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Most Pacifist: 1,149th Least Corrupt Governments: 1,153rd Safest: 1,321st
The Pacific Alpine Commonwealth of
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Mount Seymour

Population6.435 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, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Prime Minister Nathaniel Gardiner with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, complete lack of prisons, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 6.435 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 160 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 25,019 pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Light entertainment shows are light on actual entertainment, a surprising number of police officers have been arrested for Purple-Spotted Newt sacrifices, authorities are looking for a stool pigeon to rat out who is stealing food from pigeon toilets, and attendance of fathers at PTA meetings is at an all-time high. 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 167,562nd in the world and 312th in Forest for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -20.69 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Most Pacifist: 1,149thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,153rdSafest: 1,321stBest Weather: 1,635thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,651stMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,708thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 1,809thNicest Citizens: 1,816thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,835thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,139thMost Inclusive: 2,151stMost Income Equality: 2,196thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,508thLargest Governments: 2,899thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,239thHealthiest Citizens: 3,341stLowest Crime Rates: 3,595thMost Influential: 4,025thSmartest Citizens: 4,680thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,086thMost Cultured: 5,489thTop
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Nudest: 11,116thMost Secular: 14,210th
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Safest: 19th in the regionMost Pacifist: 24th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 26th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 30th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 33rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 33rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 35th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 37th in the region

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