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Most Rebellious Youth: 1,263rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,310thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,637th
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Witchcraft and Sorcery

Population17.023 billion

CapitalNight Vale
LeaderMayor Cardinal
Faithnever looking back

Currencycosine
Animalmysterious hooded figure

The Sleeping Giant Inn of Witchcraft and Sorcery is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Mayor Cardinal with a fair hand, and remarkable for its smutty television, keen interest in outer space, and daily referendums. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 17.023 billion listeners hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Night Vale. The average income tax rate is 94.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Witchcraft and Sorceryian economy, worth a remarkable 2,237 trillion cosines a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Information Technology. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 131,417 cosines, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The Witchcraft and Sorceryian Intelligence Agency relies on internet search engines to know what is happening overseas, there's never enough space in space, chickens frolic freely on swings and roundabouts in Night Vale's playgrounds, and not many kids know Shakespeare's Hamlet but most of them have seen unofficial sequel Hamlet III - The Search For Osric. Crime is totally unknown. Witchcraft and Sorcery's national animal is the mysterious hooded figure, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is never looking back.

Witchcraft and Sorcery is ranked 23,224th in the world and 877th in the South Pacific for Safest, scoring 111.14 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

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Most Rebellious Youth: 1,263rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,310thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,637thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,879thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,239thTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 3,039thNicest Citizens: 3,779thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,851stMost Cultured: 4,144thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,381stMost Pacifist: 4,838thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,426thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,571stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,697thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,834thMost Devout: 6,031stLongest Average Lifespans: 6,773rdHighest Economic Output: 6,777thBest Weather: 7,036thMost Developed: 7,107thLargest Governments: 7,187thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,196thHealthiest Citizens: 7,257thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,002ndLargest Publishing Industry: 8,595thSmartest Citizens: 9,812thMost Inclusive: 10,307thLargest Populations: 10,518thNudest: 10,540thMost Efficient Economies: 10,541stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,569thTop
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Most Influential: 11,902ndHighest Poor Incomes: 12,509thHighest Average Incomes: 19,247thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 20,111thMost Scientifically Advanced: 22,700th
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Most Rebellious Youth: 39th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 40th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 41st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 53rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 58th in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 89th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 109th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 112th in the regionMost Cultured: 126th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 127th in the regionNicest Citizens: 136th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 159th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 173rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 179th in the regionMost Devout: 180th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 180th in the regionLargest Governments: 194th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 196th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 205th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 224th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 225th in the regionMost Developed: 233rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 235th in the regionBest Weather: 239th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 240th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 270th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 300th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 308th in the regionNudest: 343rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 370th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 399th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 405th in the regionTop
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Most Extensive Civil Rights: 441st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 507th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 563rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 666th in the regionMost Politically Free: 728th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 742nd in the regionMost Influential: 782nd in the region

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