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Most Valuable International Artwork: 19thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,000thMost Armed: 2,226th
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The Northern Light

Population17.427 billion

CapitalMagicality City
LeaderThe North Pacific Delegate

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 public floggings, daily referendums, and compulsory gun ownership. The compassionate, cynical, humorless, devout population of 17.427 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 60.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Northern Lightian economy, worth a remarkable 3,502 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 extensive. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 200,971 Pacific Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

Grocery stores can be audibly identified by the giggling emerging from them, a little pushing and pulling is needed for big ships to pass, guide dogs for the blind have been seen using government websites, and business ambassadors offer bong tokes to foreign leaders. 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 275,014th in the world and 12,278th in The North Pacific for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring -13.08 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 19thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,000thMost Armed: 2,226thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,249thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,495thMost Devout: 2,625thTop
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,326thHighest Economic Output: 4,735thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,907thLargest Black Market: 5,063rdMost Patriotic: 5,973rdLowest Crime Rates: 5,975thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6,091stMost Corrupt Governments: 6,212thMost Efficient Economies: 7,022ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 7,142ndHighest Average Incomes: 7,546thHealthiest Citizens: 7,770thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,342ndMost Stationary: 8,346thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,963rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,141stMost Developed: 10,199thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,244thHighest Disposable Incomes: 10,417thLargest Mining Sector: 11,685thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,104thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,985thMost Influential: 13,288thTop
Smartest Citizens: 14,954thLargest Governments: 15,161stLargest Populations: 16,510thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,773rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 17,882ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 18,552ndMost Inclusive: 18,688thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 22,716thBest Weather: 23,881stMost Compassionate Citizens: 25,979th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 5th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 32nd in the regionMost Armed: 68th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 84th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 84th in the regionMost Devout: 95th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 97th in the regionTop
Largest Black Market: 139th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 143rd in the regionMost Stationary: 169th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 185th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 253rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 259th in the regionMost Patriotic: 260th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 274th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 284th in the regionLargest Populations: 285th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 318th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 325th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 360th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 384th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 394th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 417th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 460th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 510th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 536th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 552nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 565th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 573rd in the regionMost Developed: 596th in the regionTop
Largest Governments: 757th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 766th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 797th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 823rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 963rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 1,048th in the regionBest Weather: 1,139th in the region

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