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Most Valuable International Artwork: 5thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,114thMost Armed: 2,022nd
The Regional Nation of
Iron Fist Consumerists Champions of Commerce
Democracy is strong, debate robust, and rum plentiful.
Influence
Minnow
Regional Nation
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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The Northern Light

Population13.974 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 iron fist, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, compulsory gun ownership, and suspicion of poets. The compassionate, cynical, humorless, devout population of 13.974 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 54.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Northern Lightian economy, worth a remarkable 2,747 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 frequent. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 196,640 Pacific Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

It's rare to find an unchewed pencil, artists from across the nation compete to renovate the restrooms of old government buildings, only 'organics' are permitted to be citizens, and dealers go from pushing drugs to pushing up daisies. 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 7,656th in the world and 306th in The North Pacific for Highest Disposable Incomes, with 90,454.62 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 5thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,114thMost Armed: 2,022ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,187thTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,426thMost Devout: 2,560thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,377thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,427thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4,693rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,209thHighest Economic Output: 5,342ndLowest Crime Rates: 5,580thHealthiest Citizens: 6,186thLargest Black Market: 6,249thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,517thMost Efficient Economies: 6,564thHighest Average Incomes: 6,938thHighest Disposable Incomes: 7,656thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,659thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,149thMost Developed: 9,685thMost Stationary: 10,075thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,137thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,173rdLargest Mining Sector: 11,210thTop
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Most Influential: 12,164thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,539thMost Subsidized Industry: 13,846thLargest Governments: 14,882ndSmartest Citizens: 15,187thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 16,665thLargest Populations: 18,351stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 18,612thMost Inclusive: 18,708thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 18,835thBest Weather: 19,416thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 22,115thMost Compassionate Citizens: 22,520th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 47th in the regionMost Armed: 70th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 93rd in the regionMost Devout: 101st in the regionTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 110th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 155th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 179th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 194th in the regionMost Stationary: 212th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 216th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 242nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 274th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 290th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 306th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 315th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 327th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 363rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 369th in the regionLargest Populations: 402nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 435th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 456th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 457th in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 574th in the regionMost Developed: 575th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 576th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 577th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 643rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 724th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 734th in the regionLargest Governments: 740th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 752nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 807th in the region

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