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Most Compassionate Citizens: 720thMost Valuable International Artwork: 728thLargest Publishing Industry: 728th
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North Insomnia

Population4.079 billion

LeaderMad Loser


The Holy Empire of North Insomnia is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Mad Loser with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, smutty television, and daily referendums. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 4.079 billion North Insomnians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Headachent. The average income tax rate is 96.5%.

The frighteningly efficient North Insomnian economy, worth 733 trillion piastres a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 179,943 piastres, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Excessive wheelchair ramps on government buildings have been compared to theme park attractions, tax evaders are regularly visited by agents of the North Insomnia Blood Tithe, politicians bribe ten-year-old geniuses to sit their aptitude tests, and drive-by spoilers are an increasingly common crime. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. North Insomnia's national animal is the dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is ourselves.

North Insomnia is ranked 203,789th in the world and 8,291st in The East Pacific for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -26.1 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

Most Compassionate Citizens: 720thMost Valuable International Artwork: 728thLargest Publishing Industry: 728thNicest Citizens: 759thMost Cultured: 909thMost Inclusive: 918thMost Beautiful Environments: 997thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,137thMost Pacifist: 1,260thBest Weather: 1,354thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,506thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,553rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,598thMost Developed: 1,764thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,855thTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 2,166thSmartest Citizens: 2,433rdLongest Average Lifespans: 2,681stHighest Poor Incomes: 2,841stMost Advanced Public Education: 2,896thHealthiest Citizens: 2,903rdMost Influential: 2,941stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,153rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,377thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,533rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,689thLargest Governments: 3,699thSafest: 4,477thLowest Crime Rates: 5,053rdMost Secular: 7,604thHighest Average Incomes: 8,407thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,833rdTop
Most Efficient Economies: 10,603rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,239thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,852ndMost Subsidized Industry: 14,114thMost Income Equality: 17,822nd
Most Valuable International Artwork: 19th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 19th in the regionNicest Citizens: 20th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 20th in the regionMost Cultured: 23rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 30th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 30th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 31st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 31st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 36th in the regionBest Weather: 43rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 44th in the regionMost Pacifist: 44th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 45th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 52nd in the regionMost Developed: 52nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 68th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 69th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 78th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 81st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 82nd in the regionTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 85th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 87th in the regionLargest Governments: 96th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 116th in the regionSafest: 133rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 134th in the regionMost Influential: 187th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 192nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 218th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 235th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 270th in the regionMost Secular: 275th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 303rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 337th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 363rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 381st in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 443rd in the regionNudest: 503rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 606th in the regionLargest Populations: 720th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 769th in the region

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