by Max Barry

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Rudest Citizens: 2ndHighest Crime Rates: 11thMost Armed: 14th
The Borderlands of
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Population7.688 billion


The Borderlands of Nothreen is a colossal, efficient nation, notable for its deadly medical pandemics, feral children, and complete lack of public education. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 7.688 billion Nothreenians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded, corrupt, liberal, pro-business, outspoken individuals juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Administration. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Nothreenian economy, worth a remarkable 3,067 trillion Noos a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Soda Sales, Gambling, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an amazing 398,957 Noos, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,717,949 per year while the poor average 21,304, a ratio of 127 to 1.

There'll be no comeback tour for many former boy bands, the country's famous rainforests are being bulldozed by the mining industry, psychological disorders are a taboo subject, and the daily weather forecast often predicts light showers of debris. 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. Nothreen's national animal is the dove, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Nothreen is ranked 14th in the world and 3rd in the South Pacific for Most Armed, with 126.35 Weapons Per Person.

Rudest Citizens: 2ndHighest Crime Rates: 11thMost Armed: 14thLargest Retail Industry: 19thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 20thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 24thFattest Citizens: 45thLargest Gambling Industry: 64thMost Avoided: 80thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 114thMost Rebellious Youth: 135thMost Ignorant Citizens: 216thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 255thHighest Disposable Incomes: 256thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 355thMost Corrupt Governments: 375thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 411thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 596thHighest Average Incomes: 788thLargest Mining Sector: 861stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 985thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,224thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1,246thHighest Drug Use: 1,277thMost Extreme: 1,379thMost Politically Free: 1,621stGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,622ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,927thMost Pro-Market: 2,074thLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,155thTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 2,813thHighest Economic Output: 4,652ndLargest Insurance Industry: 4,754thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,833rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,441stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6,577thMost Efficient Economies: 8,058thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,452ndMost Inclusive: 8,863rdNudest: 9,749thTop
Most Stationary: 14,918thMost Influential: 16,705thLargest Black Market: 17,702nd
Rudest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Armed: 3rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 5th in the regionMost Politically Free: 6th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 6th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 6th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 6th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 8th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 9th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 12th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 12th in the regionMost Extreme: 13th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 15th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 15th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 16th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 24th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 24th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 29th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 45th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 61st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 65th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 79th in the regionTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 83rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 87th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 130th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 152nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 161st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 181st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 252nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 262nd in the regionMost Stationary: 265th in the regionNudest: 276th in the regionMost Inclusive: 312th in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 431st in the regionLargest Black Market: 587th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Nothreen, the daily weather forecast often predicts light showers of debris.
  • : Following new legislation in Nothreen, psychological disorders are a taboo subject.
  • : Following new legislation in Nothreen, the country's famous rainforests are being bulldozed by the mining industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Nothreen, there'll be no comeback tour for many former boy bands.
  • : Following new legislation in Nothreen, emergency services don't respond to trailer park fires.
  • : Following new legislation in Nothreen, citizens complain about a burning sensation after bathing.
  • : Following new legislation in Nothreen, law schools are hurrying to teach the "prank defense" to their students.
  • : Following new legislation in Nothreen, bus ads propagandize causes ranging from sexual revolution to religious pogroms.
  • : Following new legislation in Nothreen, referenda are held for every conceivable government action.
  • : Following new legislation in Nothreen, the land is famous throughout the region for its rampant lawlessness.


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