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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,875thMost Influential: 2,024thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,372nd
The Commonwealth of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Liberté et égalité
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Civil Rights
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Economy
Frightening
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Northwest Isles

Population4.6 billion

CapitalOakland
LeaderPrince Francis

Currencyeuro
Animalpanda

The Commonwealth of Northwest Isles is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Prince Francis with an even hand, and renowned for its rum-swilling pirates, unlimited-speed roads, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate population of 4.6 billion Northwest Islanders have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Oakland. The average income tax rate is 34.9%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Northwest Islesian economy, worth 635 trillion euros a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, fairly diversified black market in Information Technology, Tourism, Book Publishing, and Retail. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 138,188 euros, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Unemployed accountants keep double-entry ledgers of their benefit claims, the nation's universities are often mistaken for foreign embassies, depression sinks in after each election when voters realize they are stuck with these people for years, and the Supreme Court vehemently protects civil rights and the right to privacy. Crime is totally unknown. Northwest Isles's national animal is the panda, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Northwest Isles is ranked 11,906th in the world and 231st in Europe for Most Developed, scoring 89.05 on the Human Development Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,875thMost Influential: 2,024thTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 4,372ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,917thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,919thMost Inclusive: 5,163rdHighest Food Quality: 7,387thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7,498thHighest Disposable Incomes: 7,846thMost Pacifist: 8,321stBest Weather: 8,657thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,740thMost Efficient Economies: 8,755thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,315thMost Cheerful Citizens: 11,376thTop
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Most Developed: 11,906thMost Cultured: 12,155thSmartest Citizens: 12,210thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,440thNicest Citizens: 13,633rdLargest Retail Industry: 13,877thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,220thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,450thMost Compassionate Citizens: 14,477thMost Subsidized Industry: 15,409thMost Secular: 15,976thHighest Average Incomes: 17,447thMost Rebellious Youth: 17,954thLongest Average Lifespans: 19,091stMost Advanced Public Education: 21,092ndHealthiest Citizens: 21,202nd
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 47th in the regionTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 82nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 84th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 89th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 92nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 97th in the regionLargest Black Market: 111th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Northwest Isles, the Supreme Court vehemently protects civil rights and the right to privacy.
  • : Following new legislation in Northwest Isles, depression sinks in after each election when voters realize they are stuck with these people for years.
  • : Following new legislation in Northwest Isles, the nation's universities are often mistaken for foreign embassies.
  • : Following new legislation in Northwest Isles, unemployed accountants keep double-entry ledgers of their benefit claims.
  • : Following new legislation in Northwest Isles, Prince Francis can often be seen hanging around playgrounds chatting with the kids.
  • : Following new legislation in Northwest Isles, looting and pillaging are now considered vital intelligence-gathering activities.
  • : Following new legislation in Northwest Isles, all writing must pass a censorship board before being allowed on the shelves.
  • : Northwest Isles endorsed The United Socialist States of Kurdislavic Algharbistan.
  • : Northwest Isles was endorsed by The United Socialist States of Kurdislavic Algharbistan.
  • : Following new legislation in Northwest Isles, the Party has more splits than a yo-yo dieter's trousers.

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Endorsements Received: 117 » Elisabethshagen, Jim the Baptist, Dark Matter, The Poland-Lithuania Commonwealth, Northern German Federation, Yahlia, Saint Domingo, Thracia Republic, Republic of Satherland, Alsted, Wiener-Neustadt, The New Nordic Union, Irminsulia, Walfo, TF1 TASK FORCE 1, Prussian-Union, The Champions League, Invernessia, An Clar, St Scarlett, Someseni, Ausvelt, Feria-Alkaline, Regnum Italiae, Destyntine, Imperium Anglorum, Nardin, GanymedEuropa, Lyallpur, South St Maarten, The Fair Republic, Leranditale, North of Americas, Sloburg, Pilipinas and Malaya, Neuchateau, Brakanistan, Thracia and Crimea, Slavonia and Srijem, Soviet Taoistan, Grodisze, Savinecross, Wombelland, Lovisa, Dauershire, Nuweland, Chronus, The Seven Provinces, Canovium, Abject Ludicrosity, and 67 others.Bohomo, The Kingdom of Denmark, Purgatio, Toaddia, Jahass, Sienkahn, The Reunited Yugoslavs, Enway, Meropis, Rivierenland, The Oriental Empire, Crestphalia, Mallesia, Dorenstad, Old World Order, The New Mexican Confederation, Outer Sparta, Owlograd, Estellan, Apabeossie, The States of Texas and Arkansas, Trixeland, Kanokla, Lieges, Anskerdank, Anglo-Francios, Kyrica, Greater Icelandia, Rheinland-Westphalia, The Scandinavian Realm, Eski, Valtrona, Bareu, Eco-Paris Reformation, Mynox, Galway-Dublin, Maanenland, Nevelja, Monkistan, Asparagusia, Falvaard, Slovanov, Seims, Puerto Thelosia, Othenhiem, Christian Terra, Nova Babilonia, Chioganah, Greater Dragunovia, Nuevo Europa, Zulrich, The Greater Eastern Republic, Gliesetonia, Feldorf, Elania Kingdom, Integria, Maalat, Powiat Miechowski, Berlin and Hanover, Lord Sapre, Robbonia, Parliamentary Laramidia, Estonesia, Khuravia, Hallorland, Dragonspiral, and Kurdislavic Algharbistan.

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