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Most Valuable International Artwork: 6thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,095thMost Armed: 2,025th
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The Northern Light

Population14.242 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 iron fist, and notable for its parental licensing program, enslaved workforce, and zero percent divorce rate. The compassionate, cynical, humorless, devout population of 14.242 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 2,800 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 11,298th in the world and 428th in The North Pacific for Largest Mining Sector, scoring 8,763.51 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 6thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,095thMost Armed: 2,025thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,241stTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,496thMost Devout: 2,608thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,399thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,414thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4,740thHighest Economic Output: 5,300thLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,512thLowest Crime Rates: 5,645thHealthiest Citizens: 6,315thLargest Black Market: 6,423rdMost Corrupt Governments: 6,595thMost Efficient Economies: 6,746thHighest Average Incomes: 7,028thHighest Disposable Incomes: 7,694thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,859thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,352ndMost Developed: 9,793rdMost Stationary: 9,976thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,166thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,279thLargest Mining Sector: 11,298thTop
Most Influential: 12,327thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,421stMost Subsidized Industry: 13,804thLargest Governments: 15,074thSmartest Citizens: 15,339thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 16,804thLargest Populations: 18,298thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 18,663rdMost Inclusive: 18,922ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 19,112thBest Weather: 20,839thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 22,546thMost Compassionate Citizens: 23,019th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 46th in the regionMost Armed: 71st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 90th in the regionTop
Most Devout: 104th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 106th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 159th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 165th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 188th in the regionMost Stationary: 211th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 215th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 229th in the regionLargest Black Market: 284th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 298th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 302nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 315th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 342nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 374th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 375th in the regionLargest Populations: 401st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 428th in the regionTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 471st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 479th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 574th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 577th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 579th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 580th in the regionMost Developed: 592nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 719th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 737th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 752nd in the regionLargest Governments: 760th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 821st in the region

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