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The Nomadic Peoples of NewBergen

“The People United”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Fragile
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Newcomer

Location: The East Pacific

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NewBergen

Population392 million

CurrencyDoughnut
AnimalWolf

The Nomadic Peoples of NewBergen is a huge, genial nation, notable for its smutty television, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 392 million NewBergenians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The large, liberal, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 55.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but sluggish NewBergenian economy, worth 10.6 trillion Doughnuts 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 Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Basket Weaving. Average income is 27,024 Doughnuts, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The saying 'break a leg' is now taken literally, billions of Doughnuts are being poured into a space program, transgender and agender are on the education agenda, and they say that NewBergenians made a dessert and called it peace. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. NewBergen's national animal is the Wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

NewBergen is ranked 221,112th in the world and 8,879th in The East Pacific for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring -14.63 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

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Most Secular: 4,066thTop
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Most Income Equality: 12,650thHighest Drug Use: 15,925thNicest Citizens: 16,332ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 16,882ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 22,112thMost Cheerful Citizens: 22,634th
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Most Secular: 127th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 187th in the regionTop
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Nicest Citizens: 578th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 606th in the regionNudest: 651st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 707th in the regionMost Income Equality: 754th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 832nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : NewBergen was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in NewBergen, they say that NewBergenians made a dessert and called it peace.
  • : NewBergen was reclassified from "Scandinavian Liberal Paradise" to "Left-wing Utopia".
  • : Following new legislation in NewBergen, transgender and agender are on the education agenda.
  • : Following new legislation in NewBergen, billions of Doughnuts are being poured into a space program.
  • : Following new legislation in NewBergen, the saying 'break a leg' is now taken literally.
  • : Following new legislation in NewBergen, young girls aren't having a ball but they are enjoying themselves.
  • : Following new legislation in NewBergen, you can check out of an asylum if you've changed your mind.
  • : Following new legislation in NewBergen, organisations with 800 in their phone number are often raided by special forces.
  • : Following new legislation in NewBergen, toy versions of heroin paraphernalia let kids pretend to be their favourite TV characters.

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