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Severisen was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 278
Most Valuable International Artwork: 187thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,666thLargest Black Market: 5,239th
The Nothing Gold Can Stay of
Father Knows Best State
I'm King of the castle, you're a dirty rascal
Influence
Minnow
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Severisen

Population14.521 billion

CapitalAelholt
LeaderSeptenary

CurrencyShade
AnimalPhoenix

The Nothing Gold Can Stay of Severisen is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Septenary with an iron fist, and notable for its closed borders, zero percent divorce rate, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The compassionate, hard-working, cynical population of 14.521 billion Sevvies are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Aelholt. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 55.3%.

The frighteningly efficient sevish economy, worth a remarkable 1,534 trillion Shades a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Basket Weaving. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an impressive 105,646 Shades, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 493,097 per year while the poor average 13,548, a ratio of 36.4 to 1.

School children are expected to know the names of all seven hundred native tribes and their cultural practices, the well-off amuse themselves by organizing upstairs-downstairs stories within their second homes, the examiners who examine examiners are being examined by examiners, and residents firmly believe there is no spoon (Severisen has found 6 easter eggs). Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Severisen's national animal is the Phoenix, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Severisen is ranked 27,603rd in the world and 1,418th in The North Pacific for Longest Average Lifespans, with 84.39 Years.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 187thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,666thTop
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Largest Black Market: 5,239thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,971stTop
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Highest Economic Output: 9,471stMost Influential: 9,514thLargest Retail Industry: 10,113thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,585thMost Cultured: 12,466thLargest Populations: 12,525thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 12,699thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12,786thMost Subsidized Industry: 13,943rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15,209thMost Developed: 15,353rdMost Corrupt Governments: 16,592nd
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 32nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 54th in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 179th in the regionLargest Populations: 196th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 273rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 290th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 388th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 407th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 430th in the regionTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 512th in the regionMost Cultured: 604th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 624th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 645th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 728th in the regionMost Developed: 817th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 877th in the region

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