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Most Valuable International Artwork: 6thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,095thMost Armed: 2,024th
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The Northern Light

Population14.235 billion

CapitalMagicality City
LeaderThe North Pacific Delegate

CurrencyPacific Dollar
AnimalMcMasterdonian Lion

The Regional Nation of The Northern Light is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by The North Pacific Delegate with an iron fist, and remarkable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, avowedly heterosexual populace, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, cynical, humorless, devout population of 14.235 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 2,799 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 108,493rd in the world and 4,666th in The North Pacific for Most Beautiful Environments, with 541.68 Pounds Of Wildlife Per Square Mile.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 6thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,095thMost Armed: 2,024thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,239thTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,496thMost Devout: 2,610thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,398thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,415thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4,728thHighest Economic Output: 5,304thLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,497thLowest Crime Rates: 5,651stHealthiest Citizens: 6,320thLargest Black Market: 6,418thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,590thMost Efficient Economies: 6,740thHighest Average Incomes: 7,018thHighest Disposable Incomes: 7,687thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,862ndHighest Poor Incomes: 8,356thMost Developed: 9,799thMost Stationary: 9,978thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,166thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,283rdLargest Mining Sector: 11,278thTop
Most Influential: 12,322ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,431stMost Subsidized Industry: 13,814thLargest Governments: 15,080thSmartest Citizens: 15,349thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 16,822ndLargest Populations: 18,295thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 18,627thMost Inclusive: 18,948thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 19,133rdBest Weather: 20,866thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 22,572ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 23,053rd
Most Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 46th in the regionMost Armed: 70th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 90th in the regionTop
Most Devout: 105th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 106th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 159th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 165th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 189th in the regionMost Stationary: 211th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 214th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 229th in the regionLargest Black Market: 284th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 297th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 301st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 315th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 341st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 374th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 374th in the regionLargest Populations: 401st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 429th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 470th in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 478th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 571st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 576th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 578th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 582nd in the regionMost Developed: 592nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 721st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 737th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 752nd in the regionLargest Governments: 757th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 818th in the region

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