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Most Valuable International Artwork: 4thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,112thMost Armed: 2,033rd
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The Northern Light

Population14.032 billion

CapitalMagicality City
LeaderThe North Pacific Delegate

CurrencyPacific Dollar
AnimalMcMasterdonian Lion

The Regional Nation of The Northern Light is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by The North Pacific Delegate with an iron fist, and notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, frequent executions, and avowedly heterosexual populace. The compassionate, cynical, humorless, devout population of 14.032 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 2,759 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 22,038th in the world and 1,195th in The North Pacific for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with 1,333.59 Tourists Per Hour.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 4thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,112thMost Armed: 2,033rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,211thTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,469thMost Devout: 2,576thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,390thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,418thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4,820thLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,315thHighest Economic Output: 5,345thLowest Crime Rates: 5,615thHealthiest Citizens: 6,220thLargest Black Market: 6,298thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,584thMost Efficient Economies: 6,605thHighest Average Incomes: 7,044thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,691stHighest Disposable Incomes: 7,730thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,202ndMost Developed: 9,711thMost Stationary: 10,043rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,135thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,184thLargest Mining Sector: 11,259thTop
Most Influential: 12,187thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,427thMost Subsidized Industry: 13,697thLargest Governments: 14,927thSmartest Citizens: 15,221stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 16,848thLargest Populations: 18,300thMost Inclusive: 18,797thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 18,860thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 19,081stBest Weather: 19,370thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 22,038thMost Compassionate Citizens: 22,649th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 47th in the regionMost Armed: 72nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 94th in the regionTop
Most Devout: 104th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 108th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 155th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 180th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 189th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 212th in the regionMost Stationary: 212th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 233rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 279th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 294th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 308th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 311th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 330th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 362nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 370th in the regionLargest Populations: 400th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 435th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 461st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 463rd in the regionTop
Most Developed: 570th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 572nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 573rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 578th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 632nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 721st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 733rd in the regionLargest Governments: 746th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 771st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 811th in the region

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