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Mount Seymour was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 376
Least Corrupt Governments: 1,335thMost Pacifist: 1,455thSafest: 1,703rd
The Pacific Alpine Commonwealth of
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Mount Seymour

Population14.231 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 remarkable for its irreverence towards religion, punitive income tax rates, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 14.231 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 892 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 62,681 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 49,176th in the world and 184th in Forest for Most Developed, scoring 66.92 on the Human Development Index.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 1,335thMost Pacifist: 1,455thSafest: 1,703rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,120thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,180thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,189thBest Weather: 2,454thNicest Citizens: 2,589thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,596thTop
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Most Inclusive: 2,932ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,244thHighest Food Quality: 3,346thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,377thLargest Governments: 3,492ndMost Influential: 3,823rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,871stHealthiest Citizens: 4,134thLowest Crime Rates: 4,580thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,807thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,820thMost Cultured: 4,921stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,949thSmartest Citizens: 5,297thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,927thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,529thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,186thMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,361stMost Advanced Public Education: 13,860thTop
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Most Stationary: 14,888thMost Income Equality: 16,927thMost Secular: 16,967thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 22,000thLargest Populations: 22,599thLargest Publishing Industry: 23,567thHighest Economic Output: 25,853rd
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 27th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 29th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 30th in the regionMost Pacifist: 31st in the regionSafest: 33rd in the region

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