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Most Valuable International Artwork: 26thMost Rebellious Youth: 910thMost Cheerful Citizens: 966th
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Witchcraft and Sorcery

Population19.054 billion

CapitalNight Vale
LeaderMayor Cardinal
Faithnever looking back

Currencycosine
Animalmysterious hooded figure

The Little Voice In Your Head of Witchcraft and Sorcery is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Mayor Cardinal with a fair hand, and remarkable for its daily referendums, complete lack of prisons, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 19.054 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, Environment, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Night Vale. The average income tax rate is 97.7%.

The frighteningly efficient listening economy, worth a remarkable 3,112 trillion cosines a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 163,326 cosines, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Multiple polls have christened the newly-formed Filibuster Committee as "the least efficient government bureaucracy", kids are taught in schools to argue with their parents, consumption of cat memes has skyrocketed, and the minority inevitably have their addenda vetoed. 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 237,150th in the world and 8,955th in the South Pacific for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring -22.8 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 26thMost Rebellious Youth: 910thMost Cheerful Citizens: 966thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,035thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,161stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,227thMost Pacifist: 1,740thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,947thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,018thNicest Citizens: 2,024thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,243rdTop
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 2,611thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,830thMost Cultured: 2,913thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,224thBest Weather: 3,238thHighest Food Quality: 3,276thLargest Governments: 3,744thMost Devout: 3,768thMost Inclusive: 3,779thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,069thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,218thMost Efficient Economies: 4,265thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,406thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,522ndMost Developed: 4,599thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,747thHighest Economic Output: 4,961stHealthiest Citizens: 5,430thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,781stSafest: 5,861stSmartest Citizens: 6,137thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,070thMost Influential: 7,077thLargest Populations: 10,052ndHighest Average Incomes: 11,614thTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 12,244thLargest Information Technology Sector: 17,946thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 18,113thMost Politically Free: 20,467thLowest Crime Rates: 21,730th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 25th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 29th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 29th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 32nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 34th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 52nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 57th in the regionNicest Citizens: 60th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 60th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 74th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 75th in the regionMost Devout: 79th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 82nd in the regionMost Cultured: 85th in the regionLargest Populations: 89th in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 93rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 97th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 105th in the regionLargest Governments: 105th in the regionBest Weather: 111th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 118th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 126th in the regionMost Inclusive: 137th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 142nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 149th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 152nd in the regionMost Developed: 153rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 161st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 177th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 190th in the regionSafest: 194th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 195th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 208th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 303rd in the regionMost Politically Free: 363rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 382nd in the regionTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 458th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 545th in the regionNudest: 550th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 609th in the regionMost Influential: 625th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 734th in the region

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