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Best Weather: 3,165th Most Beautiful Environments: 3,672nd Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,718th
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

Population14.212 billion

CapitalNowhere in Particular
LeaderSunrise the Trainer

CurrencySonic Adventure emblems

The Indie Sensation of Northern Sunrise Islands is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Sunrise the Trainer with a fair hand, and renowned for its state-planned economy, parental licensing program, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 14.212 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 enormous, outspoken government 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 76.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Northern Sunrisian economy, worth 974 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 68,588 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 the all-pervasive 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 156,944th in the world and 289th in Spiritus for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring -10.95 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

Best Weather: 3,165thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,672ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,718thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,996thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,537thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,099thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,277thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,020thMost Influential: 7,406thMost Cultured: 7,670thTop
Largest Populations: 9,367thLeast Corrupt Governments: 10,205thMost Rebellious Youth: 10,726thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,406thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,327thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,489thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,515thMost Developed: 13,163rdHighest Economic Output: 13,326thMost Cheerful Citizens: 14,578thHealthiest Citizens: 15,207thHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,845th
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 6th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10th in the regionLargest Populations: 10th in the regionBest Weather: 14th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 17th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 18th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 21st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 21st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 24th in the regionMost Cultured: 25th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 30th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 30th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 30th in the regionMost Influential: 31st in the regionMost Developed: 31st in the region

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