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Largest Publishing Industry: 3rd Highest Crime Rates: 4th Most Armed: 5th
The Pale Shadow of
Civil Rights Lovefest
☆ Setting the pace since 4 June 2004☆
Librarian
Influence
Powerbroker
Civil Rights
Frightening
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Corrupted

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New Old New New York

Population32.047 billion

CapitalBeinecke Library
LeaderLibrarian

CurrencyIrish gold coin
AnimalWeekly Reader

The Pale Shadow of New Old New New York is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Librarian with a fair hand, and renowned for its complete lack of prisons, keen interest in outer space, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 32.047 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 Beinecke Library. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Reading economy, worth a remarkable 9,294 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 290,017 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 175,402nd in the world and 63rd in Philosophy 115 for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring -68.48 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

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Largest Publishing Industry: 3rdHighest Crime Rates: 4thMost Armed: 5thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6thMost Rebellious Youth: 25thMost Cultured: 33rdSmartest Citizens: 153rdMost Developed: 183rdMost Beautiful Environments: 194thLongest Average Lifespans: 222ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 226thHighest Economic Output: 374thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 455thHighest Disposable Incomes: 680thRudest Citizens: 749thLargest Gambling Industry: 846thLargest Populations: 964thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,092ndMost Subsidized Industry: 1,133rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,222ndLargest Black Market: 1,458thHighest Drug Use: 1,550thMost Efficient Economies: 1,577thHighest Average Incomes: 1,741stTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 1,869thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,026thMost Politically Free: 2,140thMost Devout: 2,186thMost Influential: 2,475thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,045thBest Weather: 3,769thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 4,059thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,261stNudest: 6,708thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,895thTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 9,872ndLargest Governments: 14,472ndMost Extreme: 16,471st
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Most Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Free: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionMost Devout: 2nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 3rd in the regionTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 4th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 4th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 5th in the regionBest Weather: 6th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6th in the region

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