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Most Valuable International Artwork: 9thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,583rdMost Armed: 2,369th
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The Northern Light

Population19.983 billion

CapitalMagicality City
LeaderThe North Pacific Delegate

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 renowned for its parental licensing program, public floggings, and daily referendums. The compassionate, cynical, humorless, devout population of 19.983 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, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Industry, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Magicality City. The average income tax rate is 61.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Northern Lightian economy, worth a remarkable 4,141 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 rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 207,243 Pacific Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Access to the woods is only granted to those who bring a small shrubbery, soldiers who shoot themselves in the foot are regarded as heroes, only lightning has a chance of striking The North Pacific Delegate twice, and there's more pink stuff on sale these days. 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 10,674th in the world and 502nd in The North Pacific for Largest Information Technology Sector, scoring 29,083.33 on the Fann-Boi Productivity Index.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 9thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,583rdMost Armed: 2,369thTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 3,169thMost Devout: 3,297thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,742ndHighest Economic Output: 4,313thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4,730thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5,875thLargest Black Market: 6,340thLowest Crime Rates: 6,513thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6,996thMost Stationary: 7,395thMost Efficient Economies: 8,305thHealthiest Citizens: 8,350thHighest Average Incomes: 8,503rdHighest Poor Incomes: 8,694thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,732ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 8,855thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,091stMost Developed: 10,305thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,410thHighest Disposable Incomes: 10,462ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,674thMost Patriotic: 12,708thMost Influential: 13,388thTop
Smartest Citizens: 15,078thLargest Populations: 15,663rdLargest Mining Sector: 16,700thLargest Governments: 16,838thMost Inclusive: 16,846thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,242ndMost Subsidized Industry: 18,531stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 19,487thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 20,240thMost Compassionate Citizens: 20,275thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 23,891stBest Weather: 24,651stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 25,620thHighest Food Quality: 26,827th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 42nd in the regionTop
Most Armed: 73rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 91st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 102nd in the regionMost Devout: 106th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 115th in the regionLargest Black Market: 118th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 137th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 141st in the regionMost Stationary: 142nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 173rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 208th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 289th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 307th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 311th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 322nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 333rd in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 358th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 358th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 409th in the regionMost Patriotic: 440th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 441st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 502nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 523rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 523rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 525th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 525th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 528th in the regionMost Developed: 571st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 676th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 692nd in the region

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