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The Excellence of North Happy Land

“Where your civil rights are served with a smile”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
Economy:
Very Strong
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: The North Pacific

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North Happy Land

Population3.935 billion

CapitalNew Happy City

CurrencyHappy Dollar
AnimalClownfish

The Excellence of North Happy Land is a massive, efficient nation, renowned for its avowedly heterosexual populace, zero percent divorce rate, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 3.935 billion Happy Citizens 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 enormous, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Spirituality. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Happy City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 82.7%.

The very strong North Happy Landian economy, worth 461 trillion Happy Dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, Furniture Restoration, and Woodchip Exports. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 117,388 Happy Dollars, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 386,862 per year while the poor average 26,670, a ratio of 14.5 to 1.

Many say faith is a crutch for those who can't move forward, former stunt pilots are unable to pass the licence test to fly a drone, the diplomatic corps stinks, and flatulent people are left to die of cancer at the end of hospital waiting lists. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. North Happy Land's national animal is the Clownfish, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways.

North Happy Land is ranked 148,032nd in the world and 7,229th in The North Pacific for Healthiest Citizens, with 0.45 Bananas Ingested Per Day.

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Most Ignorant Citizens: 680thMost Primitive: 1,355thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,556thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,858thMost Devout: 2,458thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,744thLargest Black Market: 3,240thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,749thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,615thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,779thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,175thMost Influential: 5,265thMost Avoided: 5,573rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,713thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,791stLargest Mining Sector: 6,139thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,139thTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 10,500thMost Conservative: 10,609thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,161stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,558thMost Authoritarian: 13,024thLargest Governments: 13,930th
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 24th in the regionMost Primitive: 56th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 58th in the regionTop
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Most Devout: 100th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 102nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 105th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 121st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 168th in the regionMost Avoided: 188th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 196th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 199th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 206th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 215th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 222nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 294th in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 398th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 518th in the regionMost Conservative: 586th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 626th in the regionLargest Governments: 695th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 727th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 108 » Yaorozu, Alunya, Notyoutopia, The Rhein States, Shin-Hachioji, Kuveria, El Fiji Grande, Territorio di Nessuno, Haor Chall, Spartoptia, Great Bights Mum, Black Templares, Tsardom of Leonlandia, Trillius, Egalico, Corfad, Napnomadia, Sheldanada, North Bratislava, Dar es Saalam, Ethnon, General COE, Steampunk Ariel, Siwale, Ikea Rike, Lomjia, Shibutani, Omnistria, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Niradans, Sinelona, Tappan Hills, Shadowrik, Dreadton, Jasminlandia, Kasazzastan, Frances Francis the First of France, Kwaj, Acrabinnia, Sil Dorsett, Wineclaw, Torakuen, New Pruessen, Pallaith, Sunto, Sundred, Koda-Land, Holy Oranz, Q w e r t y, Federation Terra Australis, and 58 others.PlanetPunk, Ibiscaton, Free Azzaca, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Municipality of Baria and Vungtau, New Bremerton, Castle Federation, 1 very fast endotarter, Noahs Second Country, Saturns Edge, Former English Colony, Apetopia, Selfgradatude, Votak Matim, Ejhsa, Test for a new hope, Empy, Fayyayid, Analomink, Valhalla123, The Black Cathedral, Elder Realms, North Altatude, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Maott, Orado, Guer Aike, Loli County, Eriadni, Xentherida, Pasargad, Constantinolia, Justanistan, Aratani, Makersaulache, Joodey, Amauri, Kobagia, Glurponia, Loutsland, Steraz, Abject Ludicrosity, Zumlandia, Xzavia-Hjar, Utopicican, Bearical, Aerilia, Wilkshire, Penrith, Vincone Cae, Runeda, Alsace and Lorraine United, Nation of stars, Daiz, Princely Irbis, Sockmanland, Cuyan, and The Tampa Bay Rays.

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