by Max Barry

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Mount Seymour was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 376
Least Corrupt Governments: 1,328thMost Pacifist: 1,458thSafest: 1,692nd
The Pacific Alpine Commonwealth of
Left-wing Utopia Utopia
Circumspice
Influence
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Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Weak
Political Freedom
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Mount Seymour

Population14.164 billion

CapitalFort-Frédéric-sur-le-Montagne
LeaderPrime Minister Nathaniel Gardiner
FaithSeymourian humanistic naturalism

Currencypound
Animalpurple-spotted newt

The Pacific Alpine Commonwealth of Mount Seymour is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Prime Minister Nathaniel Gardiner with a fair hand, and notable for its daily referendums, keen interest in outer space, and ban on automobiles. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 14.164 billion Seymourians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Fort-Frédéric-sur-le-Montagne. The average income tax rate is 98.5%.

The large but sluggish Seymourian economy, worth 887 trillion pounds a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Tourism. Average income is 62,636 pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A common response to government PSAs is "well, DUH, obviously", the new national campaign exhorts men to "Show Some Class - Don't Sit On Your Ass", angry citizens complain that there isn't enough geographical diversity on the new banknotes, and the banshee wail foretells skies of death. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Mount Seymour's national animal is the purple-spotted newt, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Seymourian humanistic naturalism.

Mount Seymour is ranked 282,486th in the world and 311th in Forest for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring -22.52 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 1,328thMost Pacifist: 1,458thSafest: 1,692ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,109thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,158thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,193rdBest Weather: 2,442ndNicest Citizens: 2,583rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,592ndTop
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Most Inclusive: 2,927thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,238thHighest Food Quality: 3,337thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,363rdLargest Governments: 3,505thMost Influential: 3,931stHealthiest Citizens: 4,154thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,358thLowest Crime Rates: 4,560thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,789thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,810thMost Cultured: 4,922ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,947thSmartest Citizens: 5,312thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,937thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,556thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,143rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,263rdMost Advanced Public Education: 13,862ndTop
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Most Stationary: 14,949thMost Income Equality: 16,769thMost Secular: 16,959thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 22,143rdLargest Populations: 22,635thLargest Publishing Industry: 23,508thHighest Economic Output: 25,924th
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 26th in the regionSafest: 30th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 31st in the regionMost Pacifist: 32nd in the region

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