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Largest Publishing Industry: 286th Most Cultured: 627th Largest Cheese Export Sector: 805th
The Blazing Borderlands of
Left-Leaning College State
On its way to coming back more times than Ridley.
Influence
Hermit
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Norfairdepths

Population31.022 billion

CapitalRidley's Lair
LeaderRidley
FaithSpace Piracy

CurrencySqueept
AnimalCrocomire

The Blazing Borderlands of Norfairdepths is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Ridley with an even hand, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, ban on automobiles, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 31.022 billion Norfairdepthsians enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ridley's Lair. The average income tax rate is 68.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Norfairdepthsian economy, worth a remarkable 5,710 trillion Squeepts a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Gambling, and Information Technology. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 184,087 Squeepts, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Ridley's speeches are beloved by insomniacs, translators have been hired to deal with the varying regional accents during national political debates, scavengers with burlap sacks and shovels skulk around graveyards, and bronze and marble supplies are running low as sculptors depict full-figured subjects. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Norfairdepths's national animal is the Crocomire, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Space Piracy.

Norfairdepths is ranked 1,282nd in the world and 1st in Metroid Prime for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 17,277.03 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

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Largest Publishing Industry: 286thMost Cultured: 627thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 805thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 833rdLargest Black Market: 922ndMost Beautiful Environments: 1,151stHighest Economic Output: 1,188thMost Armed: 1,208thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,282ndMost Advanced Public Education: 1,389thHighest Crime Rates: 1,397thMost Developed: 1,401stLargest Populations: 1,475thTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 1,787thSmartest Citizens: 1,847thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,983rdHealthiest Citizens: 2,841stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,923rdRudest Citizens: 3,488thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,316thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6,571stMost Rebellious Youth: 6,921stHighest Average Incomes: 7,284thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,646thTop
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Largest Governments: 10,402ndBest Weather: 11,070thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,809thNudest: 12,127thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,293rdMost Efficient Economies: 14,407th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Norfairdepths, bronze and marble supplies are running low as sculptors depict full-figured subjects.
  • : Following new legislation in Norfairdepths, scavengers with burlap sacks and shovels skulk around graveyards.
  • : Following new legislation in Norfairdepths, translators have been hired to deal with the varying regional accents during national political debates.
  • : Following new legislation in Norfairdepths, Ridley's speeches are beloved by insomniacs.
  • : Following new legislation in Norfairdepths, military equipment stores have a tendency to go up in flames.
  • : Following new legislation in Norfairdepths, rioting and unrest sweep the nation.
  • : Norfairdepths's influence in Metroid Prime rose from "Hegemony" to "Hermit".
  • : Following new legislation in Norfairdepths, cosmopolitan citizens ask what their countries can do for them.
  • : Following new legislation in Norfairdepths, gossip magazines have pictures of Ridley sunbathing on the beach with political rivals.
  • : Norfairdepths was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.

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