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Highest Crime Rates: 3,035thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,518thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,875th
The Lucky Pink Hollow Bastion of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Friendship and mandatory sock taxes
Civil Rights
Very Good
Very Strong
Political Freedom

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Nineteen Lights

Population10.896 billion

CapitalHollow Bastion
FaithThe Cult of Her Eternal Teeth

Animalghost fox

The Lucky Pink Hollow Bastion of Nineteen Lights is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Nineteen with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, feral children, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 10.896 billion Nineteen Lightsians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hollow Bastion. The average income tax rate is 31.3%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Nineteen Lightsian economy, worth 838 trillion golds a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Soda Sales, and Pizza Delivery. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is 76,998 golds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

A shipwreck is everyone's fault but the captain's, foreign students are expected to have a Kegmeister Grade Average of 36-24-36 to qualify for university, the standard government reply to any query is "there is no spoon", and NationStates is now a popular brand of laxatives despite Max Barry's protests. Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Nineteen Lights's national animal is the ghost fox, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Cult of Her Eternal Teeth.

Nineteen Lights is ranked 276,697th in the world and 86th in Simulacrum for Most Extreme, scoring 5.32 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

Highest Crime Rates: 3,035thTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 4,518thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,875thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5,243rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,715thTop
Largest Black Market: 16,339thMost Secular: 16,880thMost Inclusive: 20,692ndMost Beautiful Environments: 21,876thHighest Drug Use: 23,272ndHighest Food Quality: 27,433rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 27,578thHighest Economic Output: 29,173rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 29,293rdMost Average: 29,605thLargest Information Technology Sector: 30,100th
Most Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Stationary: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 4th in the regionMost Average: 4th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4th in the regionTop
Highest Food Quality: 5th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 6th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 6th in the regionMost Secular: 6th in the regionMost Inclusive: 6th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 7th in the regionNudest: 7th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7th in the regionMost Cultured: 7th in the regionBest Weather: 8th in the region

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