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Most Cheerful Citizens: 1,193rdMost Inclusive: 1,212thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,220th
The Borderlands of
Left-wing Utopia
Come back for next year's Anarchy Camp!
Head Anarchist Jamison Mad Max Arielian
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
World Benchmark
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Vidunderlige Nye Verden

Population7.88 billion

CapitalA Lawless but Maintained Anarchy Camp
LeaderHead Anarchist Jamison Mad Max Arielian
FaithFree Thinking Among Many Other Religions

CurrencyNot So Worthwhile But Useful Bottle Cap
AnimalLarge and Ravenous yet Adorable Wolf

The Borderlands of Vidunderlige Nye Verden is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Head Anarchist Jamison Mad Max Arielian with a fair hand, and notable for its vat-grown people, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 7.88 billion Vidunderlige Nye Verdenians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The large, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of A Lawless but Maintained Anarchy Camp. The average income tax rate is 98.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Vidunderlige Nye Verdenian economy, worth a remarkable 1,543 trillion Not So Worthwhile But Useful Bottle Caps a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 195,822 Not So Worthwhile But Useful Bottle Caps, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Government ministers sport new billboards that read 'Will Trade Votes for Private Members' Bill Support', the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, it is popularly believed that "cheese every day keeps disaster away", and nobody looks each other in the eye at neighborhood block parties any more. Crime is totally unknown. Vidunderlige Nye Verden's national animal is the Large and Ravenous yet Adorable Wolf, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Free Thinking Among Many Other Religions.

Vidunderlige Nye Verden is ranked 29,577th in the world and 485th in the Rejected Realms for Most Politically Free, scoring 78.86 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

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Most Cheerful Citizens: 1,193rdMost Inclusive: 1,212thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,220thNicest Citizens: 1,223rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,345thMost Efficient Economies: 1,404thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,409thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,008thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 2,090thMost Developed: 2,145thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,187thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,269thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,322ndMost Cultured: 2,357thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,370thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,448thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,457thSmartest Citizens: 2,569thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,651stLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,784thMost Pacifist: 2,891stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,010thLargest Governments: 3,063rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,260thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,578thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,665thBest Weather: 4,453rdLongest Average Lifespans: 4,817thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,873rdHighest Average Incomes: 6,703rdHealthiest Citizens: 8,767thHighest Economic Output: 10,316thTop
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Most Secular: 10,688thMost Stationary: 13,877thLowest Crime Rates: 15,365thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 15,384thLargest Retail Industry: 16,662ndMost Income Equality: 18,611thMost Influential: 18,953rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 20,067thNudest: 20,524th
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 30th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 35th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 43rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 43rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 44th in the regionNicest Citizens: 45th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 52nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 52nd in the regionTop
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Most Developed: 55th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 56th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 56th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 57th in the regionMost Cultured: 63rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 65th in the regionMost Pacifist: 66th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 67th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 68th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 69th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 70th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 71st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 78th in the regionLargest Governments: 84th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 84th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 94th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 96th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 103rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 110th in the regionBest Weather: 112th in the regionMost Stationary: 122nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 123rd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 126th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 173rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 198th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 244th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 322nd in the regionMost Secular: 345th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 363rd in the regionMost Income Equality: 405th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 419th in the regionNudest: 470th in the regionMost Politically Free: 485th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 486th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Vidunderlige Nye Verden was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Vidunderlige Nye Verden was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Vidunderlige Nye Verden, nobody looks each other in the eye at neighborhood block parties any more.
  • : Following new legislation in Vidunderlige Nye Verden, it is popularly believed that "cheese every day keeps disaster away".
  • : Following new legislation in Vidunderlige Nye Verden, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller.
  • : Following new legislation in Vidunderlige Nye Verden, government ministers sport new billboards that read 'Will Trade Votes for Private Members' Bill Support'.
  • : Following new legislation in Vidunderlige Nye Verden, confessions don't count if suffixed with "izzle".
  • : Following new legislation in Vidunderlige Nye Verden, court verdicts are predictable to within a hundredth of a percentage point.
  • : Following new legislation in Vidunderlige Nye Verden, jury selection begins with explaining what a jury is.
  • : Following new legislation in Vidunderlige Nye Verden, the volume of paperwork used to complete a single environmental assessment defeats the purpose.

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