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Most Valuable International Artwork: 4thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,092ndMost Armed: 2,003rd
The Regional Nation of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
Democracy is strong, debate robust, and rum plentiful.
Influence
Minnow
Regional Nation
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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The Northern Light

Population13.775 billion

CapitalMagicality City
LeaderThe North Pacific Delegate
FaithFlemingovianism

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 parental licensing program, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and ritual sacrifices. The compassionate, cynical, humorless, devout population of 13.775 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 2,708 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 53,326th in the world and 2,481st in The North Pacific for Most Eco-Friendly Governments, scoring 1,183.07 on the Dolphin Recycling Awareness Index.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 4thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,092ndMost Armed: 2,003rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,149thTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,378thMost Devout: 2,551stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,263rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,492ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4,576thLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,123rdHighest Economic Output: 5,348thLowest Crime Rates: 5,485thHealthiest Citizens: 6,095thLargest Black Market: 6,115thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,417thMost Efficient Economies: 6,481stHighest Average Incomes: 6,819thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,571stHighest Disposable Incomes: 7,628thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,238thMost Developed: 9,608thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,068thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,099thMost Stationary: 10,151stLargest Mining Sector: 11,380thTop
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Most Influential: 12,156thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,995thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,149thLargest Governments: 14,749thSmartest Citizens: 14,962ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 15,998thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 17,781stLargest Populations: 18,350thMost Inclusive: 18,657thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 19,048thBest Weather: 19,371stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 22,123rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 22,164th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 46th in the regionMost Armed: 66th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 92nd in the regionTop
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Most Devout: 98th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 109th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 151st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 165th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 179th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 198th in the regionMost Stationary: 212th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 216th in the regionLargest Black Market: 267th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 283rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 286th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 311th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 324th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 356th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 360th in the regionLargest Populations: 400th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 403rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 456th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 459th in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 559th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 563rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 568th in the regionMost Developed: 574th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 583rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 645th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 701st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 701st in the regionLargest Governments: 742nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 783rd in the region

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