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Most Valuable International Artwork: 7thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,118thMost Armed: 2,058th
The Regional Nation of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Democracy is strong, debate robust, and rum plentiful.
Influence
Minnow
Regional Nation
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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The Northern Light

Population14.864 billion

CapitalMagicality City
LeaderThe North Pacific Delegate
FaithFlemingovianism

CurrencyPacific Dollar
AnimalMcMasterdonian Lion

The Regional Nation of The Northern Light is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by The North Pacific Delegate with an iron fist, and remarkable for its enslaved workforce, public floggings, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, cynical, humorless, devout population of 14.864 billion TNPers are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Magicality City. The average income tax rate is 54.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Northern Lightian economy, worth a remarkable 2,922 trillion Pacific Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Furniture Restoration, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 196,640 Pacific Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

It's rare to find an unchewed pencil, artists from across the nation compete to renovate the restrooms of old government buildings, only 'organics' are permitted to be citizens, and dealers go from pushing drugs to pushing up daisies. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Northern Light's national animal is the McMasterdonian Lion and its national religion is Flemingovianism.

The Northern Light is ranked 7th in the world and 3rd in The North Pacific for Most Valuable International Artwork, with 188,642.81 Bank.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 7thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,118thMost Armed: 2,058thTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 2,313thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,585thMost Devout: 2,624thMost Patriotic: 4,054thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,161stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,304thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4,393rdHighest Economic Output: 5,215thLowest Crime Rates: 5,701stLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,773rdHealthiest Citizens: 6,366thLargest Black Market: 6,369thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,577thMost Efficient Economies: 6,861stHighest Average Incomes: 7,205thHighest Disposable Incomes: 7,364thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,856thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,552ndMost Stationary: 9,532ndMost Developed: 9,859thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,006thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,206thLargest Mining Sector: 10,632ndTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,920thMost Influential: 12,182ndMost Subsidized Industry: 13,508thLargest Governments: 14,852ndSmartest Citizens: 15,169thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 15,440thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,950thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 17,611thLargest Populations: 17,860thMost Inclusive: 18,418thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 18,874thBest Weather: 19,006th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 3rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 51st in the regionMost Armed: 75th in the regionTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 93rd in the regionMost Devout: 108th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 111th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 148th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 153rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 167th in the regionMost Patriotic: 170th in the regionMost Stationary: 205th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 214th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 230th in the regionLargest Black Market: 259th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 286th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 299th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 303rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 347th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 349th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 378th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 381st in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 400th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 464th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 471st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 483rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 515th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 556th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 567th in the regionMost Developed: 576th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 649th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 658th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 665th in the regionLargest Governments: 740th in the region

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