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Least Corrupt Governments: 1,095thMost Pacifist: 1,124thSafest: 1,334th
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Mount Seymour

Population9.355 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 colossal, genial nation, ruled by Prime Minister Nathaniel Gardiner with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, keen interest in outer space, and hatred of cheese. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 9.355 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 98.4%.

The large but stagnant Seymourian economy, worth 270 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 28,937 pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Employers are finding it hard to screen candidates now that everyone gets A grades in their exams, the saying 'break a leg' is now taken literally, fifteen-year-olds cannot walk younger siblings to school without a professional Childcare and Education Certificate, and Seymourian police have to pay out of their own pockets for bulletproof vests. 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 203,837th in the world and 421st in Forest for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -26.04 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 1,095thMost Pacifist: 1,124thSafest: 1,334thBest Weather: 1,731stMost Beautiful Environments: 1,753rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,838thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,883rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,950thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,956thNicest Citizens: 2,004thTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,077thMost Inclusive: 2,381stMost Income Equality: 2,731stMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,098thLargest Governments: 3,104thHealthiest Citizens: 3,480thLowest Crime Rates: 3,910thMost Influential: 4,744thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,831stSmartest Citizens: 4,881stMost Cultured: 5,163rdLongest Average Lifespans: 7,569thTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,233rdMost Secular: 15,548thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 17,511thNudest: 19,700th
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Most Income Equality: 13th in the regionSafest: 22nd in the regionTop
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Most Pacifist: 26th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 28th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 28th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 31st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 32nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 32nd in the regionLargest Governments: 38th in the regionNudest: 42nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 42nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 44th in the region

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