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Most Income Equality: 8,322ndMost Authoritarian: 10,847th
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Nationalist Northumbria

Population1.308 billion

CapitalBamburgh
LeaderPresident Alvin Ashleigh
FaithNorthumbrian Christianity

CurrencyNorthumbrian penny
Animallynx

The Republic of Nationalist Northumbria is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by President Alvin Ashleigh with an iron fist, and renowned for its state-planned economy and stringent health and safety legislation. The cynical population of 1.308 billion Nationalist Northumbrians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The large, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bamburgh. The average income tax rate is 49.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Nationalist Northumbrian economy, worth 28.0 trillion Northumbrian pennies a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient black market in Trout Farming, Tourism, Soda Sales, and Book Publishing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 21,401 Northumbrian pennies, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Tom and Jerry cartoons have cat and mouse resolving their problems with reasoned discussion, the government sends submarines to retrieve bodies from shipwrecked submarines, no one can find a leaky faucet in Nationalist Northumbria anymore, and weapons produced by newly nationalized armaments factories have been found to contain sawdust instead of gunpowder. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Nationalist Northumbria's national animal is the lynx, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Northumbrian Christianity.

Nationalist Northumbria is ranked 153,534th in the world and 3rd in British International Commonwealth for Most Influential, scoring 33 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

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Most Income Equality: 8,322ndMost Authoritarian: 10,847th

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