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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,961st Largest Welfare Programs: 2,171st Nicest Citizens: 2,452nd
The Holy Empire of
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North Insomnia

Population1.922 billion

LeaderMad Loser


The Holy Empire of North Insomnia is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Mad Loser with an even hand, and renowned for its rum-swilling pirates, absence of drug laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, cheerful population of 1.922 billion North Insomnians 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 enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Headachent. The average income tax rate is 95.2%.

The frighteningly efficient North Insomnian economy, worth 289 trillion piastres a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 150,412 piastres, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

The government has legalised small-scale capitalism, 1% of global paper production is bound for the National Archive, citizens are exhausted from weekly general elections, and bored politicians often entertain themselves with games of Simon during important votes. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. North Insomnia's national animal is the dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is ourselves.

North Insomnia is ranked 39,082nd in the world and 1,299th in The East Pacific for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 70.26 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,961stLargest Welfare Programs: 2,171stNicest Citizens: 2,452ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,602ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,619thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,653rdLargest Publishing Industry: 2,653rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,714thMost Cultured: 2,751stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,827thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,996thMost Inclusive: 3,099thMost Pacifist: 3,227thMost Developed: 3,508thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,509thBest Weather: 3,592ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,692ndMost Influential: 4,050thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,185thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,442ndSmartest Citizens: 4,967thLargest Governments: 5,500thHealthiest Citizens: 6,285thLowest Crime Rates: 7,298thTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 8,695thSafest: 9,073rdMost Subsidized Industry: 9,361stMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,290thMost Efficient Economies: 10,472ndHighest Poor Incomes: 10,720thHighest Average Incomes: 12,182ndNudest: 12,763rdMost Secular: 14,901st
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 38th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 42nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 47th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 50th in the regionTop
Most Cultured: 56th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 56th in the regionNicest Citizens: 60th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 74th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 74th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 78th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 79th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 82nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 90th in the regionMost Inclusive: 92nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 96th in the regionMost Pacifist: 96th in the regionMost Developed: 98th in the regionBest Weather: 105th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 125th in the regionLargest Governments: 126th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 160th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 176th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 208th in the regionNudest: 221st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 241st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 259th in the regionSafest: 263rd in the regionTop
Highest Average Incomes: 283rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 288th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 299th in the regionMost Influential: 324th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 336th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 425th in the regionMost Secular: 461st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in North Insomnia, bored politicians often entertain themselves with games of Simon during important votes.
  • : Following new legislation in North Insomnia, citizens are exhausted from weekly general elections.
  • : Following new legislation in North Insomnia, 1% of global paper production is bound for the National Archive.
  • : Following new legislation in North Insomnia, the government has legalised small-scale capitalism.
  • : North Insomnia was reclassified from "Democratic Socialists" to "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy".
  • : Following new legislation in North Insomnia, the nation's industries are scrambling to switch to biodegradable plastics.
  • : Following new legislation in North Insomnia, the parliament building has installed a revolving door.
  • : North Insomnia voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Prohibit Private Prisons".
  • : Following new legislation in North Insomnia, strict term limits have been applied to all elected offices.
  • : Following new legislation in North Insomnia, gossip magazines have pictures of Mad Loser sunbathing on the beach with political rivals.