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The Kingdom of Noth

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Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: Balder

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Noth

Population6.687 billion

CapitalHigh City

Currencyflorin
Animaleagle

The Kingdom of Noth is a colossal, orderly nation, remarkable for its lack of airports, public floggings, and vat-grown people. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 6.687 billion Nothians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Education, Administration, and Industry are also considered important, while Spirituality and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of High City. The average income tax rate is 76.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Nothian economy, worth a remarkable 1,952 trillion florins a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 291,912 florins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

Anyone who so much as frowns risks being referred to a mental health unit, military spending is on the increase, shady doctors seem to have impeccable records, and people believe that if you teach a man to fish he won't buy fish from you any more. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Noth's national animal is the eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Noth is ranked 89,244th in the world and 3,345th in Balder for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 2,034.41 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

Top
1%
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,108thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,306thLargest Black Market: 1,340thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,515thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,814thTop
5%
Highest Average Incomes: 2,130thLargest Insurance Industry: 2,131stHighest Poor Incomes: 2,711thMost Secular: 3,141stMost Corrupt Governments: 3,390thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,798thMost Developed: 4,023rdSmartest Citizens: 5,057thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,233rdLongest Average Lifespans: 5,370thLargest Retail Industry: 5,458thHealthiest Citizens: 5,741stLargest Mining Sector: 5,800thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,637thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,237thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,348thHighest Economic Output: 7,700thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7,799thLargest Governments: 8,582ndLowest Crime Rates: 8,799thMost Efficient Economies: 9,130thTop
10%
Most Influential: 11,542ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12,561stMost Subsidized Industry: 13,006thMost Valuable International Artwork: 14,122ndMost Beautiful Environments: 14,703rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 16,195thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,116thMost Stationary: 17,294thHighest Average Tax Rates: 17,835th
Top
1%
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 37th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 39th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 49th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 56th in the regionLargest Black Market: 64th in the regionTop
5%
Most Influential: 79th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 80th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 88th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 96th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 100th in the regionMost Secular: 113th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 149th in the regionMost Developed: 158th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 163rd in the regionMost Stationary: 169th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 195th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 236th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 249th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 280th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 283rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 288th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 307th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 338th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 343rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 361st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 368th in the regionTop
10%
Most Efficient Economies: 384th in the regionLargest Governments: 434th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 449th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 475th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 618th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Noth was reclassified from "Father Knows Best State" to "Corrupt Dictatorship".
  • : Noth was reclassified from "Iron Fist Consumerists" to "Father Knows Best State".
  • : Noth voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn ravana".
  • : Noth voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Peaceful First Contact".
  • : Noth was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Noth was endorsed by The Kittens of Godly City.
  • : Noth voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Access to Abortion".
  • : Noth was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Noth, people believe that if you teach a man to fish he won't buy fish from you any more.
  • : Following new legislation in Noth, shady doctors seem to have impeccable records.

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Endorsements Received: 4 » North East Somerset, Fooooooooo, Onder Kelkia, and Godly City.

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