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Witchcraft and Sorcery

Population20.261 billion

CapitalNight Vale
LeaderMayor Cardinal
Faithnever looking back

Animalmysterious hooded figure

The Little Voice In Your Head of Witchcraft and Sorcery is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Mayor Cardinal with a fair hand, and renowned for its complete lack of prisons, soft-spoken computers, and daily referendums. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 20.261 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, Environment, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Night Vale. The average income tax rate is 97.6%.

The frighteningly efficient listening economy, worth a remarkable 3,321 trillion cosines a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 163,930 cosines, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government keeps introducing new foreign species to combat the previous ones it has introduced, the WASBI Channel Tunnel project is plagued by delays, unemployed accountants keep double-entry ledgers of their benefit claims, and nobody is allowed to stop the local daycare from reading Nietzsche to pre-schoolers. 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 219,163rd in the world and 10,178th in the South Pacific for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1.68 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 37thMost Rebellious Youth: 878thMost Cheerful Citizens: 979thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,093rdLargest Welfare Programs: 1,134thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,349thMost Pacifist: 1,822ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,017thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,072ndNicest Citizens: 2,138thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,588thTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 2,734thMost Cultured: 2,933rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,101stMost Beautiful Environments: 3,397thHighest Food Quality: 3,409thBest Weather: 3,463rdMost Devout: 3,893rdMost Inclusive: 3,937thLargest Governments: 4,047thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,232ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,550thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,664thMost Efficient Economies: 4,678thMost Developed: 4,772ndLongest Average Lifespans: 4,885thHighest Economic Output: 4,913thHealthiest Citizens: 5,637thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,819thSmartest Citizens: 6,203rdSafest: 6,214thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,595thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,428thMost Influential: 7,776thLargest Populations: 9,737thHighest Average Incomes: 12,199thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,515thTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 18,768thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 19,231stMost Politically Free: 22,825thLowest Crime Rates: 25,307th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 25th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 31st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 32nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 33rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 35th in the regionMost Pacifist: 57th in the regionNicest Citizens: 60th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 63rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 63rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 73rd in the regionMost Cultured: 76th in the regionMost Devout: 81st in the regionLargest Populations: 82nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 83rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 88th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 94th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 96th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 102nd in the regionLargest Governments: 105th in the regionBest Weather: 109th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 117th in the regionTop
Most Inclusive: 131st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 139th in the regionMost Politically Free: 140th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 141st in the regionMost Developed: 151st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 155th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 167th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 181st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 182nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 184th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 196th in the regionSafest: 200th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 208th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 318th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 389th in the regionNudest: 393rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 486th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 548th in the regionTop
Highest Drug Use: 668th in the regionMost Influential: 684th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 698th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1,133rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 1,145th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,176th in the region

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