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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,931st Most Influential: 14,354th
The Regional Nation of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Democracy is strong, debate robust, and rum plentiful.
Influence
Minnow
Regional Nation
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Some

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The Northern Light

Population8.063 billion

CurrencyPacific Dollar
AnimalMcMasterdonian Lion

The Regional Nation of The Northern Light is a colossal, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its compulsory military service, compulsory vegetarianism, and complete lack of prisons. The hard-working population of 8.063 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 large government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Spirituality. The average income tax rate is 42.6%.

The strong Northern Lightian economy, worth 449 trillion Pacific Dollars 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 Cheese Exports, Basket Weaving, Automobile Manufacturing, and Gambling. 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 55,692 Pacific Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.7 times as much as the poorest.

Vegetarianism is compulsory, citizens select which government department gets their income tax Pacific Dollars each year, surveillance cameras are banned, and young children are regularly seen wagering pocket money at blackjack tables. 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.

The Northern Light is ranked 119,993rd in the world and 6,407th in The North Pacific for Largest Information Technology Sector, scoring 669.39 on the Fann-Boi Productivity Index.

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,931stTop
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Most Influential: 14,354th
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 238th in the regionLargest Populations: 392nd in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 460th in the regionMost Stationary: 522nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 759th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 805th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 805th in the regionMost Average: 842nd in the region

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