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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 7,492nd Most Influential: 13,287th Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,747th
The Regional Nation of
Father Knows Best State
Democracy is strong, debate robust, and rum plentiful.
Influence
Minnow
Regional Nation
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
Few

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The Northern Light

Population9.372 billion

CapitalMagicality City
LeaderThe North Pacific Delegate
FaithFlemingovianism

CurrencyPacific Dollar
AnimalMcMasterdonian Lion

The Regional Nation of The Northern Light is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by The North Pacific Delegate with an iron fist, and notable for its compulsory military service, keen interest in outer space, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 9.372 billion TNPers are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Magicality City. The average income tax rate is 59.6%.

The Northern Lightian economy, worth 599 trillion Pacific Dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is led by the Trout Farming industry, with major contributions from Automobile Manufacturing, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is 63,990 Pacific Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.4 times as much as the poorest.

Politicians have literally dirty hands from their extracurricular activities, travellers are often forcibly evicted by torch-bearing mobs, the police strictly enforce off-limit zones for tourists, and liberals and conservatives try to disqualify each other's candidates on the grounds that "their ideas would never work in the real world". 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 128,875th in the world and 6,690th in The North Pacific for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring -4.64 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 7,492ndTop
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Most Influential: 13,287thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,747thLargest Welfare Programs: 15,959th
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 340th in the regionMost Stationary: 381st in the regionLargest Populations: 407th in the regionTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 538th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 699th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 701st in the region

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