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Best Weather: 3,413th Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,519th Most Beautiful Environments: 3,934th
The Glitch in the Machine of
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Anyway, I'm Sunrise.
Sunrise the Trainer
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Northern Sunrise Islands

Population12.425 billion

CapitalNowhere in Particular
LeaderSunrise the Trainer

CurrencyMagic Currency of Outer Space

The Glitch in the Machine of Northern Sunrise Islands is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Sunrise the Trainer with a fair hand, and renowned for its daily referendums, smutty television, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 12.425 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 Environment, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nowhere in Particular. The average income tax rate is 74.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Northern Sunrisian economy, worth 837 trillion Magic Currency of Outer Spaces 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 and Cheese Exports. Average income is 67,380 Magic Currency of Outer Spaces, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 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 34,026th in the world and 88th in Spiritus for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 136.28 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Best Weather: 3,413thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,519thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,934thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,428thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,431stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,581stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,749thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,250thTop
Most Cultured: 8,614thLeast Corrupt Governments: 8,924thLargest Populations: 10,196thMost Developed: 11,772ndMost Subsidized Industry: 12,719thMost Rebellious Youth: 13,122ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,156thHighest Economic Output: 14,098thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,791stMost Advanced Public Education: 15,584thHealthiest Citizens: 15,861stMost Cheerful Citizens: 16,143rd
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 7th in the regionLargest Populations: 10th in the regionTop
Best Weather: 17th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 19th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 19th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 20th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 23rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 27th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 7 » BlazeDTopia, The Salaxalans, Legendus, Tazavania, Gaelic Waffle, Rhinononon, and Jamocha.

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