“EAT A BEAVER SAVE A TREE”
|Category: New York Times Democracy|
Regional Influence: Minnow
Location: the Rejected Realms
The Kingdom of Northern Knights is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Leader with a fair hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 8.182 billion Northern Knightsians 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 tiny government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Law & Order and Industry also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Spirituality receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Northern Knights City. The average income tax rate is 3.7%.
The frighteningly efficient Northern Knightsian economy, worth 930 trillion Loonies a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 113,694 Loonies, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.9 times as much as the poorest.
The government extracts trade concessions from poor nations in exchange for humanitarian aid, the mining industry is making inroads into environmentally sensitive areas, a primitive society is being eroded as its youth flock to the modern world, and retirement homes are often fitted with luxurious suites. Crime, especially youth-related, is a major problem. Northern Knights's national animal is the Beaver, which is also the nation's favorite main course.
Most Recent Government Activity: 17 days ago
- 4 hours ago: Northern Knights fell out of the regional Top 10% for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector.
- 18 hours ago: Northern Knights was endorsed by The Incorporated States of Black Hordes.
- 2 days 4 hours ago: Northern Knights was reclassified from "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy" to "New York Times Democracy".
- 2 days 16 hours ago: Northern Knights was endorsed by The WA Gnomes' Willing Bitch of Omigodtheyclonedkenny.
- 4 days ago: Northern Knights was endorsed by The Republic of Golarion.
- 5 days ago: Northern Knights was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Fastest-Growing Economies (last census: Top 5%).
- 10 days ago: Northern Knights was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Information Technology Sector (last census: Top 5%).
- 11 days ago: Northern Knights was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Publishing Industry.
- 12 days ago: Northern Knights was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
- 13 days ago: Northern Knights was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Fattest Citizens.