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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:
Thriving
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific

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North Happy Land

Population6.053 billion

CapitalNew Happy City

CurrencyHappy Dollar
AnimalClownfish

The Excellence of North Happy Land is a colossal, efficient nation, notable for its triple-decker prams, enslaved workforce, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 6.053 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 large, 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 82.6%.

The thriving North Happy Landian economy, worth 892 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 147,484 Happy Dollars, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 606,561 per year while the poor average 23,643, a ratio of 25.7 to 1.

Tours to see the 'wild men of the mountains' are popular with tourists from the big cities, Red Cross demand for body bags is rising while sutures go unused, the police are tightening their grip on alcohol smugglers, and most people think algebra is something a mermaid wears. 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 200,231st in the world and 9,862nd in The North Pacific for Safest, scoring 7.23 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

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Most Ignorant Citizens: 744thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,246thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,512thMost Influential: 1,869thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,074thTop
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Most Devout: 2,419thLargest Black Market: 2,664thMost Primitive: 2,910thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,117thMost Armed: 3,229thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,283rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,884thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,887thLargest Mining Sector: 4,913thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,082ndMost Avoided: 5,329thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,579thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5,817thTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,811thHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,162ndMost Authoritarian: 12,921stLargest Governments: 13,224thHighest Average Incomes: 14,050thMost Conservative: 14,167thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 14,174thMost Subsidized Industry: 18,191stHighest Economic Output: 18,897thLowest Crime Rates: 19,535thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 20,649th
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 24th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 59th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 79th in the regionLargest Black Market: 91st in the regionMost Devout: 101st in the regionMost Armed: 101st in the regionTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 106th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 148th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 151st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 174th in the regionMost Primitive: 175th in the regionMost Avoided: 178th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 191st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 197th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 220th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 246th in the regionTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 533rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 535th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 579th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 600th in the regionLargest Governments: 614th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 651st in the regionMost Influential: 679th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 715th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 794th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 811th in the regionLargest Populations: 838th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 843rd in the regionMost Conservative: 875th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 934th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 165 » Yaorozu, Notyoutopia, The Rhein States, El Fiji Grande, Territorio di Nessuno, Haor Chall, Great Bights Mum, Trillius, Egalico, Corfad, Napnomadia, North Bratislava, Dar es Saalam, Ethnon, Steampunk Ariel, Siwale, Shibutani, Omnistria, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Niradans, Shadowrik, Dreadton, Kasazzastan, Frances Francis the First of France, Kwaj, Acrabinnia, Sil Dorsett, Wineclaw, New Pruessen, Pallaith, Sunto, Sundred, Koda-Land, Holy Oranz, PlanetPunk, Destructive Government Endorsing System, 1 very fast endotarter, Noahs Second Country, Selfgradatude, Votak Matim, Empy, Valhalla123, Maott, Orado, Guer Aike, Xentherida, Pasargad, Joodey, Amauri, Kobagia, and 115 others.Glurponia, Loutsland, Abject Ludicrosity, Zumlandia, Bearical, Wilkshire, Vincone Cae, Runeda, Daiz, The Tampa Bay Rays, New Octicarg, McMasterdonia, The Stratosphere Islands, Wisconsota, Gnomewatchers, Moubarakistan, Kranostav, PotatoFarmers, Yukti, Pazair, United Kahndaq, The Iron Lions, Seenvorland, Viridiann, Clan Spaniel, Dabarastan, Zyvetskistaahn, Interdimensional Zone, Ravendi, Castle Federation, Palgo, Malta Comino Gozo, Valentine Z, Volstokn, Cobleck Weleis, Lungha, Hamerica, Fendlium, Serendipita Martia, Merconitonitopia, Praeceps, Valatic Ash, Kelvaros Prime, Loli County, Universal State Formula, The New Communist Republic Of States, MiaryBhalzhack, The Endless Eventide, Xagill, SherpDaWerp in TNP, The Lancerian Empire, Ihese, Newpromisedland, Diodone, Crader, Plangainer, SORT, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Varola, New Lakemba, Yokciq Empire, Nistriabar, The Windmilluminati, Unshleepd, Woodsend, Irishvan, The Pantheons, Korovan Isles, Zeternia, Astronomical, Westinor, The Serdey Islands, Fauzjhia, Greater Pittsburgh, Mesopotama, PortvgaI, Frostcell, Sikol, Saperisole, Zzozona, Iztocna Slavija, Hoglands, Plutayah, Confederacy of Antarctica, Veast, Former English Colony, Prydania, Shinjuku tokyo 0, The Calabash Protectorate, Kocherian, Seanat, Libertania Democratica, Brucklania, Arichia, Schnuftelland, Highton Islands, Damsmel, Borsukia, New Jamgra, The New Cordian Empire, Xyrron, Madjack, Kenaniahistan, Xipher, Kragsgale, Astal Aavors, Amerian States, Illusia and Neverendia, Simone Republic, Ultra777, Buckhem, Andexia, Principia Mathematica, Ihsan, and U S Eh.

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