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Rudest Citizens: 630thMost Efficient Economies: 856thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,054th
The San Sierran Republic of
New York Times Democracy
Las Montañas Santas será brillados por espíritus caídos
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Population4.651 billion

CapitalSanta Defensa
LeaderMartín Espinar
FaithSanquis Catholicism

AnimalDefensan Eagle

The San Sierran Republic of Shavara is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Martín Espinar with a fair hand, and remarkable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, pith helmet sales, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 4.651 billion San Sierrans enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized, corrupt government prioritizes Defense, although Education, Industry, and Administration are also considered important. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Santa Defensa. The average income tax rate is 95.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Shavaran economy, worth a remarkable 1,561 trillion Pesetas a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Tourism. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 335,634 Pesetas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Captains must wait until all rats are safe before jumping ship, hedge fund managers are diversifying into herbaceous borders, the realistic depiction of tentacles is on the core syllabus of most art schools, and sales of pregnancy testing kits are booming. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Shavara's national animal is the Defensan Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Sanquis Catholicism.

Shavara is ranked 6,916th in the world and 177th in The East Pacific for Lowest Crime Rates, with 100.85 Law-abiding Acts Per Hour.

Rudest Citizens: 630thMost Efficient Economies: 856thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,054thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,057thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,114thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,206thMost Armed: 1,275thHighest Average Incomes: 1,372ndMost Developed: 1,521stLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,606thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,618thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,620thSmartest Citizens: 1,664thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,025thTop
Largest Governments: 2,118thLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,224thMost Influential: 2,298thHealthiest Citizens: 2,377thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,729thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,755thLargest Black Market: 3,700thMost Cultured: 4,130thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,383rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,527thLargest Mining Sector: 5,376thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,748thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6,105thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,112thLowest Crime Rates: 6,916thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,956thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,553rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 8,287thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,586thHighest Economic Output: 10,060thTop
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 12,111thLargest Retail Industry: 15,913thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,003rdMost Secular: 17,235thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 18,742nd
Rudest Citizens: 15th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 16th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 23rd in the regionMost Armed: 26th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 26th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 30th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 30th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 32nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 38th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 40th in the regionMost Developed: 45th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 46th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 50th in the regionLargest Governments: 50th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 55th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 56th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 68th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 69th in the regionLargest Black Market: 77th in the regionTop
Most Cultured: 100th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 102nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 113th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 115th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 124th in the regionMost Influential: 125th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 159th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 161st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 169th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 177th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 191st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 202nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 243rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 253rd in the regionMost Stationary: 418th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 428th in the regionTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 462nd in the regionLargest Populations: 481st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 493rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 524th in the regionMost Secular: 582nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 631st in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 704th in the regionMost Inclusive: 812th in the region

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