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The Empire of New Engleland

“Faithful through Misfortune”

Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Outlawed
Economy:
Fair
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Regional Influence: Power

Location: Union of Sociopaths

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New Engleland

Population187 million

CurrencyPound
AnimalEuropean Sparrowhawk

The Empire of New Engleland is a very large, cultured nation, renowned for its soft-spoken computers, avant-garde cinema, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 187 million New Englelandians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 79.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but underdeveloped New Englelandian economy, worth 7.69 trillion Pounds a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Basket Weaving, and Trout Farming. Average income is 41,102 Pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Nudity is frowned upon, every new building project has to undergo a five-year environmental impact study before it can go ahead, the government funds large training centres to turn European Sparrowhawks into functioning members of society, and first-time moms are expected to be experienced parents from day one. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. New Engleland's national animal is the European Sparrowhawk, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

New Engleland is ranked 242,520th in the world and 7th in Union of Sociopaths for Least Corrupt Governments, with 66.87 percentage of bribes refused.

Top
5%
Most Authoritarian: 4,901stMost Conservative: 9,426thTop
10%
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14,666thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 15,408thMost Corrupt Governments: 15,874thHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,886thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16,507thLowest Crime Rates: 18,451stLargest Welfare Programs: 22,907thMost Extreme: 25,447th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in New Engleland, first-time moms are expected to be experienced parents from day one.
  • : Following new legislation in New Engleland, the government funds large training centres to turn European Sparrowhawks into functioning members of society.
  • : Following new legislation in New Engleland, every new building project has to undergo a five-year environmental impact study before it can go ahead.
  • : Following new legislation in New Engleland, nudity is frowned upon.
  • : Following new legislation in New Engleland, a well-funded social safety net protects the unfortunate.
  • : Following new legislation in New Engleland, 1% of global paper production is bound for the National Archive.
  • : Following new legislation in New Engleland, breaking rocks in the hot sun now involves using your head.
  • : Following new legislation in New Engleland, funeral directors are frequently looking at their watches during funerals.
  • : New Engleland voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn A Bloodred Moon".
  • : Following new legislation in New Engleland, film studios own the rights to actors' likenesses until the next millennium.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 1 » NewWessex.

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