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Most Valuable International Artwork: 159thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,814thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,969th
The Storage of
Father Knows Best State
Card Farming is the way!
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Shoeshiner
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Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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GiovanniCards

Population3.131 billion

CapitalCard Cathedral
LeaderGio the Card Farmer
FaithCard Farming

CurrencyCard
AnimalFarmer

The Storage of GiovanniCards is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Gio the Card Farmer with an iron fist, and renowned for its ban on automobiles, daily referendums, and disturbing lack of elderly people. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 3.131 billion Card Farmers are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Industry, and Education are also considered important. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Card Cathedral. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 67.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Card Farmer economy, worth 444 trillion Cards a year, is fairly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Woodchip Exports, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 142,108 Cards, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 469,870 per year while the poor average 32,129, a ratio of 14.6 to 1.

The "boy who cried wolf" policy makes sick people reluctant to call an ambulance, travelers are subject to extensive searches if beet stains are visible on their clothing, business is banging at no-tell motels, and knitters are arrested for carrying needles in their bags. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. GiovanniCards's national animal is the Farmer, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Card Farming.

GiovanniCards is ranked 237,194th in the world and 619th in Giovanniland for Most Secular, with 6.49 Atheism Rate.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 159thTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,814thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,969thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,048thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,660thMost Devout: 6,927thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,187thLargest Insurance Industry: 7,352ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,260thLargest Black Market: 8,327thLargest Mining Sector: 9,052ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9,389thMost Corrupt Governments: 10,150thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,503rdTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 13,182ndHighest Average Incomes: 16,116thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 16,472ndLargest Welfare Programs: 22,163rdLowest Crime Rates: 22,620thLargest Governments: 22,958th
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 5th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6th in the regionLargest Populations: 6th in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7th in the regionLargest Governments: 7th in the regionMost Devout: 10th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 11th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 14th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 19th in the regionRudest Citizens: 26th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 28th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 28th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 30th in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 52nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 56th in the region

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