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Most Pacifist: 1,137th Least Corrupt Governments: 1,154th Safest: 1,297th
The Pacific Alpine Commonwealth of
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Mount Seymour

Population6.289 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, socially progressive nation, ruled by Prime Minister Nathaniel Gardiner with a fair hand, and renowned for its smutty television, national health service, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 6.289 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 157 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 124,396th in the world and 288th in Forest for Highest Drug Use, scoring 41.2 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

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Most Pacifist: 1,137thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,154thSafest: 1,297thBest Weather: 1,659thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,661stMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,692ndTop
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Nicest Citizens: 1,809thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,810thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,830thMost Inclusive: 2,119thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,122ndMost Income Equality: 2,286thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,499thLargest Governments: 2,909thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,272ndHealthiest Citizens: 3,340thLowest Crime Rates: 3,573rdMost Influential: 4,013thSmartest Citizens: 4,672ndMost Rebellious Youth: 5,175thMost Cultured: 5,525thTop
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Nudest: 11,154thMost Secular: 14,032nd
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Most Income Equality: 8th in the regionTop
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Safest: 19th in the regionMost Pacifist: 22nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 25th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 29th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 32nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 33rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 34th in the regionMost Inclusive: 35th in the regionNicest Citizens: 36th in the region

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