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Highest Crime Rates: 3rd Largest Publishing Industry: 3rd Most Armed: 5th
The Pale Shadow of
Civil Rights Lovefest Brave Progressives
☆ 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

Population31.725 billion

CapitalBeinecke Library
LeaderLibrarian

CurrencyIrish gold coin
AnimalWeekly Reader

The Pale Shadow of New Old New New York is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Librarian with a fair hand, and remarkable for its rum-swilling pirates, anti-smoking policies, and hatred of cheese. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 31.725 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 9,200 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 1,526th in the world and 3rd in Philosophy 115 for Highest Drug Use, scoring 118.6 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

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Highest Crime Rates: 3rdLargest Publishing Industry: 3rdMost Armed: 5thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6thMost Rebellious Youth: 25thMost Cultured: 31stSmartest Citizens: 144thMost Developed: 173rdMost Beautiful Environments: 188thLongest Average Lifespans: 216thMost Cheerful Citizens: 224thHighest Economic Output: 362ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 464thHighest Disposable Incomes: 680thRudest Citizens: 702ndLargest Gambling Industry: 847thLargest Populations: 967thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,090thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,120thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,164thLargest Black Market: 1,427thHighest Drug Use: 1,526thMost Efficient Economies: 1,581stHighest Average Incomes: 1,715thTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 1,811thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,972ndMost Politically Free: 2,038thMost Devout: 2,166thMost Influential: 2,387thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,036thBest Weather: 3,862ndMost Extensive Civil Rights: 3,955thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,294thNudest: 6,319thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,811thTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 9,827thLargest Governments: 14,421stMost Extreme: 16,021st
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Smartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionMost Devout: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Free: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 3rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionTop
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 4th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 4th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 5th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6th in the region

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