by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 811thMost Influential: 1,182ndRudest Citizens: 1,327th
The Borderlands of
New York Times Democracy Corporate-Dominated Sham Democracy
we are the best
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Political Freedom

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Population1.683 billion


The Borderlands of Townbolia is a massive, cultured nation, remarkable for its complete lack of prisons, keen interest in outer space, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 1.683 billion Townbolians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. The average income tax rate is 29.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Townbolian economy, worth 302 trillion Kids a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 179,571 Kids, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.2 times as much as the poorest.

Therapists can always squeeze in another house-call, cleaners are very careful not to bump into the big red button on Leader's desk, kids are told they can be whoever they want to be when they grow up, and casino tax breaks are even bigger than their jackpots. Crime is relatively low. Townbolia's national animal is the Beaver, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Townbolia is ranked 204,137th in the world and 9,107th in The North Pacific for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring -7.75 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 811thMost Influential: 1,182ndRudest Citizens: 1,327thTop
Most Secular: 2,819thLargest Retail Industry: 3,208thMost Avoided: 3,336thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,578thHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,016thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,435thLargest Mining Sector: 5,982ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,072ndMost Efficient Economies: 6,571stLargest Agricultural Sector: 7,161stMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,429thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,466thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,689thHighest Average Incomes: 8,541stMost Rebellious Youth: 8,835thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,980thTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 11,586thMost Corrupt Governments: 11,768thLargest Black Market: 11,793rdMost Armed: 12,238thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,358thLargest Gambling Industry: 13,997thMost Developed: 14,577thSmartest Citizens: 14,891stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 19,277thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 20,219thLargest Publishing Industry: 22,111th
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 86th in the regionRudest Citizens: 86th in the regionMost Avoided: 98th in the regionTop
Most Secular: 138th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 138th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 166th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 194th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 214th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 235th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 299th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 300th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 325th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 352nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 419th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 432nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 441st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 447th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 447th in the regionMost Armed: 455th in the regionMost Influential: 468th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 505th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 506th in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 565th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 569th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 636th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 733rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 795th in the regionMost Developed: 815th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 816th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Townbolia was endorsed by The Empire of Pasargad.
  • : Townbolia was reclassified from "Corporate Bordello" to "New York Times Democracy".
  • : Following new legislation in Townbolia, casino tax breaks are even bigger than their jackpots.
  • : Townbolia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Townbolia, kids are told they can be whoever they want to be when they grow up.
  • : Following new legislation in Townbolia, cleaners are very careful not to bump into the big red button on Leader's desk.
  • : Following new legislation in Townbolia, therapists can always squeeze in another house-call.
  • : Following new legislation in Townbolia, fifty years of pension funds can disappear in half a second.
  • : Following new legislation in Townbolia, politicians have tenure.
  • : Following new legislation in Townbolia, foreigners must sell an arm and a leg to afford surgery in Townbolia.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 206 » Territorio di Nessuno, Corfad, Western Vapia, Shibutani, Rad Lads, Zumlandia, Frances Francis the First of France, Nolambur, Orado, El Fiji Grande, Guer Aike, Yaorozu, Pazair, The Rhein States, Empy, Ethnon, Dabarastan, Sundred, Dreadton, North Bratislava, Koda-Land, Seenvorland, Interdimensional Zone, Holy Oranz, Siwale, Steampunk Ariel, Zokk, Ravendi, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Avemterra, McMasterdonia, The Brunchovian Republic of Pina Colada, Valentine Z, Dar es Saalam, Loli County, Makersaulache, Wineclaw, Notyoutopia, Valhalla123, Napnomadia, Great Bights Mum, Gnomewatchers, Shadowrik, Wilkshire, Fendlium, Selfgradatude, The Tampa Bay Rays, Glurponia, Hamerica, Kranostav, and 156 others.Eri-Maqa-Ena, 1 very fast endotarter, United Kahndaq, PotatoFarmers, Merconitonitopia, Daiz, Pallaith, Praeceps, Solmetria, Moubarakistan, Stuzemstazem, Kelvaros Prime, Sil Dorsett, Loutsland, Xagill, Malta Comino Gozo, Newpromisedland, Table Eaters, Noahs Second Country, Sunto, Zyvetskistaahn, Vincone Cae, Universal State Formula, The Iron Lions, Yokciq Empire, Omnistria, The New Communist Republic Of States, Hyphen, Wit Noreis, Khoik, The Stratosphere Islands, The Endless Eventide, New Jamgra, Votak Matim, Joodey, KhalChicken, Olofin, Clan Spaniel, Vexilia, Runeda, The Lancerian Empire, Psychotic Vegans, Arlens Apartment, Vivanco, Diodone, Crader, The Galactic Triumvirate, Xentherida, SORT, Antiyard, Avastate, The Windmilluminati, Prevaland, Westinor, Nistriabar, New Lakemba, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Varola, Unshleepd, New Octicarg, Conservative State of Poland, Kadarra, Wisconsota, Kobagia, Maott, The Pantheons, Korovan Isles, Fizban, Zeternia, Astronomical, Fauzjhia, Oceanialia, The Serdey Islands, Greater Pittsburgh, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Frostcell, Sikol, Saperisole, Zzozona, Fluffy Noodles, True Equality For All, Libertania Democratica, Fox Richy, I Like Killing people, Necromonia, Former English Colony, Prydania, Termathe, Shinjuku tokyo 0, The Calabash Protectorate, Kocherian, Sevinland, Ihsan, Seanat, Brucklania, U S Eh, Arichia, Schnuftelland, Eywaan, Highton Islands, Nouvelle-Floride, Unimaginable Doom, Xyrron, Madjack, Innocentic, Principia Mathematica, Xipher, Kragsgale, Simone Republic, Amerian States, Astal Aavors, Illusia and Neverendia, Andexia, Buckhem, Pokemanland, Neu-Galicia, Heilhum Imperius, Harjad, Frahnkzaden, Railroad Crossing, Aerilia, Cretox State, Morover, Maclare, Outer Shenendoah, Glanst, Chips and Guac, Lulubellia, Elvoreto, Navsland, Rozarus, Magna Banitia, Cosmosplosion, Hardscrabble, Republica Guilleana, Abonland, Sopernia, A Die, Democratic Republic of Kohland, Boston Castle, Jerzykowo, Draconian Progression, Smesh, Religioncord, Pytong, The Peoples Republic of Kyle, Arloria, Bankowiata, The Clever Crow, Kazoo Basin, Venicea, Caffeinetopia, The Unified Missourtama States, Dai Nippon Yamato, WeKnow, and Pasargad.

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