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Mount Seymour was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 376
Least Corrupt Governments: 1,181stMost Pacifist: 1,418thSafest: 1,692nd
The Pacific Alpine Commonwealth of
Left-wing Utopia
Circumspice
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Squire
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Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
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Political Freedom
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Mount Seymour

Population13.442 billion

CapitalFort-Frédéric-sur-le-Montagne
LeaderPrime Minister Nathaniel Gardiner
FaithSeymourian humanistic naturalism

Currencypound
Animalpurple-spotted newt

The Pacific Alpine Commonwealth of Mount Seymour is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Prime Minister Nathaniel Gardiner with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, daily referendums, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 13.442 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 841 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 62,636 pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A common response to government PSAs is "well, DUH, obviously", the new national campaign exhorts men to "Show Some Class - Don't Sit On Your Ass", angry citizens complain that there isn't enough geographical diversity on the new banknotes, and the banshee wail foretells skies of death. 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 13,784th in the world and 123rd in Forest for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 9,125.45 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 1,181stMost Pacifist: 1,418thSafest: 1,692ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,004thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,113thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,200thBest Weather: 2,355thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,466thNicest Citizens: 2,489thTop
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Most Inclusive: 2,836thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,149thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,251stHighest Food Quality: 3,307thLargest Governments: 3,546thMost Influential: 3,930thHealthiest Citizens: 4,097thLowest Crime Rates: 4,524thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,808thMost Cultured: 4,900thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,953rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,958thSmartest Citizens: 5,224thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,899thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,571stMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,289thMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,318thTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 13,784thMost Stationary: 15,561stMost Income Equality: 15,956thMost Secular: 16,727thLargest Populations: 23,029thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 23,417thLargest Publishing Industry: 23,764thHighest Economic Output: 26,190th
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 27th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 31st in the regionMost Pacifist: 31st in the regionSafest: 33rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 35th in the region

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