by Max Barry

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Mount Seymour was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 376
Most Influential: 1,376thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,557thMost Pacifist: 1,622nd
The Pacific Alpine Commonwealth of
Left-wing Utopia
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Mount Seymour

Population17.255 billion

LeaderPrime Minister Nathaniel Gardiner
FaithSeymourian humanistic naturalism

Animalpurple-spotted newt

The Pacific Alpine Commonwealth of Mount Seymour is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Prime Minister Nathaniel Gardiner with a fair hand, and remarkable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, keen interest in outer space, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 17.255 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, liberal, socially-minded 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 98.6%.

The enormous but sluggish Seymourian economy, worth a remarkable 1,096 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 significant contributions from Tourism. Average income is 63,548 pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The big red machine has ground to a halt, hidden bedroom-cams are installed to catch mothers doing their kids' homework, news headlines suggest that Prime Minister Nathaniel Gardiner has a sideline in guinea pig pimping, and in the Beginning was the Word and the Word was "Pragmatism". 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 275,753rd in the world and 289th in Forest for Most Pro-Market, scoring -82.56 on the Rand Index.

Most Influential: 1,376thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,557thMost Pacifist: 1,622ndSafest: 1,740thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,162ndMost Beautiful Environments: 2,181stHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,243rdBest Weather: 2,333rdTop
Nicest Citizens: 3,009thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,015thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,327thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,343rdMost Inclusive: 3,377thLargest Governments: 3,728thHighest Food Quality: 3,759thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,824thHealthiest Citizens: 4,363rdMost Rebellious Youth: 4,790thLowest Crime Rates: 4,791stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,807thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,950thSmartest Citizens: 5,442ndMost Cultured: 5,796thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,923rdLargest Welfare Programs: 8,140thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,477thMost Valuable International Artwork: 10,593rdMost Stationary: 12,060thTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 15,344thMost Income Equality: 16,559thMost Secular: 17,461stNudest: 18,733rdLargest Populations: 20,878thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 22,611thLargest Publishing Industry: 23,010thHighest Economic Output: 26,276th
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 25th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 31st in the regionMost Pacifist: 31st in the regionSafest: 32nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 33rd in the region

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