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Most Valuable International Artwork: 20thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,014thMost Armed: 2,221st
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The Northern Light

Population17.485 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 public floggings, compulsory gun ownership, and suspicion of poets. The compassionate, cynical, humorless, devout population of 17.485 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 3,513 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 4,717th in the world and 138th in The North Pacific for Highest Economic Output, with 3,513 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 20thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,014thMost Armed: 2,221stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,234thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,492ndMost Devout: 2,666thTop
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,346thHighest Economic Output: 4,717thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,946thLargest Black Market: 5,086thLowest Crime Rates: 5,948thMost Patriotic: 5,998thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6,089thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,226thMost Efficient Economies: 7,012thLargest Agricultural Sector: 7,121stHighest Average Incomes: 7,550thHealthiest Citizens: 7,766thMost Stationary: 8,315thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,365thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,001stLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,142ndMost Developed: 10,233rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,259thHighest Disposable Incomes: 10,444thLargest Mining Sector: 11,716thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,138thMost Subsidized Industry: 13,025thMost Influential: 13,326thTop
Smartest Citizens: 14,895thLargest Governments: 15,229thLargest Populations: 16,513thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,784thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 17,846thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 18,647thMost Inclusive: 18,729thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 22,700thBest Weather: 23,834thMost Compassionate Citizens: 25,968th
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: 254th in the regionMost Patriotic: 257th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 275th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 281st in the regionLargest Populations: 284th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 289th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 319th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 325th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 355th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 381st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 390th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 423rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 452nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 503rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 534th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 547th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 564th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 571st in the regionMost Developed: 588th in the regionTop
Largest Governments: 758th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 788th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 798th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 805th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 957th in the regionMost Inclusive: 1,052nd in the regionBest Weather: 1,145th in the region

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