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Giovanniland

Population2.156 billion

CapitalGiovannistadt
LeaderKing Giovanni I
FaithVioletism

CurrencyBlue Orbs
AnimalElephant

The Western Card Czar of Giovanniland is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by King Giovanni I with a fair hand, and notable for its daily referendums, rampant corporate plagiarism, and pith helmet sales. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 2.156 billion Giovannilandians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, corrupt, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Giovannistadt. The average income tax rate is 83.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Giovannilandian economy, worth 521 trillion Blue Orbs a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched black market in Tourism, Information Technology, Gambling, and Arms Manufacturing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 241,831 Blue Orbs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

The amount welfare recipients spend on fertilizer has exploded, the sidewalk is used as an overtaking lane by city drivers, every spring railroad foundations erode to reveal human remains, and being King Giovanni I has been voted one of the top ten most dangerous jobs. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Giovanniland's national animal is the Elephant, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Violetism.

Giovanniland is ranked 133,770th in the world and 3,654th in the West Pacific for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -2 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 10thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 219thLargest Gambling Industry: 478thRudest Citizens: 790thMost Influential: 1,118thHighest Crime Rates: 1,275thHighest Drug Use: 1,299thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1,319thTop
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 2,102ndMost Armed: 2,322ndMost Rebellious Youth: 2,788thMost Inclusive: 3,173rdHighest Poor Incomes: 3,416thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,637thHighest Average Incomes: 3,694thLargest Black Market: 4,131stMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,158thMost Efficient Economies: 4,393rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5,192ndMost Advanced Public Education: 5,541stMost Beautiful Environments: 5,579thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,051stLargest Publishing Industry: 6,287thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,730thBest Weather: 6,818thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,020thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,159thLargest Retail Industry: 7,486thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,590thMost Cultured: 7,772ndLargest Governments: 8,381stNudest: 8,717thNicest Citizens: 9,202ndLargest Welfare Programs: 9,916thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,216thTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 10,399thSmartest Citizens: 11,415thMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,543rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,564thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 12,179thMost Corrupt Governments: 12,401stMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,913thMost Developed: 16,191stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18,673rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 18,867th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 8th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 8th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 8th in the regionMost Influential: 15th in the regionRudest Citizens: 23rd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 30th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 44th in the regionMost Armed: 53rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 55th in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 60th in the regionLargest Black Market: 69th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 78th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 81st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 83rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 84th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 94th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 99th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 105th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 128th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 129th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 129th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 132nd in the regionNudest: 136th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 148th in the regionLargest Governments: 158th in the regionBest Weather: 161st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 165th in the regionMost Cultured: 170th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 173rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 182nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 186th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 201st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 208th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 209th in the regionNicest Citizens: 227th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 237th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 248th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 262nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 291st in the regionTop
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 303rd in the regionMost Politically Free: 366th in the regionMost Developed: 374th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 398th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 400th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 417th in the region

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