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Most Rebellious Youth: 1,265thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,370thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,626th
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Witchcraft and Sorcery

Population16.641 billion

CapitalNight Vale
LeaderMayor Cardinal
Faithnever looking back

Currencycosine
Animalmysterious hooded figure

The Sleeping Giant Inn of Witchcraft and Sorcery is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Mayor Cardinal with a fair hand, and remarkable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, rampant corporate plagiarism, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 16.641 billion listeners hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Night Vale. The average income tax rate is 94.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Witchcraft and Sorceryian economy, worth a remarkable 2,133 trillion cosines a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 128,208 cosines, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Toy versions of heroin paraphernalia let kids pretend to be their favourite TV characters, dog owners proudly declare that their pups can predict when the mailman will arrive, monocled merchants with funny accents are applying for Witchcraft and Sorceryian citizenship in droves, and religious epiphanies are often cited as a reason for high school drop-outs. Crime is totally unknown. Witchcraft and Sorcery's national animal is the mysterious hooded figure, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is never looking back.

Witchcraft and Sorcery is ranked 194,065th in the world and 7,760th in the South Pacific for Most Authoritarian, with 213.15 milliStalins.

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Most Rebellious Youth: 1,265thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,370thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,626thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,101stTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,831stLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,637thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,943rdNicest Citizens: 4,256thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,276thMost Cultured: 4,648thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,042ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,206thMost Pacifist: 5,466thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,508thMost Devout: 5,988thBest Weather: 6,492ndLongest Average Lifespans: 6,670thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,765thHealthiest Citizens: 6,981stHighest Economic Output: 6,984thMost Developed: 7,144thLargest Governments: 7,172ndMost Beautiful Environments: 7,257thMost Influential: 7,766thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,874thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,438thNudest: 9,512thSmartest Citizens: 9,742ndMost Efficient Economies: 10,119thLargest Populations: 10,535thTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,648thMost Inclusive: 12,029thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,548thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 17,727thSafest: 19,062ndMost Politically Free: 19,305thHighest Average Incomes: 19,568thHighest Drug Use: 21,750th
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Most Rebellious Youth: 36th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 37th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 38th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 58th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 62nd in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 89th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 113th in the regionMost Cultured: 130th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 133rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 139th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 145th in the regionNicest Citizens: 148th in the regionMost Devout: 159th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 164th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 165th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 167th in the regionLargest Governments: 187th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 200th in the regionMost Pacifist: 205th in the regionBest Weather: 208th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 212th in the regionMost Developed: 229th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 231st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 231st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 242nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 273rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 284th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 300th in the regionNudest: 304th in the regionMost Politically Free: 344th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 374th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 405th in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 429th in the regionMost Inclusive: 429th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 477th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 571st in the regionMost Influential: 711th in the regionSafest: 733rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 840th in the region

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