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The Regional Nation of The Northern Light

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Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: The North Pacific


The Northern Light

Population20.035 billion

CapitalMagicality City
LeaderThe North Pacific Delegate

CurrencyPacific Dollar
AnimalMcMasterdonian Lion

The Regional Nation of The Northern Light is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by The North Pacific Delegate with an iron fist, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, pith helmet sales, and suspicion of poets. The compassionate, cynical, humorless, devout population of 20.035 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, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Industry, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Magicality City. The average income tax rate is 61.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Northern Lightian economy, worth a remarkable 4,152 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 rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 207,243 Pacific Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Access to the woods is only granted to those who bring a small shrubbery, soldiers who shoot themselves in the foot are regarded as heroes, only lightning has a chance of striking The North Pacific Delegate twice, and there's more pink stuff on sale these days. 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, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Flemingovianism.

The Northern Light is ranked 25,818th in the world and 701st in The North Pacific for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 315,105 Standard Monetary Units.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 9thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,587thMost Armed: 2,388thTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 3,199thMost Devout: 3,334thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,815thHighest Economic Output: 4,313thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4,736thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5,937thLargest Black Market: 6,309thLowest Crime Rates: 6,519thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7,073rdMost Stationary: 7,381stMost Efficient Economies: 8,332ndHealthiest Citizens: 8,355thHighest Average Incomes: 8,513thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,709thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,816thLargest Agricultural Sector: 8,904thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,095thMost Developed: 10,309thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,415thHighest Disposable Incomes: 10,519thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,709thMost Patriotic: 12,918thMost Influential: 13,382ndTop
Smartest Citizens: 15,113thLargest Populations: 15,667thLargest Mining Sector: 16,802ndMost Inclusive: 16,870thLargest Governments: 16,893rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,252ndMost Subsidized Industry: 18,722ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 19,669thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 20,288thMost Compassionate Citizens: 20,321stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 23,949thBest Weather: 24,741stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 25,818thHighest Food Quality: 26,873rd
Most Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 39th in the regionTop
Most Armed: 71st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 89th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 98th in the regionMost Devout: 105th in the regionLargest Black Market: 114th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 117th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 134th in the regionMost Stationary: 141st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 142nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 179th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 208th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 292nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 303rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 315th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 321st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 329th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 349th in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 358th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 410th in the regionMost Patriotic: 432nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 438th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 497th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 511th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 516th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 520th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 522nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 525th in the regionMost Developed: 567th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 672nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 701st in the region

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