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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 7,173rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 8,698thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 13,720th
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The Northernlands

Population219 million

CurrencyNorthlandic Dollar
AnimalBarn Owl

The Republic of The Northernlands is a huge, safe nation, remarkable for its prohibition of alcohol, irreverence towards religion, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 219 million Northlanders are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 24.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The Northlandic economy, worth 14.8 trillion Northlandic Dollars a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Automobile Manufacturing, Basket Weaving, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 67,365 Northlandic Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government funds large training centres to turn Barn Owls into functioning members of society, 75% of the words in government-funded "Super Fun Maths Games" are probably inaccurate, the government pours millions of Northlandic Dollars into rehabilitation programs annually, and the most common answers to where babies come from are "uh... ask your mother" and "um... ask your father". Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Northernlands's national animal is the Barn Owl, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

The Northernlands is ranked 145,393rd in the world and 6,803rd in The East Pacific for Most Extreme, scoring 12.78 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 7,173rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 8,698thTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 13,720thMost Rebellious Youth: 17,244thMost Influential: 18,687th
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 207th in the regionTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 478th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 582nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 682nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 711th in the regionMost Inclusive: 850th in the regionMost Influential: 862nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Northernlands, the most common answers to where babies come from are "uh... ask your mother" and "um... ask your father".
  • : Following new legislation in The Northernlands, the government pours millions of Northlandic Dollars into rehabilitation programs annually.
  • : Following new legislation in The Northernlands, 75% of the words in government-funded "Super Fun Maths Games" are probably inaccurate.
  • : Following new legislation in The Northernlands, the government funds large training centres to turn Barn Owls into functioning members of society.
  • : Following new legislation in The Northernlands, fancy dress parties are raided by military police for new recruits.
  • : The Northernlands voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Military Identification Tag Act"".
  • : The Northernlands was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Rebellious Youth.
  • : Following new legislation in The Northernlands, advert breaks are played at lower volumes to make them easier to ignore.
  • : Following new legislation in The Northernlands, postmen have been arrested in job lots for selling junk mail as home insulation.
  • : Following new legislation in The Northernlands, election ballot papers are so long that unused ones are recycled as toilet roll.

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