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The Regional Nation of The Northern Light

“Democracy is strong, debate robust, and rum plentiful.”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Few
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Few

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: The North Pacific

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The Northern Light

Population14.864 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 notable for its frequent executions, enslaved workforce, and suspicion of poets. The compassionate, cynical, humorless, devout population of 14.864 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 2,922 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 7th in the world and 3rd in The North Pacific for Most Valuable International Artwork, with 187,862.68 Bank.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 7thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,116thMost Armed: 2,055thTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 2,309thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,585thMost Devout: 2,615thMost Patriotic: 4,046thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,151stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,295thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4,388thHighest Economic Output: 5,211thLowest Crime Rates: 5,693rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,768thHealthiest Citizens: 6,361stLargest Black Market: 6,366thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,574thMost Efficient Economies: 6,862ndHighest Average Incomes: 7,206thHighest Disposable Incomes: 7,346thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,851stHighest Poor Incomes: 8,547thMost Stationary: 9,532ndMost Developed: 9,853rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,001stLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,210thLargest Mining Sector: 10,627thTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,905thMost Influential: 12,173rdMost Subsidized Industry: 13,497thLargest Governments: 14,846thSmartest Citizens: 15,155thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 15,431stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,928thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 17,597thLargest Populations: 17,857thMost Inclusive: 18,396thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 18,866thBest Weather: 18,992nd
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 3rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 51st in the regionMost Armed: 75th in the regionTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 93rd in the regionMost Devout: 107th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 111th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 146th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 152nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 167th in the regionMost Patriotic: 168th in the regionMost Stationary: 205th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 213th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 232nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 258th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 287th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 298th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 303rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 347th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 348th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 379th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 382nd in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 400th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 467th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 470th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 480th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 516th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 558th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 570th in the regionMost Developed: 577th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 647th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 658th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 662nd in the regionLargest Governments: 740th in the region

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