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The Regional Nation of The Northern Light

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

Category: Moralistic Democracy
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Powerhouse
Political Freedoms:
Below Average

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: The North Pacific

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The Northern Light

Population9.891 billion

CapitalMagicality City
LeaderThe North Pacific Delegate
FaithFlemingovianism

CurrencyPacific Dollar
AnimalMcMasterdonian Lion

The Regional Nation of The Northern Light is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by The North Pacific Delegate with an even hand, and remarkable for its daily referendums, complete lack of prisons, and infamous sell-swords. The compassionate, devout population of 9.891 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 medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Magicality City. The average income tax rate is 60.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Northern Lightian economy, worth 987 trillion Pacific Dollars a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Automobile Manufacturing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 99,836 Pacific Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

The Treasury Minister takes anxiety medication every time kids lose their sports kits, burial ceremonies have become as routinised as tax forms, tardiness has increased after carpooling was classified as a criminal offense, and the education system is being cleansed of all corporate influence. 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 is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Flemingovianism.

The Northern Light is ranked 19,667th in the world and 844th in The North Pacific for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 3,145.89 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 10,114thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11,493rdMost Influential: 12,986thHighest Economic Output: 14,016thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 14,469thMost Stationary: 14,547thLargest Agricultural Sector: 14,819thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 16,751stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 16,903rd
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Most Stationary: 353rd in the regionLargest Populations: 396th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 412th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 431st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 432nd in the regionTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 725th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 754th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 789th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 844th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 867th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Northern Light, the education system is being cleansed of all corporate influence.
  • : Following new legislation in The Northern Light, tardiness has increased after carpooling was classified as a criminal offense.
  • : Following new legislation in The Northern Light, burial ceremonies have become as routinised as tax forms.
  • : Following new legislation in The Northern Light, the Treasury Minister takes anxiety medication every time kids lose their sports kits.
  • : Following new legislation in The Northern Light, students who refuse to pray are expelled from school.
  • : The Northern Light lodged a message on the The North Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in The Northern Light, money that should have gone to charities is instead spent on monitoring them.
  • : The Northern Light lodged a message on the The North Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in The Northern Light, sex changes are routinely performed at The Northern Light's hospitals.
  • : Following new legislation in The Northern Light, politicians constantly ring their voters to remind them how good a job they're doing.

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