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The Democratic Republic of Neworva

“By The People For The People”

Category: New York Times Democracy
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Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: The North Pacific



Population253 million


The Democratic Republic of Neworva is a huge, safe nation, notable for its state-planned economy, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and digital currency. The compassionate, democratic population of 253 million Neworvans 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 medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Social Policy, Education, and Welfare. The average income tax rate is 41.3%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Neworvan economy, worth 21.2 trillion marks a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is led by the Beef-Based Agriculture industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Basket Weaving, and Tourism. Average income is 83,893 marks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

Millions of Neworvans are excellent swimmers, women have a strange proclivity for dressing up as caped weasels, census workers struggle to account for the rapidly increasing number of citizens to tabulate, and multiple births are a cause of celebration for tax collectors. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Neworva's national animal is the fox, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Neworva is ranked 84,923rd in the world and 4,470th in The North Pacific for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 1,305.57 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 590thTop
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,547thMost Influential: 3,826thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,094thLargest Agricultural Sector: 6,027thTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,762ndMost Inclusive: 13,032ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 13,682ndNicest Citizens: 14,928thMost Pacifist: 15,122nd
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 189th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 242nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 319th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 326th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 408th in the regionTop
Most Inclusive: 755th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 765th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 777th in the regionMost Pacifist: 830th in the regionNicest Citizens: 832nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Neworva, multiple births are a cause of celebration for tax collectors.
  • : Following new legislation in Neworva, census workers struggle to account for the rapidly increasing number of citizens to tabulate.
  • : Neworva endorsed The Free Land of Interdimensional Zone.
  • : Neworva was endorsed by The Free Land of Interdimensional Zone.
  • : Following new legislation in Neworva, women have a strange proclivity for dressing up as caped weasels.
  • : Neworva voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Ban on Sterilisation of Minors etc".
  • : Following new legislation in Neworva, millions of Neworvans are excellent swimmers.
  • : Neworva was endorsed by The Principality of Sil Dorsett.
  • : Following new legislation in Neworva, court verdicts are predictable to within a hundredth of a percentage point.
  • : Following new legislation in Neworva, the government only invests in infrastructure after a natural disaster.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 196 » Alunya, Sea Ghost, Fizban, El Fiji Grande, The Rhein States, Runeda, Kasazzastan, Yaorozu, Great Bights Mum, Tamgu, Makersaulache, Zumlandia, Omnistria, Corfad, Loutsland, Kwaj, 5 kingdoms of Britannia, Guer Aike, Dreadton, The Nation that will win Soops for 9003, New Octicarg, Eteles, Territorio di Nessuno, Siwale, Notyoutopia, Newpromisedland, Joodey, Pallaith, Daiz, Koda-Land, Federation Terra Australis, Slytheria Reformed, Diodone, Amauri, Selfgradatude, Steampunk Ariel, 2 and 2 is Fish, The Tampa Bay Rays, Sockmanland, Ikea Rike, Holy Oranz, Dadastan Archipelago, Avenged Sevenfoldia, Lendara, Aetulia, Racoda, Pasargad, Advancia-Sizzletown, Trillius, Dar es Saalam, and 146 others.North Bratislava, Aezus, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Esplandia, Spartoptia, Aratani, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Aeolist, Keventle, Alice Gardens, Ice and Tinian, Sundred, Antiyard, Antityranicals, Duerrlewang, Wineclaw, Astronomical, Arimbia, Arkaudia, Angwayster, McMasterdonia, Glurponia, New Bremerton, Anna Airters, Arcoriposa, Cloydicia, 1 very fast endotarter, Ausveria, Babacar, Azzarel, Avemterra, Bati Slaples, Baldova, Altamonte, Analomink, Banabistan, Gnomewatchers, Great Javadwipa, Blackphir, Bananaaaaa, Sunto, BrightFutures, PlanetPunk, Bojacks and Jills, British Pacific Islands, Abject Ludicrosity, Castle Federation, Centromuria, Clan Spaniel, Catopia2, Chukstik Illahi, Bonjoura, Bidragistan, Freyford, Frances Francis the First of France, Central Ryal, Cors Evia, Cuyan, Choistan, Contani, Breduria, Prevaland, DarMassalit, Calamazo, Brettenia, Axstahl, Xentherida, Nothru Lerple, Battesaia, Partax, Detrivania, Aningem Atron, Cinnibar, Shibutani, Shadowrik, Angshire, Dicko, Dopeland420, Wisconsota, Ponantine, Xzavia-Hjar, Unprintable Initiator, Miruma, Delmak, Changjo, Dylanana, East Supple Lund, Kranostav, Zokk, Earth Commonwealth, Aroa, Elder Realms, Serendipita Martia, Equinoctial States, Ethnon, Loli County, Orado, PotatoFarmers, Yukti, Ereena, United Kahndaq, Palisede, East Wushen, Pazair, Fel Imass, Federation of Galicia and Lodomeria, Florantia, The Iron Lions, Union of the Oriental States, New Lakemba, Fascist Democracy, Tachycardia, Eraver, Free Culture, Arquan, Seenvorland, French Bananastan, United Western Federation, Vincone Cae, Black Templares, Elgaland-Vargaland, Viridiann, Dabarastan, Braghz, Felpolandia, Gilakistan, Czechochechnyoslovenovakia, Gondigams, Get Away From Me, Afcon, Zyvetskistaahn, Habanan, Hatakulamatakatak, Brevada, Heminaw, Heken, Hazarium, Maott, Parmovand, Helix Labs, Eravonia, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Idumetala, Ravendi, Sil Dorsett, and Interdimensional Zone.