by Max Barry

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The Principality of Local now news

“Come to LIGHT!”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Power

Location: THE NEWS


Local now news

Population454 million

CapitalDowntown news


The Principality of Local now news is a huge, safe nation, renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, frequent executions, and unlimited-speed roads. The hard-working, democratic, devout population of 454 million Local now newsians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The tiny government prioritizes Spirituality, with Education, Welfare, and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Industry and Administration receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Downtown news. The average income tax rate is 8.3%.

The Local now newsian economy, worth 25.3 trillion news a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Uranium Mining industry, with major contributions from Automobile Manufacturing, Arms Manufacturing, and Gambling. Average income is 55,800 news, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.7 times as much as the poorest.

Students are wary of colorfully decorated new teachers with names like Professor Pipsqueak, immigrants who carry knives on them are presumed to be chefs, Leader's office has a newly installed Max-Man arcade game programmed by a 5th-grader, and depression sinks in after each election when voters realize they are stuck with these people for years. Crime is almost non-existent. Local now news's national animal is the husky, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Local now news is ranked 21,979th in the world and 3rd in THE NEWS for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 52.91 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

Least Corrupt Governments: 10,824thFattest Citizens: 11,193rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 18,188th
Fattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the region

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