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Mount Seymour was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 376
Least Corrupt Governments: 1,170thMost Pacifist: 1,416thSafest: 1,686th
The Pacific Alpine Commonwealth of
Left-wing Utopia
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Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
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Mount Seymour

Population13.394 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, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Prime Minister Nathaniel Gardiner with a fair hand, and remarkable for its rum-swilling pirates, keen interest in outer space, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 13.394 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 838 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 254,977th in the world and 327th in Forest for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1.19 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 1,170thMost Pacifist: 1,416thSafest: 1,686thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,988thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,114thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,180thBest Weather: 2,354thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,451stNicest Citizens: 2,486thTop
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Most Inclusive: 2,834thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,146thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,249thHighest Food Quality: 3,304thLargest Governments: 3,531stMost Influential: 3,920thHealthiest Citizens: 4,100thLowest Crime Rates: 4,529thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,827thMost Cultured: 4,903rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,947thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,959thSmartest Citizens: 5,225thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,881stLargest Welfare Programs: 7,590thMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,226thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,283rdTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 13,797thMost Stationary: 15,627thMost Income Equality: 15,914thMost Secular: 16,668thLargest Populations: 23,080thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 23,231stLargest Publishing Industry: 23,727thHighest Economic Output: 26,224th
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 29th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 32nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 33rd in the regionSafest: 34th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 35th in the region

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