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The Regional Nation of The Northern Light

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

Category: Moralistic Democracy
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Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: The North Pacific


The Northern Light

Population12.53 billion

CapitalMagicality City
LeaderThe North Pacific Delegate

CurrencyPacific Dollar
AnimalMcMasterdonian Lion

The Regional Nation of The Northern Light is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by The North Pacific Delegate with an even hand, and remarkable for its ritual sacrifices, zero percent divorce rate, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, hard-working, humorless, devout population of 12.53 billion TNPers are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

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. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 32.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Northern Lightian economy, worth a remarkable 2,053 trillion Pacific Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Furniture Restoration, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 163,918 Pacific Dollars, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 480,267 per year while the poor average 44,128, a ratio of 10.9 to 1.

A widely accepted trade policy is "tit-for-tat", careless Maxémon Trainers have been the cause of numerous search and rescue operations, The North Pacific Delegate's peyote-induced "let's all just be friends" speech is trending world-wide, and roadside walls are being built and mother nature is paying for it. 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 201,808th in the world and 9,938th in The North Pacific for Safest, scoring 6.86 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 3rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,515thTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,542ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,655thMost Devout: 3,098thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,975thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,534thLargest Black Market: 4,971stHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,223rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6,517thHighest Economic Output: 7,111thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,483rdMost Corrupt Governments: 8,415thHealthiest Citizens: 8,682ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 9,156thLargest Mining Sector: 9,625thTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 10,710thHighest Average Incomes: 10,756thMost Stationary: 10,840thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,251stMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,181stMost Influential: 12,839thMost Compassionate Citizens: 14,649thMost Efficient Economies: 14,750thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 18,310thLargest Populations: 19,035thSmartest Citizens: 20,216th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 73rd in the regionTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 119th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 123rd in the regionMost Devout: 129th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 155th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 191st in the regionLargest Black Market: 195th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 203rd in the regionMost Stationary: 236th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 239th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 259th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 290th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 350th in the regionLargest Populations: 350th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 377th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 393rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 479th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 499th in the regionTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 529th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 576th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 607th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 654th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 724th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 735th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 794th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 940th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 994th in the region

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