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Best Weather: 3,435th Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,667th Most Beautiful Environments: 4,004th
The Glitch in the Machine of
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Anyway, I'm Sunrise.
Sunrise the Trainer
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Northern Sunrise Islands

Population12.614 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 remarkable for its museums and concert halls, state-planned economy, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 12.614 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 74.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Northern Sunrisian economy, worth 857 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 67,961 Magic Currency of Outer Spaces, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 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 114,970th in the world and 173rd in Spiritus for Safest, scoring 58.65 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

Best Weather: 3,435thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,667thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,004thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,521stLongest Average Lifespans: 6,590thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,615thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,848thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,122ndMost Cultured: 8,732ndTop
Largest Populations: 10,165thLeast Corrupt Governments: 11,455thMost Developed: 12,840thMost Rebellious Youth: 13,045thMost Subsidized Industry: 13,079thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,404thHighest Economic Output: 13,993rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,827thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,850thHealthiest Citizens: 15,981stMost Cheerful Citizens: 16,395thMost Influential: 17,716th
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 6th in the regionLargest Populations: 10th in the regionTop
Best Weather: 16th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 18th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 18th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 19th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 24th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 28th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 8 » BlazeDTopia, The Salaxalans, Legendus, Tazavania, Gaelic Waffle, Rhinononon, Jamocha, and The Jedi-Zombi Jezus.

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