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The Kingdom of Noth

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Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: Balder



Population4.708 billion

CapitalHigh City


The Kingdom of Noth is a massive, orderly nation, notable for its ubiquitous missile silos, public floggings, and complete lack of prisons. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 4.708 billion Nothians 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, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Education, Industry, and Administration are also considered important, while Spirituality and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of High City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 69.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Nothian economy, worth a remarkable 1,197 trillion florins a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Tourism. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 254,266 florins, with the richest citizens earning 8.1 times as much as the poorest.

Those who investigate UFOs tend to wake up delirious on abandoned roads, scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes, the government is a proud sponsor of the National Gaming Association, and science centers and state of the art laboratories are ubiquitous. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Noth's national animal is the eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Noth is ranked 151,266th in the world and 5,834th in Balder for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring -18.44 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,405thTop
Largest Black Market: 1,643rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,809thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,915thLargest Insurance Industry: 2,197thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,421stHighest Average Incomes: 2,710thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,849thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,002ndMost Corrupt Governments: 3,103rdMost Secular: 4,043rdLargest Retail Industry: 4,606thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,908thHealthiest Citizens: 6,002ndSmartest Citizens: 6,524thMost Efficient Economies: 7,241stTop
Largest Mining Sector: 7,785thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8,041stMost Developed: 8,152ndMost Advanced Public Education: 8,750thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,070thMost Influential: 9,234thLargest Governments: 10,415thHighest Disposable Incomes: 10,843rdLowest Crime Rates: 11,353rdLargest Publishing Industry: 11,715thHighest Economic Output: 11,762ndMost Subsidized Industry: 13,413thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,396th
Largest Information Technology Sector: 50th in the regionTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 62nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 68th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 77th in the regionMost Influential: 83rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 85th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 95th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 102nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 113th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 121st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 148th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 163rd in the regionMost Secular: 166th in the regionMost Stationary: 239th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 256th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 270th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 300th in the regionTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 369th in the regionMost Developed: 403rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 417th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 453rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 461st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 518th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 564th in the regionLargest Governments: 583rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Noth, science centers and state of the art laboratories are ubiquitous.
  • : Following new legislation in Noth, the government is a proud sponsor of the National Gaming Association.
  • : Following new legislation in Noth, scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes.
  • : Noth voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Ban on Forced Sterilisation".
  • : Noth was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Mining Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Noth, those who investigate UFOs tend to wake up delirious on abandoned roads.
  • : Following new legislation in Noth, foreign 'investors' have been taking a great interest in the new secret shuttle.
  • : Following new legislation in Noth, the government spends more on chasing distant comets than on basic infrastructure.
  • : Noth voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Koem Kab".
  • : Following new legislation in Noth, a faint smell of body odour can be detected at several miles' distance from the National Science Park.


World Assembly

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

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