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Witchcraft and Sorcery

Population13.157 billion

CapitalNight Vale
LeaderMayor Cardinal
Faithnever looking back

Animaltotally not an angel

The 7 rings of Witchcraft and Sorcery is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Mayor Cardinal with a fair hand, and remarkable for its daily referendums, smutty television, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 13.157 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 Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Night Vale. The average income tax rate is 93.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Witchcraft and Sorceryian economy, worth a remarkable 1,687 trillion cosines a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 128,259 cosines, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Movie references are legally admissible in court, the Witchcraft and Sorceryian Arts Council pays teenagers to sit through opera performances, children are raised bilingual from an early age, and Members of Parliament operate under a PAYE scheme. Crime is totally unknown. Witchcraft and Sorcery's national animal is the totally not an angel, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is never looking back.

Witchcraft and Sorcery is ranked 5,576th in the world and 71st in 10000 Islands for Highest Average Tax Rates, with 93.75 Effective Tax Rate.

Most Cheerful Citizens: 1,416thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,615thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,658thTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 1,844thMost Efficient Economies: 2,534thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,962ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,477thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,808thNicest Citizens: 4,267thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,459thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,891stMost Cultured: 5,322ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,576thMost Devout: 5,661stMost Advanced Public Education: 5,938thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,064thMost Developed: 6,177thHealthiest Citizens: 6,722ndBest Weather: 6,904thNudest: 6,930thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,972ndHighest Economic Output: 7,108thLargest Governments: 7,150thMost Pacifist: 7,242ndLargest Publishing Industry: 7,432ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,683rdMost Beautiful Environments: 8,284thTop
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 8,606thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,123rdSmartest Citizens: 10,150thLargest Populations: 11,844thMost Politically Free: 13,691stHighest Poor Incomes: 15,160thMost Inclusive: 15,413th
Most Cheerful Citizens: 23rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 27th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 33rd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 36th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 42nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 44th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 46th in the regionNudest: 54th in the regionTop
Most Devout: 55th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 56th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 65th in the regionMost Politically Free: 67th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 70th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 71st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 75th in the regionNicest Citizens: 81st in the regionLargest Governments: 92nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 95th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 95th in the regionMost Cultured: 105th in the region

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