by Max Barry

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Rudest Citizens: 3rdHighest Crime Rates: 22ndMost Armed: 22nd
The Borderlands of
Anarchy Post-Revolution Embryonic Society
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Population6.203 billion


The Borderlands of Nothreen is a colossal, efficient nation, remarkable for its pith helmet sales, irreverence towards religion, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 6.203 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.

The minute, corrupt, liberal, pro-business, outspoken government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Industry, although Defense is also considered important, while Law & Order and Environment are ignored. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Nothreenian economy, worth a remarkable 2,320 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 374,077 Noos, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,690,944 per year while the poor average 16,749, a ratio of 160 to 1.

Almost half of the child population live rough on the streets, wealthy students ride to school past mendicant dropouts, the nation's biggest export is stupidity, and a cat may look at a king and a dude can look at an ass. 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 715th in the world and 14th in the South Pacific for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring 17,560.81 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Rudest Citizens: 3rdHighest Crime Rates: 22ndMost Armed: 22ndLargest Retail Industry: 28thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 30thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 34thFattest Citizens: 68thLargest Gambling Industry: 95thMost Avoided: 104thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 172ndMost Rebellious Youth: 191stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 237thMost Ignorant Citizens: 297thHighest Disposable Incomes: 315thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 463rdMost Corrupt Governments: 469thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 515thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 715thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 774thHighest Average Incomes: 954thLargest Mining Sector: 1,053rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,075thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,250thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,273rdHighest Drug Use: 1,311thMost Extreme: 1,313thMost Politically Free: 1,582ndMost Pro-Market: 1,713thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1,718thTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 2,135thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,601stMost Efficient Economies: 2,833rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,902ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,265thLargest Insurance Industry: 5,650thHighest Economic Output: 6,163rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,875thNudest: 8,733rdTop
Most Inclusive: 10,586thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 10,741stLargest Black Market: 15,761stMost Stationary: 16,352ndMost Influential: 18,761st
Rudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionMost Armed: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 4th in the regionFattest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 5th in the regionMost Politically Free: 6th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 6th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 6th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 7th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 8th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 9th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 12th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 13th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 13th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 13th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 14th in the regionMost Extreme: 14th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 16th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 17th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 22nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 27th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 28th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 35th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 54th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 55th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 69th in the regionTop
Most Efficient Economies: 81st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 110th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 123rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 129th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 157th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 244th in the regionNudest: 274th in the regionMost Stationary: 296th in the regionMost Inclusive: 357th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 370th in the regionTop
Largest Black Market: 418th in the regionLargest Populations: 444th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Nothreen, a cat may look at a king and a dude can look at an ass.
  • : Following new legislation in Nothreen, the nation's biggest export is stupidity.
  • : Following new legislation in Nothreen, wealthy students ride to school past mendicant dropouts.
  • : Following new legislation in Nothreen, almost half of the child population live rough on the streets.
  • : Following new legislation in Nothreen, main battle tanks stalk the woods of Nothreen in search of doves.
  • : Following new legislation in Nothreen, blind students are at a disadvantage now that test papers printed in braille have been discontinued.
  • : Following new legislation in Nothreen, cyber-crime and tin-foil hat sales are both increasing at record rates.
  • : Following new legislation in Nothreen, new government leaflets tell coeliac children to eat more crisps.
  • : Following new legislation in Nothreen, Nothreen has been recently classified as an international menace after 'liberating' several nearby territories.
  • : Following new legislation in Nothreen, elections have become procedural nightmares due to voters persistently rejecting candidates.


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