by Max Barry

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Largest Publishing Industry: 4thHighest Crime Rates: 4thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7th
The Pale Shadow of
Civil Rights Lovefest
☆ Setting the pace since 4 June 2004☆
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New Old New New York

Population34.502 billion

CapitalMyrtle Beach

CurrencyIrish gold coin
AnimalWeekly Reader

The Pale Shadow of New Old New New York is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Librarian with a fair hand, and renowned for its rum-swilling pirates, museums and concert halls, and complete lack of prisons. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 34.502 billion Readers hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The tiny, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Myrtle Beach. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Reading economy, worth an astonishing 10,026 trillion Irish gold coins a year, is highly specialized and dominated by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Retail. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an amazing 290,613 Irish gold coins, with the richest citizens earning 6.3 times as much as the poorest.

Family isn't who you're born with but who you abandon in foreign countries, scientists recently cloned the long-extinct feather-bellied Weekly Reader, exorbitant spending on icebreakers breaks the ice at every budget meeting, and people can't decide between preserving forests and buying print copies of 'Dogman Versus The Giggler'. 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. New Old New New York's national animal is the Weekly Reader, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

New Old New New York is ranked 228,722nd in the world and 275th in Philosophy 115 for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring -30.82 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

Largest Publishing Industry: 4thHighest Crime Rates: 4thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7thMost Armed: 8thMost Rebellious Youth: 24thMost Cultured: 37thMost Efficient Economies: 106thSmartest Citizens: 204thMost Beautiful Environments: 233rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 234thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 334thHighest Economic Output: 416thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 436thHighest Disposable Incomes: 719thLargest Gambling Industry: 793rdLargest Populations: 927thRudest Citizens: 963rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,120thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,404thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,462ndHighest Drug Use: 1,552ndHighest Average Incomes: 2,180thMost Devout: 2,219thLargest Retail Industry: 2,229thMost Politically Free: 2,290thTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 2,346thLargest Black Market: 2,430thMost Influential: 2,804thBest Weather: 3,863rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,205thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,390thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,180thNudest: 8,638thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 9,969thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,286thTop
Largest Governments: 14,868thMost Stationary: 17,161st
Most Armed: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Politically Free: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionMost Devout: 2nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionTop
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 4th in the regionBest Weather: 4th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 5th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 5th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 5th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 6th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7th in the regionNudest: 8th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9th in the regionLargest Governments: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 9th in the regionMost Developed: 12th in the regionMost Stationary: 13th in the regionTop
Most Extreme: 15th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 15th in the region

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