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Least Corrupt Governments: 1,081stMost Pacifist: 1,228thSafest: 1,409th
The Pacific Alpine Commonwealth of
Left-wing Utopia
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Mount Seymour

Population11.42 billion

LeaderPrime Minister Nathaniel Gardiner
FaithSeymourian Humanistic Naturalism

Animalpurple-spotted newt

The Pacific Alpine Commonwealth of Mount Seymour is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Prime Minister Nathaniel Gardiner with a fair hand, and remarkable for its ban on automobiles, complete lack of prisons, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 11.42 billion Seymourians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Fort-Frédéric-sur-le-Montagne. The average income tax rate is 98.5%.

The large but sluggish Seymourian economy, worth 670 trillion pounds a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Tourism. Average income is 58,707 pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Vital intelligence-gathering activities are put on hold as agents return home for seduction training and advanced poker instruction, people accuse the government of being in bed with Big Safety, prankster scientists legally change their names to silly pseudonyms before major discoveries, and nouveau riche farmers diligently take care of their golden calf herds. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Mount Seymour's national animal is the purple-spotted newt, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Seymourian Humanistic Naturalism.

Mount Seymour is ranked 163,975th in the world and 224th in Forest for Most Primitive, scoring -85.9 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

Least Corrupt Governments: 1,081stMost Pacifist: 1,228thSafest: 1,409thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,894thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,905thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,914thBest Weather: 2,052ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,153rdNicest Citizens: 2,188thTop
Most Inclusive: 2,548thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,887thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,903rdHighest Food Quality: 3,046thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,131stLargest Governments: 3,240thHealthiest Citizens: 3,740thLowest Crime Rates: 4,048thMost Cultured: 4,743rdSmartest Citizens: 4,923rdMost Rebellious Youth: 5,054thMost Influential: 5,154thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,402ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,621stLongest Average Lifespans: 6,603rdLargest Welfare Programs: 8,640thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,549thMost Income Equality: 11,400thTop
Nudest: 12,271stMost Advanced Public Education: 15,000thMost Secular: 16,537thMost Stationary: 18,346th
Safest: 29th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 32nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 32nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 33rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 35th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 35th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 43rd in the regionLargest Governments: 43rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 44th in the region

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