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Most Influential: 498th Most Rebellious Youth: 502nd Most Cheerful Citizens: 718th
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North Southumberland

Population15.232 billion

CapitalNorth Southumberland City
LeaderRulerman The Wise


The Most Serene Republic of North Southumberland is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Rulerman The Wise with a fair hand, and renowned for its pith helmet sales, complete lack of prisons, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 15.232 billion North Southers hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of North Southumberland City. The average income tax rate is 98.5%.

The frighteningly efficient North Southish economy, worth a remarkable 3,314 trillion Floogles a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 217,615 Floogles, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Populations of two-headed Wombats have been found around recently-uncovered archaeological sites, the Foreign Ministry thinks an eye for an eye is a blindingly good idea, houses and businesses are bulldozed to make way for ever-expanding cemeteries, and tradesmen will knock 10% off their fees if customers pay cash. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. North Southumberland's national animal is the Wombat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

North Southumberland is ranked 2,424th in the world and 59th in 10000 Islands for Most Pacifist, with 186.02 Cheeks Turned Per Day.

Most Influential: 498thMost Rebellious Youth: 502ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 718thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 771stMost Advanced Public Transport: 823rdBest Weather: 991stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,091stMost Cultured: 1,156thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,183rdSafest: 1,235thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,311thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,350thLargest Governments: 1,441stLongest Average Lifespans: 1,458thMost Efficient Economies: 1,517thMost Developed: 1,529thTop
Healthiest Citizens: 1,577thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,719thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,742ndMost Inclusive: 2,192ndMost Advanced Public Education: 2,252ndLowest Crime Rates: 2,279thMost Pacifist: 2,424thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,479thMost Devout: 2,628thHighest Economic Output: 2,929thSmartest Citizens: 3,014thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,153rdLargest Publishing Industry: 3,456thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,619thNicest Citizens: 3,623rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,216thHighest Average Incomes: 4,446thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,927thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,438thMost Stationary: 7,542ndTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 8,660thLargest Populations: 9,526thMost Corrupt Governments: 10,044thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,024th
Most Rebellious Youth: 17th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 18th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 18th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 19th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 21st in the regionBest Weather: 25th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 26th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 27th in the regionMost Devout: 27th in the regionLargest Governments: 27th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 28th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 30th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 30th in the regionSafest: 32nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 36th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 36th in the regionMost Cultured: 36th in the regionMost Developed: 37th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 39th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 42nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 43rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 44th in the regionMost Inclusive: 50th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 52nd in the regionTop
Highest Economic Output: 57th in the regionMost Pacifist: 59th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 62nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 65th in the regionMost Influential: 66th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 68th in the regionNicest Citizens: 73rd in the regionMost Stationary: 74th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 78th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 83rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 86th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 91st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 95th in the regionLargest Populations: 106th in the region

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