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Most Valuable International Artwork: 7thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,097thMost Armed: 2,028th
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

Population14.254 billion

CapitalMagicality City
LeaderThe North Pacific Delegate
FaithFlemingovianism

CurrencyPacific Dollar
AnimalMcMasterdonian Lion

The Regional Nation of The Northern Light is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by The North Pacific Delegate with an iron fist, and remarkable for its ritual sacrifices, frequent executions, and avowedly heterosexual populace. The compassionate, cynical, humorless, devout population of 14.254 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 2,802 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 20,891st in the world and 1,151st in The North Pacific for Best Weather, with 152 Meters Of Sunlight.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 7thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,097thMost Armed: 2,028thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,243rdTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,502ndMost Devout: 2,613thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,393rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,427thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4,753rdHighest Economic Output: 5,305thLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,521stLowest Crime Rates: 5,658thHealthiest Citizens: 6,334thLargest Black Market: 6,425thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,597thMost Efficient Economies: 6,750thHighest Average Incomes: 7,041stHighest Disposable Incomes: 7,686thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,873rdHighest Poor Incomes: 8,376thMost Developed: 9,830thMost Stationary: 9,975thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,179thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,289thLargest Mining Sector: 11,325thTop
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Most Influential: 12,320thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,459thMost Subsidized Industry: 13,822ndLargest Governments: 15,116thSmartest Citizens: 15,375thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 16,875thLargest Populations: 18,304thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 18,707thMost Inclusive: 18,979thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 19,182ndBest Weather: 20,891stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 22,584thMost Compassionate Citizens: 23,091st
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 3rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 47th in the regionMost Armed: 72nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 93rd in the regionTop
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Most Devout: 104th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 108th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 160th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 165th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 188th in the regionMost Stationary: 209th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 217th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 225th in the regionLargest Black Market: 284th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 299th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 307th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 316th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 344th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 376th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 377th in the regionLargest Populations: 403rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 429th in the regionTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 476th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 481st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 577th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 577th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 581st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 586th in the regionMost Developed: 597th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 720th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 739th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 755th in the regionLargest Governments: 764th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 820th in the region

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