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Most Valuable International Artwork: 3rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,627thMost Devout: 2,882nd
The Regional Nation of
Moralistic Democracy Ordinary Decent Hardworking People
Democracy is strong, debate robust, and rum plentiful.
Influence
Minnow
Regional Nation
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Some

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The Northern Light

Population12.363 billion

CapitalMagicality City
LeaderThe North Pacific Delegate
FaithFlemingovianism

CurrencyPacific Dollar
AnimalMcMasterdonian Lion

The Regional Nation of The Northern Light is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by The North Pacific Delegate with an even hand, and notable for its compulsory military service, ritual sacrifices, and smutty television. The compassionate, humorless, devout population of 12.363 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 71.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Northern Lightian economy, worth a remarkable 2,153 trillion Pacific Dollars a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Furniture Restoration. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 174,228 Pacific Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

It takes months to get the proper permits for a child's first tricycle, people are careful to avoid hyperbolising that they'd "rather die" than support The North Pacific Delegate, every new building project has to undergo a five-year environmental impact study before it can go ahead, and citizens are strongly encouraged to breathe less so as to limit the carbon footprint. 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 2,882nd in the world and 120th in The North Pacific for Most Devout, with 5,009.98 Prayers Per Hour.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 3rdTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,627thMost Devout: 2,882ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,754thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,853rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,860thLowest Crime Rates: 5,770thHighest Economic Output: 6,564thMost Efficient Economies: 7,022ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,403rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7,452ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7,624thHealthiest Citizens: 7,639thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,813thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,851stLargest Black Market: 8,111thHighest Average Incomes: 9,177thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,797thMost Stationary: 10,954thTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 11,573rdLargest Governments: 12,163rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 12,304thMost Influential: 12,571stMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,323rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,555thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13,724thSmartest Citizens: 17,239thBest Weather: 17,499thMost Compassionate Citizens: 17,749thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,797thLargest Populations: 18,861stMost Developed: 21,382nd
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 120th in the regionTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 132nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 165th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 170th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 175th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 186th in the regionMost Stationary: 241st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 272nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 293rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 298th in the regionLargest Black Market: 305th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 354th in the regionLargest Populations: 356th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 375th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 398th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 421st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 442nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 445th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 455th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 494th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 549th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 550th in the regionLargest Governments: 568th in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 696th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 711th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 766th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 877th in the regionBest Weather: 883rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 901st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 958th in the regionMost Developed: 1,062nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1,198th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,231st in the region

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