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Most Valuable International Artwork: 20thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,008thMost Armed: 2,227th
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The Northern Light

Population17.492 billion

CapitalMagicality City
LeaderThe North Pacific Delegate

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 renowned for its smutty television, frequent executions, and zero percent divorce rate. The compassionate, cynical, humorless, devout population of 17.492 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 60.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Northern Lightian economy, worth a remarkable 3,515 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 extensive. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 200,971 Pacific Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

Grocery stores can be audibly identified by the giggling emerging from them, a little pushing and pulling is needed for big ships to pass, guide dogs for the blind have been seen using government websites, and business ambassadors offer bong tokes to foreign leaders. 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 10,227th in the world and 590th in The North Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 90.39 on the Human Development Index.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 20thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,008thMost Armed: 2,227thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,230thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,493rdMost Devout: 2,658thTop
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,339thHighest Economic Output: 4,710thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,946thLargest Black Market: 5,079thLowest Crime Rates: 5,947thMost Patriotic: 5,991stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6,089thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,225thMost Efficient Economies: 7,012thLargest Agricultural Sector: 7,107thHighest Average Incomes: 7,537thHealthiest Citizens: 7,766thMost Stationary: 8,314thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,366thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,002ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,145thMost Developed: 10,227thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,244thHighest Disposable Incomes: 10,432ndLargest Mining Sector: 11,710thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,131stMost Subsidized Industry: 13,011thMost Influential: 13,338thTop
Smartest Citizens: 14,899thLargest Governments: 15,222ndLargest Populations: 16,506thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,766thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 17,830thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 18,641stMost Inclusive: 18,722ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 22,664thBest Weather: 23,814thMost Compassionate Citizens: 25,953rd
Most Valuable International Artwork: 5th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 32nd in the regionMost Armed: 65th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 79th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 82nd in the regionMost Devout: 95th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 95th in the regionTop
Largest Black Market: 135th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 138th in the regionMost Stationary: 168th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 181st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 255th in the regionMost Patriotic: 259th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 279th in the regionLargest Populations: 284th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 284th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 290th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 321st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 325th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 356th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 382nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 391st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 425th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 456th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 505th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 536th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 550th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 565th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 573rd in the regionMost Developed: 590th in the regionTop
Largest Governments: 761st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 792nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 795th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 803rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 957th in the regionMost Inclusive: 1,052nd in the regionBest Weather: 1,142nd in the region

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