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Most Income Equality: 1,073rd Most Pacifist: 1,116th Least Corrupt Governments: 1,143rd
The Pacific Alpine Commonwealth of
Left-wing Utopia Utopia
Circumspice
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Apprentice
Forum and Discord Sower
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Basket Case
Political Freedom
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Mount Seymour

Population6.09 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, safe nation, ruled by Prime Minister Nathaniel Gardiner with a fair hand, and notable for its ban on automobiles, state-planned economy, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 6.09 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 124 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 20,395 pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Factories are regularly demolished to make way for low-cost housing areas, serial commas clarify the relationship between one's lackeys, the taxpayers, and kinsfolk, pretending to be prejudiced is a good way to get out of jury duty, and criminal rehabilitation takes place in re-education centers. 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 1,741st in the world and 34th in Forest for Nicest Citizens, with 60.1 Average Smiles Per Day.

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Most Income Equality: 1,073rdMost Pacifist: 1,116thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,143rdSafest: 1,309thBest Weather: 1,587thTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 1,622ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,645thNicest Citizens: 1,741stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,801stHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,805thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,132ndMost Inclusive: 2,166thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,464thLargest Governments: 2,894thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,062ndHealthiest Citizens: 3,298thLowest Crime Rates: 3,526thMost Influential: 3,946thSmartest Citizens: 4,686thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,177thMost Cultured: 5,534thTop
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Nudest: 10,943rdMost Secular: 13,541st
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Most Income Equality: 6th in the regionTop
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Safest: 19th in the regionMost Pacifist: 22nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 26th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 28th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 30th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 31st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 32nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 34th in the regionLargest Governments: 36th in the regionMost Inclusive: 36th in the region

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