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Least Corrupt Governments: 1,079thMost Pacifist: 1,136thSafest: 1,386th
The Pacific Alpine Commonwealth of
Left-wing Utopia
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Civil Rights
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Mount Seymour

Population10.481 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, genial nation, ruled by Prime Minister Nathaniel Gardiner with a fair hand, and remarkable for its daily referendums, keen interest in outer space, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 10.481 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 614 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 58,632 pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Many friends and relatives of Prime Minister Nathaniel Gardiner have been given ambassador jobs in tropical island nations, it's best not to ask what goes into Fort-Frédéric-sur-le-Montagne Fried Chicken's secret blend of herbs and spices, a child's only Trickster Night scare is the sight of their parents dancing, and small children are learning a lot of new words from a teacher with Tourette Syndrome. 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 230,538th in the world and 456th in Forest for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring -21.14 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 1,079thMost Pacifist: 1,136thSafest: 1,386thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,749thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,828thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,891stHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,892ndBest Weather: 1,980thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,004thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,030thNicest Citizens: 2,064thTop
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Most Inclusive: 2,367thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,078thLargest Governments: 3,163rdHealthiest Citizens: 3,630thLowest Crime Rates: 3,971stMost Cultured: 4,616thSmartest Citizens: 4,754thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,993rdMost Influential: 5,049thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,354thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,675thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,431stLargest Welfare Programs: 8,546thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,965thTop
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Most Income Equality: 11,809thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,190thMost Secular: 16,645thMost Stationary: 20,162nd
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Safest: 25th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 26th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 27th in the regionMost Pacifist: 28th in the regionMost Income Equality: 31st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 31st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 33rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 37th in the regionMost Inclusive: 41st in the regionLargest Governments: 42nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 44th in the regionNicest Citizens: 47th in the region

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