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Most Valuable International Artwork: 3rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,512thMost Devout: 2,176th
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The Northern Light

Population12.794 billion

CapitalMagicality City
LeaderThe North Pacific Delegate

CurrencyPacific Dollar
AnimalMcMasterdonian Lion

The Regional Nation of The Northern Light is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by The North Pacific Delegate with an even hand, and renowned for its frequent executions, free-roaming dinosaurs, and suspicion of poets. The compassionate, hard-working, humorless, devout population of 12.794 billion TNPers are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

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. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 30.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Northern Lightian economy, worth a remarkable 2,205 trillion Pacific Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Furniture Restoration, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 172,397 Pacific Dollars, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 671,848 per year while the poor average 30,210, a ratio of 22.2 to 1.

TNPers incessantly needle their doctors for relief, the nation's police officers are famously miserable-looking, the men in trenchcoats hanging around playgrounds are actually police officers, and the government mails weekly updates on the new anti-junk mail laws to every citizen. 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, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Flemingovianism.

The Northern Light is ranked 199,733rd in the world and 8,839th in The North Pacific for Highest Crime Rates, with 1.7 Crimes Per Hour.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 3rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,512thTop
Most Devout: 2,176thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,444thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,484thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,620thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,769thLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,186thHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,385thLargest Black Market: 5,933rdHighest Economic Output: 6,567thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7,146thHealthiest Citizens: 7,372ndMost Corrupt Governments: 7,457thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7,535thLowest Crime Rates: 8,528thHighest Average Incomes: 9,388thLargest Mining Sector: 9,838thTop
Most Stationary: 10,716thMost Efficient Economies: 12,172ndMost Influential: 12,861stMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,075thLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,420thMost Compassionate Citizens: 13,558thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15,606thBest Weather: 16,641stSmartest Citizens: 17,644thLargest Populations: 18,924th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 80th in the regionMost Devout: 89th in the regionTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 113th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 116th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 123rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 153rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 161st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 173rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 194th in the regionMost Stationary: 232nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 241st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 283rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 346th in the regionLargest Populations: 349th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 370th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 380th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 418th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 419th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 455th in the regionTop
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 487th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 526th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 614th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 641st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 713th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 739th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 767th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 902nd in the regionBest Weather: 902nd in the region

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