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Most Income Equality: 1,112th Most Pacifist: 1,117th Least Corrupt Governments: 1,125th
The Pacific Alpine Commonwealth of
Left-wing Utopia
Circumspice
Influence
Apprentice
Forum and Discord Sower
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Basket Case
Political Freedom
Superb

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Mount Seymour

Population5.887 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 rum-swilling pirates, anti-smoking policies, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 5.887 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 120 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 167,570th in the world and 376th in Forest for Highest Disposable Incomes, with 326.33 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Income Equality: 1,112thMost Pacifist: 1,117thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,125thSafest: 1,310thBest Weather: 1,550thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,595thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,623rdTop
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Nicest Citizens: 1,733rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,762ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,797thMost Inclusive: 2,135thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,139thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,460thLargest Governments: 2,886thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,086thHealthiest Citizens: 3,322ndLowest Crime Rates: 3,552ndMost Influential: 3,890thSmartest Citizens: 4,678thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,254thMost Cultured: 5,565thTop
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Nudest: 11,652ndMost Secular: 13,655th
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Most Income Equality: 8th in the regionSafest: 19th in the regionTop
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Most Pacifist: 23rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 25th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 27th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 30th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 31st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 31st in the regionLargest Governments: 33rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 34th in the regionMost Inclusive: 36th in the region

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