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Least Corrupt Governments: 1,148th Most Pacifist: 1,150th Safest: 1,334th
The Pacific Alpine Commonwealth of
Left-wing Utopia
Forum and Discord Sower
Civil Rights
Basket Case
Political Freedom

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Mount Seymour

Population6.648 billion

LeaderPrime Minister Nathaniel Gardiner
FaithSeymourian Humanistic Naturalism

AnimalPurple-Spotted Newt

The Pacific Alpine Commonwealth of Mount Seymour is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Prime Minister Nathaniel Gardiner with a fair hand, and notable for its national health service, keen interest in outer space, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 6.648 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 98.4%.

The large but stagnant Seymourian economy, worth 166 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 25,019 pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Light entertainment shows are light on actual entertainment, a surprising number of police officers have been arrested for Purple-Spotted Newt sacrifices, authorities are looking for a stool pigeon to rat out who is stealing food from pigeon toilets, and attendance of fathers at PTA meetings is at an all-time high. 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 172,280th in the world and 355th in Forest for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 2.44 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

Least Corrupt Governments: 1,148thMost Pacifist: 1,150thSafest: 1,334thBest Weather: 1,617thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,657thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,707thTop
Nicest Citizens: 1,814thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,849thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,853rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,111thMost Inclusive: 2,170thMost Income Equality: 2,236thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,512thLargest Governments: 2,950thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,184thHealthiest Citizens: 3,336thLowest Crime Rates: 3,668thMost Influential: 4,070thSmartest Citizens: 4,733rdMost Rebellious Youth: 5,064thMost Cultured: 5,500thTop
Nudest: 11,466thMost Secular: 14,382nd
Most Income Equality: 5th in the regionSafest: 18th in the regionTop
Most Pacifist: 24th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 24th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 30th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 31st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 33rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 35th in the region

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