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Best Weather: 3,034th Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,461st Most Beautiful Environments: 3,566th
The Indie Sensation of
New York Times Democracy
I do wonder if anyone checks this thing, actually.
Sunrise the Trainer
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Northern Sunrise Islands

Population15.548 billion

CapitalNowhere in Particular
LeaderSunrise the Trainer

CurrencySonic Adventure emblems

The Indie Sensation of Northern Sunrise Islands is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Sunrise the Trainer with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, frequent executions, and parental licensing program. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 15.548 billion Northern Sunrisians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nowhere in Particular. The average income tax rate is 77.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Northern Sunrisian economy, worth a remarkable 1,059 trillion Sonic Adventure emblems a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. Average income is 68,124 Sonic Adventure emblems, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

The government is spending millions on lawyers' fees trying to get Sunrise the Trainer off a murder charge, former arsonists can be found on local fire brigades, politicians constantly ring their voters to remind them how good a job they're doing, and stylish juvenile delinquents are highly overrepresented in fatal motorcycle accidents. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Northern Sunrise Islands's national animal is the Vaporeon, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Arceusism.

Northern Sunrise Islands is ranked 118,459th in the world and 205th in Spiritus for Most Compassionate Citizens, scoring 35.34 on the Kitten Softness Rating.

Best Weather: 3,034thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,461stMost Beautiful Environments: 3,566thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,614thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,012thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,867thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,005thMost Influential: 7,125thMost Cultured: 7,238thTop
Largest Populations: 8,662ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 9,007thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,192ndMost Rebellious Youth: 9,506thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,602ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,936thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,386thMost Developed: 12,830thHighest Economic Output: 13,040thMost Cheerful Citizens: 13,143rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,794thHealthiest Citizens: 14,654thHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,107th
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 6th in the regionLargest Populations: 11th in the regionTop
Best Weather: 13th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 15th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 18th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 21st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 22nd in the regionMost Cultured: 23rd in the region

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Endorsements Received: 4 » Rogamark, Legendus, Matrixulated, and Boaziga.

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