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Most Influential: 450thMost Rebellious Youth: 537thMost Cheerful Citizens: 631st
The Most Serene Republic of
Left-Leaning College State Paradise
Here we are.
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North Southumberland

Population16.972 billion

CapitalNorth Southumberland City
LeaderRulerman The Wise

CurrencyFloogle
AnimalWombat

The Most Serene Republic of North Southumberland is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Rulerman The Wise with an even hand, and remarkable for its national health service, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and anti-smoking policies. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 16.972 billion North Southers enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of North Southumberland City. The average income tax rate is 98.9%.

The frighteningly efficient North Southish economy, worth a remarkable 3,913 trillion Floogles a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 230,607 Floogles, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Abortions are routinely performed in the nation's hospitals, citizens are allowed to rise or fall based on their own merits, retirement homes are filled with foreign war criminals, and police escort anti-abortion activists to free speech cages if they try to express their views. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. North Southumberland's national animal is the Wombat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

North Southumberland is ranked 131,848th in the world and 1,357th in 10000 Islands for Most Extreme, scoring 14.48 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Most Influential: 450thMost Rebellious Youth: 537thMost Cheerful Citizens: 631stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 681stMost Advanced Public Transport: 776thBest Weather: 851stMost Developed: 914thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 944thMost Cultured: 1,064thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,066thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,097thSafest: 1,120thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,140thLargest Governments: 1,234thHealthiest Citizens: 1,254thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,323rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,437thLowest Crime Rates: 1,738thMost Pacifist: 2,078thTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 2,101stMost Inclusive: 2,120thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,207thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,306thMost Devout: 2,405thSmartest Citizens: 2,602ndHighest Economic Output: 2,725thNicest Citizens: 2,741stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,868thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,887thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,662ndHighest Average Incomes: 4,266thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,373rdMost Subsidized Industry: 5,373rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,663rdMost Efficient Economies: 5,857thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,773rdMost Stationary: 6,876thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,821stLargest Populations: 9,334thTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 15,893rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 18,010th
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 12th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 16th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 16th in the regionBest Weather: 17th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 18th in the regionMost Developed: 20th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 21st in the regionTop
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Largest Governments: 22nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 22nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 23rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 23rd in the regionSafest: 23rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 24th in the regionMost Cultured: 25th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 26th in the regionMost Devout: 26th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 29th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 32nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 35th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 36th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 43rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 45th in the regionMost Pacifist: 45th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 50th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 52nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 53rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 53rd in the regionMost Influential: 54th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 56th in the regionMost Stationary: 64th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 66th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 72nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 77th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 84th in the regionLargest Populations: 89th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 106th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 107th in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 116th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 124th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 159th in the regionRudest Citizens: 196th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in North Southumberland, police escort anti-abortion activists to free speech cages if they try to express their views.
  • : North Southumberland was reclassified from "Civil Rights Lovefest" to "Left-Leaning College State".
  • : Following new legislation in North Southumberland, retirement homes are filled with foreign war criminals.
  • : Following new legislation in North Southumberland, citizens are allowed to rise or fall based on their own merits.
  • : Following new legislation in North Southumberland, abortions are routinely performed in the nation's hospitals.
  • : Following new legislation in North Southumberland, dictionary sales have hit an all-time high.
  • : North Southumberland voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Military Identification Tag Act"".
  • : Following new legislation in North Southumberland, bemused citizens are encouraged to sing foreign-language hymns of religions they have never heard of.
  • : Following new legislation in North Southumberland, drunk drivers are sent to rehabilitation paid for by the government.
  • : Following new legislation in North Southumberland, violently opinionated speakers can be heard preaching their hateful views on every street corner.

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