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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,508th Largest Welfare Programs: 1,514th Largest Publishing Industry: 1,542nd
The Holy Empire of
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North Insomnia

Population2.453 billion

LeaderMad Loser


The Holy Empire of North Insomnia is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Mad Loser with an even hand, and renowned for its otherworldly petting zoo, soft-spoken computers, and state-planned economy. The compassionate, cheerful population of 2.453 billion North Insomnians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Headachent. The average income tax rate is 96.8%.

The frighteningly efficient North Insomnian economy, worth 407 trillion piastres a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 166,127 piastres, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government now pays the "Really Awesome Super Heroes" (RASH) to catch evildoers, arms manufacturers and mild-mannered journalists have been outed as superheroes, rugby players that knock each other over always stop to make sure the other fellow is okay, and the blind lead the blind in social welfare. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. North Insomnia's national animal is the dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is ourselves.

North Insomnia is ranked 1,542nd in the world and 41st in The East Pacific for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 28,335.41 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,508thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,514thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,542ndTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,792ndMost Beautiful Environments: 1,810thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,870thNicest Citizens: 1,901stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,937thMost Cultured: 1,969thMost Inclusive: 1,991stMost Advanced Public Education: 2,081stLongest Average Lifespans: 2,101stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,327thMost Developed: 2,338thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,414thMost Pacifist: 2,420thBest Weather: 2,530thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,762ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,811thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,062ndSmartest Citizens: 3,502ndMost Influential: 3,609thLargest Governments: 3,662ndHealthiest Citizens: 4,213thLowest Crime Rates: 4,572ndHighest Poor Incomes: 5,128thSafest: 8,204thTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 9,321stHighest Average Incomes: 9,600thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,794thMost Efficient Economies: 10,276thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,797thMost Secular: 12,799thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,742ndNudest: 14,993rdHighest Drug Use: 15,999th
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 29th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 34th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 41st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 41st in the regionMost Cultured: 43rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 47th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 52nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 54th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 55th in the regionNicest Citizens: 55th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 56th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 61st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 61st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 65th in the regionMost Developed: 65th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 71st in the regionMost Inclusive: 72nd in the regionTop
Best Weather: 81st in the regionMost Pacifist: 84th in the regionLargest Governments: 86th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 91st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 114th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 116th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 140th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 212th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 223rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 239th in the regionSafest: 256th in the regionNudest: 283rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 287th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 291st in the regionMost Influential: 297th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 298th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 320th in the regionTop
Most Secular: 399th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 475th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 505th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 512th in the regionMost Stationary: 586th in the region

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