by Max Barry

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Largest Publishing Industry: 4thHighest Crime Rates: 4thMost Armed: 7th
The Pale Shadow of
Civil Rights Lovefest Brave Progressives
☆ Setting the pace since 4 June 2004☆
Eminence Grise
Secretary of the Exterior
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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New Old New New York

Population34.917 billion

CapitalMyrtle Beach

CurrencyIrish gold coin
AnimalWeekly Reader

The Pale Shadow of New Old New New York is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Librarian with a fair hand, and remarkable for its national health service, rampant corporate plagiarism, and hatred of cheese. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 34.917 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 10,147 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 202,963rd in the world and 87th in Philosophy 115 for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -17.94 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Largest Publishing Industry: 4thHighest Crime Rates: 4thMost Armed: 7thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7thMost Rebellious Youth: 24thMost Cultured: 40thMost Efficient Economies: 110thSmartest Citizens: 204thMost Cheerful Citizens: 231stMost Beautiful Environments: 239thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 327thHighest Economic Output: 414thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 426thHighest Disposable Incomes: 708thLargest Gambling Industry: 790thLargest Populations: 923rdRudest Citizens: 981stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,110thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,388thHighest Drug Use: 1,527thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,581stTop
Highest Average Incomes: 2,156thMost Politically Free: 2,205thMost Devout: 2,210thLargest Retail Industry: 2,213thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,305thLargest Black Market: 2,491stMost Influential: 2,965thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,566thBest Weather: 3,848thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,332ndNudest: 8,847thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,425thTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 10,665thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 11,600thLargest Governments: 14,860thMost Stationary: 16,630th
Most Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Politically Free: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionMost Devout: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4th in the regionTop
Largest Gambling Industry: 5th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 5th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 5th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 5th in the regionBest Weather: 5th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 7th in the regionNudest: 7th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 9th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : New Old New New York's influence in Philosophy 115 fell from "Powerbroker" to "Eminence Grise".
  • : New Old New New York was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : New Old New New York was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Devout and Largest Retail Industry.
  • : New Old New New York was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Healthiest Citizens.
  • : New Old New New York was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : New Old New New York was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Information Technology Sector.
  • : New Old New New York was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Devout.
  • : New Old New New York was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Retail Industry, Highest Average Incomes, and Most Politically Free.
  • : New Old New New York was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : New Old New New York was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Extensive Civil Rights.


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