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Mount Seymour was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 376
Least Corrupt Governments: 1,333rdMost Pacifist: 1,457thSafest: 1,694th
The Pacific Alpine Commonwealth of
Left-wing Utopia
Circumspice
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Weak
Political Freedom
Superb

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Mount Seymour

Population14.2 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 gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Prime Minister Nathaniel Gardiner with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, ban on automobiles, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 14.2 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 98.5%.

The large but sluggish Seymourian economy, worth 890 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 62,692 pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A common response to government PSAs is "well, DUH, obviously", the new national campaign exhorts men to "Show Some Class - Don't Sit On Your Ass", angry citizens complain that there isn't enough geographical diversity on the new banknotes, and the banshee wail foretells skies of death. 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 121,605th in the world and 225th in Forest for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 73.02 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 1,333rdMost Pacifist: 1,457thSafest: 1,694thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,123rdMost Beautiful Environments: 2,173rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,195thBest Weather: 2,454thNicest Citizens: 2,588thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,600thTop
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Most Inclusive: 2,926thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,237thHighest Food Quality: 3,350thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,382ndLargest Governments: 3,504thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,766thMost Influential: 3,874thHealthiest Citizens: 4,142ndLowest Crime Rates: 4,562ndMost Rebellious Youth: 4,811thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,820thMost Cultured: 4,928thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,942ndSmartest Citizens: 5,316thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,944thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,558thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,183rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,281stMost Advanced Public Education: 13,863rdTop
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Most Stationary: 14,928thMost Income Equality: 16,772ndMost Secular: 16,983rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 22,083rdLargest Populations: 22,656thLargest Publishing Industry: 23,529thHighest Economic Output: 25,891st
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 26th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 29th in the regionSafest: 30th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 31st in the regionMost Pacifist: 31st in the region

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