by Max Barry

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The Community of Independent News Network

“Good, Insightful and Timely”

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
Civil Rights:
Frightening
Economy:
Strong
Political Freedoms:
World Benchmark

Regional Influence: Hatchling

Location: the South Pacific

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Independent News Network

Population270 million

CurrencyDrama Llama
AnimalLlama

The Community of Independent News Network is a huge, genial nation, notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, irreverence towards religion, and absence of drug laws. The hard-working, democratic population of 270 million South Pacificans hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The minute, liberal, outspoken government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Healthcare, and Education. The average income tax rate is 6.0%.

The strong South Pacifican economy, worth 15.6 trillion Drama Llamas a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Pizza Delivery industry, with major contributions from Retail, Book Publishing, and Cheese Exports. Average income is 57,614 Drama Llamas, with the richest citizens earning 5.4 times as much as the poorest.

Crime is a problem, probably because of the absence of a police force. Independent News Network's national animal is the Llama, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities.

Independent News Network is ranked 44,960th in the world and 1,854th in the South Pacific for Most Extreme, scoring 27.87 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Most Extensive Civil Rights: 11,827thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 12,615thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 15,567thMost Politically Free: 18,498thHighest Drug Use: 19,058thLeast Corrupt Governments: 19,389th
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Most Extensive Civil Rights: 160th in the regionTop
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Most Politically Free: 429th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 480th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 572nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 631st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 663rd in the regionNudest: 700th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 816th in the regionMost Armed: 823rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 831st in the region

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