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Most Valuable International Artwork: 7thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,137thMost Armed: 2,084th
The Regional Nation of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Democracy is strong, debate robust, and rum plentiful.
Influence
Minnow
Regional Nation
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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The Northern Light

Population14.661 billion

CapitalMagicality City
LeaderThe North Pacific Delegate
FaithFlemingovianism

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 renowned for its daily referendums, public floggings, and suspicion of poets. The compassionate, cynical, humorless, devout population of 14.661 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 2,882 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 218,542nd in the world and 8,191st in The North Pacific for Most Primitive, scoring -337.5 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 7thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,137thMost Armed: 2,084thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,305thTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,575thMost Devout: 2,605thMost Patriotic: 3,942ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,381stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,477thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4,587thHighest Economic Output: 5,256thLowest Crime Rates: 5,675thLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,725thHealthiest Citizens: 6,357thLargest Black Market: 6,507thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,659thMost Efficient Economies: 6,874thHighest Average Incomes: 7,214thHighest Disposable Incomes: 7,747thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,778thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,396thMost Stationary: 9,633rdMost Developed: 9,812thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,159thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,258thLargest Mining Sector: 11,182ndTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,254thMost Influential: 12,333rdMost Subsidized Industry: 13,738thLargest Governments: 14,951stSmartest Citizens: 15,365thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 16,248thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,141stLargest Populations: 18,105thMost Inclusive: 18,714thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 18,768thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 19,262ndBest Weather: 19,500thMost Compassionate Citizens: 22,501st
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 3rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 52nd in the regionMost Armed: 76th in the regionTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 97th in the regionMost Devout: 108th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 112th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 157th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 168th in the regionMost Patriotic: 177th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 189th in the regionMost Stationary: 207th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 221st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 230th in the regionLargest Black Market: 287th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 304th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 311th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 326th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 351st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 387th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 391st in the regionLargest Populations: 404th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 441st in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 470th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 476th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 576th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 583rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 584th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 590th in the regionMost Developed: 594th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 733rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 749th in the regionLargest Governments: 764th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 771st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 840th in the region

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