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Most Valuable International Artwork: 5thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,047thMost Armed: 2,328th
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The Northern Light

Population18.171 billion

CapitalMagicality City
LeaderThe North Pacific Delegate

CurrencyPacific Dollar
AnimalMcMasterdonian Lion

The Regional Nation of The Northern Light is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by The North Pacific Delegate with an iron fist, and notable for its avowedly heterosexual populace, smutty television, and public floggings. The compassionate, cynical, humorless, devout population of 18.171 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, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Industry, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Magicality City. The average income tax rate is 61.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Northern Lightian economy, worth a remarkable 3,765 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 rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 207,243 Pacific Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Access to the woods is only granted to those who bring a small shrubbery, soldiers who shoot themselves in the foot are regarded as heroes, only lightning has a chance of striking The North Pacific Delegate twice, and there's more pink stuff on sale these days. 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 22,893rd in the world and 791st in The North Pacific for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 315,105 Standard Monetary Units.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 5thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,047thMost Armed: 2,328thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,350thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,671stMost Devout: 2,717thTop
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 4,312thHighest Economic Output: 4,438thLargest Black Market: 4,710thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,192ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5,328thLowest Crime Rates: 5,907thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,814thLargest Agricultural Sector: 7,218thMost Efficient Economies: 7,235thHighest Average Incomes: 7,344thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,660thHealthiest Citizens: 7,808thMost Patriotic: 8,010thMost Stationary: 8,023rdLongest Average Lifespans: 8,585thMost Developed: 10,005thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,195thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,247thHighest Disposable Incomes: 10,696thMost Influential: 13,772ndMost Subsidized Industry: 14,010thLargest Mining Sector: 14,091stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,625thSmartest Citizens: 14,931stLargest Governments: 15,026thTop
Largest Populations: 16,270thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,466thMost Inclusive: 16,949thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 19,485thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 20,202ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 20,674thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 22,893rdBest Weather: 24,186thHighest Food Quality: 27,428thLargest Welfare Programs: 28,278th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 32nd in the regionMost Armed: 77th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 81st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 88th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 100th in the regionMost Devout: 104th in the regionTop
Largest Black Market: 122nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 135th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 152nd in the regionMost Stationary: 159th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 201st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 248th in the regionLargest Populations: 271st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 272nd in the regionMost Patriotic: 309th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 313th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 314th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 318th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 356th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 372nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 380th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 403rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 437th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 466th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 491st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 518th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 562nd in the regionMost Developed: 568th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 582nd in the regionTop
Largest Governments: 715th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 719th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 786th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 791st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 878th in the regionMost Inclusive: 942nd in the regionBest Weather: 1,023rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,090th in the region

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