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Best Weather: 3,385thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,777thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,812th
The Indie Sensation of
New York Times Democracy
I do wonder if anyone checks this thing, actually.
Sunrise the Trainer
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Northern Sunrise Islands

Population17.677 billion

CapitalNowhere in Particular
LeaderSunrise the Trainer

CurrencySonic Adventure emblems

The Indie Sensation of Northern Sunrise Islands is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Sunrise the Trainer with a fair hand, and renowned for its daily referendums, public floggings, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 17.677 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 77.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Northern Sunrisian economy, worth a remarkable 1,216 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 68,834 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 174,496th in the world and 430th in The Glorious Nations of Iwaku for Most Authoritarian, with 364.75 milliStalins.

Best Weather: 3,385thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,777thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,812thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,888thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,160thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,314thMost Cultured: 7,406thLargest Populations: 8,841stMost Advanced Public Education: 9,702ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 9,739thMost Rebellious Youth: 9,803rdTop
Highest Economic Output: 13,803rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,158thMost Cheerful Citizens: 14,372ndSmartest Citizens: 15,788thHealthiest Citizens: 16,313thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,452ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,811thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,294thMost Advanced Public Transport: 17,486thLongest Average Lifespans: 18,049thMost Valuable International Artwork: 18,638thMost Developed: 18,759thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 18,791stMost Pacifist: 19,929th
Largest Populations: 13th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 13th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 18th in the regionBest Weather: 20th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 20th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 24th in the regionTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 30th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 34th in the regionMost Cultured: 48th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 48th in the region

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