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Most Valuable International Artwork: 10thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,785thMost Armed: 2,704th
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
Rare

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The Northern Light

Population20.99 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 renowned for its smutty television, keen interest in outer space, and compulsory gun ownership. The compassionate, cynical, humorless, devout population of 20.99 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 4,350 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 27,711th in the world and 1,044th in The North Pacific for Best Weather, with 146 meters of sunlight.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 10thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,785thMost Armed: 2,704thTop
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Most Devout: 3,913thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,015thHighest Economic Output: 4,231stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,863rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5,499thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6,265thLargest Black Market: 6,705thLowest Crime Rates: 6,792ndMost Stationary: 7,166thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8,165thHealthiest Citizens: 8,639thHighest Average Incomes: 9,334thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,350thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,404thMost Efficient Economies: 9,932ndMost Corrupt Governments: 10,237thMost Developed: 10,443rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 10,470thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,640thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,274thHighest Disposable Incomes: 11,283rdMost Influential: 13,477thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 15,202ndMost Patriotic: 15,333rdLargest Populations: 15,440thMost Inclusive: 16,727thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,613thLargest Mining Sector: 18,589thLargest Governments: 18,963rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 20,379thMost Subsidized Industry: 20,565thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 21,404thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 21,543rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 26,065thHighest Food Quality: 26,819thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 27,138thBest Weather: 27,711th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 39th in the regionTop
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Most Armed: 68th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 94th in the regionMost Devout: 103rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 109th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 111th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 124th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 134th in the regionMost Stationary: 134th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 141st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 173rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 199th in the regionLargest Populations: 260th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 283rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 298th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 308th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 318th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 318th in the regionTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 341st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 403rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 419th in the regionMost Patriotic: 432nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 475th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 475th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 489th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 501st in the regionMost Developed: 528th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 548th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 570th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 585th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 616th in the region

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