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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,120thMost Devout: 2,296thMost Influential: 2,733rd
The Empire of
Moralistic Democracy
You Can't Stop Progress
Fritz Frieda Ady
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
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North Lunch

Population2.624 billion

CapitalCity Page
LeaderFritz Frieda Ady
FaithMoonlight Night


The Empire of North Lunch is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Fritz Frieda Ady with an even hand, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and public floggings. The compassionate, devout population of 2.624 billion North Lunchians are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of City Page. The average income tax rate is 96.2%.

The frighteningly efficient North Lunchian economy, worth 448 trillion Seins a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 171,082 Seins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Moonshine has made a resurgence, bins outnumber trees in city parks, popular cartoon characters frequently appear in government-sponsored PSAs reminding students to say no to drugs, and gene-engineered sewerjacks don't smell but they do stink. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. North Lunch's national animal is the fox, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Moonlight Night.

North Lunch is ranked 8,857th in the world and 254th in the South Pacific for Smartest Citizens, with 98.1 quips per hour.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,120thMost Devout: 2,296thTop
Most Influential: 2,733rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,106thLowest Crime Rates: 3,460thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,078thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,257thBest Weather: 4,285thHealthiest Citizens: 4,293rdLargest Governments: 4,454thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,458thMost Inclusive: 4,736thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,949thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,384thHighest Food Quality: 5,595thMost Developed: 5,648thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,963rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,132ndSafest: 6,295thMost Efficient Economies: 6,999thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,052ndLargest Welfare Programs: 7,132ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,415thMost Patriotic: 7,505thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,294thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,620thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,713thSmartest Citizens: 8,857thNicest Citizens: 9,114thMost Cultured: 9,376thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,263rdHighest Average Incomes: 11,018thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,645thTop
Most Pacifist: 17,403rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 18,370thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 21,267thLargest Retail Industry: 21,599th
Most Devout: 50th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 101st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 101st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 116th in the regionLargest Governments: 117th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 121st in the regionTop
Healthiest Citizens: 132nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 134th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 141st in the regionBest Weather: 142nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 144th in the regionMost Inclusive: 155th in the regionMost Developed: 171st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 172nd in the regionMost Patriotic: 178th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 183rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 184th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 199th in the regionSafest: 200th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 201st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 204th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 215th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 218th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 231st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 244th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 246th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 254th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 267th in the regionMost Cultured: 270th in the regionMost Influential: 284th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 286th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 311th in the regionNicest Citizens: 314th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 395th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 538th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 552nd in the regionTop
Largest Retail Industry: 623rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 695th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 702nd in the regionMost Stationary: 893rd in the regionLargest Populations: 1,110th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,216th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : North Lunch voted for the World Assembly Resolution "End Collective Punishment".
  • : Following new legislation in North Lunch, gene-engineered sewerjacks don't smell but they do stink.
  • : Following new legislation in North Lunch, popular cartoon characters frequently appear in government-sponsored PSAs reminding students to say no to drugs.
  • : Following new legislation in North Lunch, bins outnumber trees in city parks.
  • : Following new legislation in North Lunch, moonshine has made a resurgence.
  • : Following new legislation in North Lunch, the nation's beloved 'good-natured doormat' is inundated by begging letters.
  • : North Lunch was endorsed by The Republic of Antwerpen1.
  • : North Lunch was endorsed by The Empire of Fankuwo.
  • : North Lunch was endorsed by The Kingdom of Shadeth.
  • : North Lunch was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Retail Industry.