 times as much as the poorest.

The over-worked news vendor has just been declared ruler of The NewsStand in an international press conference, many marriages go virtually unconsummated, almost every singles' party has a clergy and courtesans theme, and the government is outsourcing itself. 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 38,761st in the world and 1st in The NewsStand for Highest Poor Incomes, with 43,363.98 Standard Monetary Units.

Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,749thTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 10,781stHighest Disposable Incomes: 11,663rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14,271stMost Pacifist: 14,410thMost Rebellious Youth: 15,430thSafest: 16,154thNicest Citizens: 17,458th

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