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Most Valuable International Artwork: 3rdMost Armed: 2,355thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,359th
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The Northern Light

Population12.299 billion

CapitalMagicality City
LeaderThe North Pacific Delegate

CurrencyPacific Dollar
AnimalMcMasterdonian Lion

The Regional Nation of The Northern Light is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by The North Pacific Delegate with an even hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, compulsory gun ownership, and suspicion of poets. The compassionate, hard-working, humorless, devout population of 12.299 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 medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic 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 69.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Northern Lightian economy, worth a remarkable 2,181 trillion Pacific Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Furniture Restoration. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 177,378 Pacific Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.9 times as much as the poorest.

Ethnic minorities are often refused admission to some of the nation's best schools, Formula One cars in The Northern Light boast 56 miles per gallon, city workers have declared that rolling markets aren't good for business after all, and foreign musicians that The North Pacific Delegate dislikes are turned away at the border. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded 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 99,169th in the world and 6,464th in The North Pacific for Most Income Equality, scoring 35.02 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 3rdMost Armed: 2,355thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,359thTop
Most Devout: 2,776thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,519thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,547thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,663rdLargest Black Market: 5,859thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6,204thLowest Crime Rates: 6,302ndHighest Economic Output: 6,346thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,641stMost Efficient Economies: 6,701stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6,740thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,690thHealthiest Citizens: 8,615thHighest Average Incomes: 8,806thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,292ndLargest Mining Sector: 9,331stMost Subsidized Industry: 10,246thLargest Agricultural Sector: 10,327thMost Stationary: 10,981stTop
Most Influential: 12,338thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,641stLargest Governments: 12,896thLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,182ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,270thSmartest Citizens: 17,531stMost Compassionate Citizens: 18,547thLargest Populations: 18,732ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 20,411thMost Developed: 21,694thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 22,898th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 80th in the regionMost Devout: 113th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 120th in the regionTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 156th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 167th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 190th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 205th in the regionLargest Black Market: 234th in the regionMost Stationary: 244th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 292nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 292nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 300th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 314th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 348th in the regionLargest Populations: 356th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 370th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 431st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 440th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 465th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 475th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 480th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 510th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 534th in the regionLargest Governments: 605th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 675th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 698th in the regionTop
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 775th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 898th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,003rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,036th in the regionMost Developed: 1,087th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,131st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1,298th in the regionMost Inclusive: 1,338th in the regionBest Weather: 1,348th in the region

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