by Max Barry

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 3rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,541stMost Devout: 2,882nd
The Regional Nation of
Moralistic Democracy
Democracy is strong, debate robust, and rum plentiful.
Regional Nation
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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The Northern Light

Population12.356 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 even hand, and remarkable for its disturbing lack of elderly people, keen interest in outer space, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, humorless, devout population of 12.356 billion TNPers are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic 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 71.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Northern Lightian economy, worth a remarkable 2,152 trillion Pacific Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Furniture Restoration. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 174,175 Pacific Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

All-natural foods are becoming a major fad, lawyers turn down litigation cases and corporate work in order to focus on lucrative public defence work, obstetricians are not allowed to publish ultrasound pictures of fetuses in medical journals, and it takes months to get the proper permits for a child's first tricycle. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Northern Light's national animal is the McMasterdonian Lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Flemingovianism.

The Northern Light is ranked 50,146th in the world and 2,926th in The North Pacific for Most Authoritarian, with 1,072.62 milliStalins.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 3rdTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,541stMost Devout: 2,882ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,701stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,745thLowest Crime Rates: 5,881stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6,007thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6,140thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6,459thHighest Economic Output: 6,568thMost Efficient Economies: 6,698thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,503rdLargest Black Market: 7,687thHealthiest Citizens: 7,756thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,868thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,721stHighest Average Incomes: 9,203rdLargest Mining Sector: 9,925thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,336thMost Stationary: 10,962ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 11,234thTop
Largest Governments: 12,350thMost Influential: 12,537thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,322ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,405thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13,659thSmartest Citizens: 17,359thMost Compassionate Citizens: 17,761stLargest Populations: 18,874thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 19,645thMost Developed: 21,452nd
Most Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 122nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 127th in the regionTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 165th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 175th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 188th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 225th in the regionMost Stationary: 242nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 279th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 279th in the regionLargest Black Market: 284th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 297th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 353rd in the regionLargest Populations: 358th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 360th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 362nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 398th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 427th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 442nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 443rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 493rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 496th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 531st in the regionLargest Governments: 571st in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 698th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 702nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 758th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 888th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 966th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 999th in the regionMost Developed: 1,064th in the regionBest Weather: 1,189th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1,211th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,221st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1,268th in the region

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