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Best Weather: 3,080th Most Beautiful Environments: 3,592nd Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,600th
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

Population16.13 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 remarkable for its museums and concert halls, frequent executions, and state-planned economy. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 16.13 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 77.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Northern Sunrisian economy, worth a remarkable 1,101 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 68,291 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 135,431st in the world and 190th in Spiritus for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring -4.47 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

Best Weather: 3,080thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,592ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,600thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,613thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,638thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,860thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,027thMost Influential: 6,952ndMost Cultured: 7,117thTop
Largest Populations: 8,623rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 8,840thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,637thMost Rebellious Youth: 9,658thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,625thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,890thMost Developed: 12,937thMost Cheerful Citizens: 12,944thHighest Economic Output: 13,200thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,489thHealthiest Citizens: 14,848thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,998thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15,038thSmartest Citizens: 16,039thMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,060th
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 7th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10th in the regionLargest Populations: 11th in the regionTop
Best Weather: 12th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 17th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 21st in the regionMost Cultured: 23rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 23rd in the region

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