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Most Valuable International Artwork: 4thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,111thMost Armed: 2,029th
The Regional Nation of
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The Northern Light

Population14.021 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 multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, free-roaming dinosaurs, and suspicion of poets. The compassionate, cynical, humorless, devout population of 14.021 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 2,757 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 188,073rd in the world and 7,650th in The North Pacific for Most Politically Free, scoring 30.1 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 4thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,111thMost Armed: 2,029thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,200thTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,441stMost Devout: 2,559thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,348thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,411thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4,786thLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,282ndHighest Economic Output: 5,344thLowest Crime Rates: 5,592ndHealthiest Citizens: 6,210thLargest Black Market: 6,244thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,496thMost Efficient Economies: 6,596thHighest Average Incomes: 7,006thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,668thHighest Disposable Incomes: 7,730thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,162ndMost Developed: 9,692ndMost Stationary: 10,046thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,122ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,165thLargest Mining Sector: 11,162ndTop
Most Influential: 12,150thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,362ndMost Subsidized Industry: 13,630thLargest Governments: 14,881stSmartest Citizens: 15,197thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 16,737thLargest Populations: 18,301stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 18,716thMost Inclusive: 18,741stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 18,997thBest Weather: 19,322ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 22,015thMost Compassionate Citizens: 22,574th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 48th in the regionMost Armed: 71st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 93rd in the regionTop
Most Devout: 103rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 107th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 154th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 177th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 190th in the regionMost Stationary: 212th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 217th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 241st in the regionLargest Black Market: 277th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 291st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 312th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 313th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 330th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 364th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 370th in the regionLargest Populations: 402nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 440th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 455th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 458th in the regionTop
Most Developed: 569th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 574th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 577th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 578th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 633rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 725th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 733rd in the regionLargest Governments: 743rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 767th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 810th in the region

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