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Most Valuable International Artwork: 37thMost Rebellious Youth: 877thMost Cheerful Citizens: 986th
The Little Voice In Your Head of
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Magic really does exist!
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Witchcraft and Sorcery

Population20.284 billion

CapitalNight Vale
LeaderMayor Cardinal
Faithnever looking back

Currencycosine
Animalmysterious hooded figure

The Little Voice In Your Head of Witchcraft and Sorcery is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Mayor Cardinal with a fair hand, and remarkable for its state-planned economy, soft-spoken computers, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 20.284 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 3,325 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 6,192nd in the world and 184th in the South Pacific for Smartest Citizens, with 116.28 quips per hour.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 37thMost Rebellious Youth: 877thMost Cheerful Citizens: 986thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,092ndLargest Welfare Programs: 1,130thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,347thMost Pacifist: 1,823rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,026thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,070thNicest Citizens: 2,138thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,594thTop
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 2,729thMost Cultured: 2,929thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,106thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,390thHighest Food Quality: 3,407thBest Weather: 3,459thMost Devout: 3,885thMost Inclusive: 3,936thLargest Governments: 4,048thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,241stLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,566thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,656thMost Efficient Economies: 4,691stMost Developed: 4,763rdLongest Average Lifespans: 4,911thHighest Economic Output: 4,923rdHealthiest Citizens: 5,638thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,927thSmartest Citizens: 6,192ndSafest: 6,227thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,599thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,463rdMost Influential: 7,965thLargest Populations: 9,737thHighest Average Incomes: 12,225thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,516thTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 18,722ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 19,345thMost Politically Free: 22,809thLowest Crime Rates: 25,314th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 24th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 32nd 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: 62nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 63rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 71st in the regionMost Cultured: 75th in the regionMost Devout: 82nd in the regionLargest Populations: 83rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 84th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 90th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 93rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 98th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 101st in the regionLargest Governments: 104th in the regionBest Weather: 107th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 114th in the regionTop
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Most Inclusive: 130th in the regionMost Politically Free: 138th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 138th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 140th in the regionMost Developed: 150th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 155th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 165th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 181st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 184th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 184th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 196th in the regionSafest: 196th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 211th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 320th in the regionNudest: 377th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 389th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 491st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 556th in the regionTop
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Highest Drug Use: 668th in the regionMost Influential: 686th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 705th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1,128th in the regionLargest Black Market: 1,162nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,164th in the region

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