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Most Valuable International Artwork: 2ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,061stMost Devout: 3,159th
The Regional Nation of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Democracy is strong, debate robust, and rum plentiful.
Influence
Minnow
Regional Nation
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Some

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The Northern Light

Population11.608 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 even hand, and remarkable for its public floggings, enslaved workforce, and frequent executions. The compassionate, humorless, devout population of 11.608 billion TNPers 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, 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. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 57.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Northern Lightian economy, worth a remarkable 1,887 trillion Pacific Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Furniture Restoration, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 162,601 Pacific Dollars, with the richest citizens earning 9.4 times as much as the poorest.

Lending money has become a major liability, the army insists there is nothing gay about men in uniforms rolling in the mud, the government is spending billions of taxpayer Pacific Dollars to support "struggling" industries, and all beauty contests have been banned. 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, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Flemingovianism.

The Northern Light is ranked 35,276th in the world and 1,628th in The North Pacific for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 9.41 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 2ndTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,061stMost Devout: 3,159thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,959thLargest Black Market: 4,450thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,493rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5,649thLargest Agricultural Sector: 7,383rdHighest Economic Output: 7,524thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,542ndLargest Mining Sector: 8,569thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 8,855thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,856thTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 9,998thHealthiest Citizens: 10,393rdHighest Average Incomes: 11,092ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,323rdMost Influential: 11,471stMost Stationary: 11,490thLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,051stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 12,428thMost Efficient Economies: 14,413thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 15,440thHighest Disposable Incomes: 16,250thSmartest Citizens: 16,626thMost Compassionate Citizens: 16,995thMost Scientifically Advanced: 17,041st
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 82nd in the regionTop
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Most Devout: 132nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 154th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 172nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 181st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 220th in the regionMost Stationary: 267th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 275th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 291st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 325th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 335th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 366th in the regionLargest Populations: 394th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 437th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 456th in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 498th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 507th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 507th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 518th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 557th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 627th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 679th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 714th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 741st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 849th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 854th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 854th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 939th in the regionLargest Governments: 946th in the region

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