by Max Barry

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Rudest Citizens: 612thHighest Poor Incomes: 794thMost Efficient Economies: 817th
The San Sierran Republic of
New York Times Democracy
Las Montañas Santas será brillados por espíritus caídos
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population5.139 billion

CapitalSanta Defensa
LeaderEsteban Villacrés
FaithSanquis Catholicism

AnimalDefensan Eagle

The San Sierran Republic of Shavara is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Esteban Villacrés with a fair hand, and remarkable for its compulsory military service, pith helmet sales, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 5.139 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 Industry, Education, 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 95.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Shavaran economy, worth a remarkable 1,697 trillion Evirías a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 330,283 Evirías, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Funerals are often rudely interrupted by juggling clowns shouting for volunteers from the audience, road signs are getting harder to read under layers of knitted woolen cardigans, blackface performers claim they are being deliberately ironic, and East Lebatuckese astronauts' favorite game during downtime on the Multinational Space Station is 'I Spy'. 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 794th in the world and 22nd in The East Pacific for Highest Poor Incomes, with 240,637.89 Standard Monetary Units.

Rudest Citizens: 612thHighest Poor Incomes: 794thMost Efficient Economies: 817thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,131stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,199thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,241stMost Armed: 1,269thMost Developed: 1,445thHighest Average Incomes: 1,456thSmartest Citizens: 1,604thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,678thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,781stLongest Average Lifespans: 1,841stMost Subsidized Industry: 1,873rdLargest Governments: 2,009thHealthiest Citizens: 2,196thTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 2,536thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,647thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,911thMost Influential: 3,082ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,281stMost Cultured: 3,868thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,263rdLargest Black Market: 4,593rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6,036thLargest Mining Sector: 6,325thLowest Crime Rates: 6,489thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,542ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,062ndMost Corrupt Governments: 8,142ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8,438thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,058thHighest Economic Output: 9,328thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 10,109thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 11,162ndTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,696thMost Secular: 17,788thLargest Retail Industry: 19,057thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19,336thMost Stationary: 21,489th
Most Efficient Economies: 14th in the regionRudest Citizens: 15th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 22nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 24th in the regionMost Armed: 28th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 30th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 30th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 32nd in the regionMost Developed: 39th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 42nd in the regionLargest Governments: 46th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 47th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 48th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 50th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 52nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 64th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 68th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 76th in the regionTop
Most Cultured: 97th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 113th in the regionLargest Black Market: 133rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 143rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 147th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 148th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 163rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 170th in the regionMost Influential: 173rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 178th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 179th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 186th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 279th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 282nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 285th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 307th in the regionMost Stationary: 392nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 424th in the regionLargest Populations: 446th in the regionTop
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 523rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 573rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 586th in the regionMost Secular: 608th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 697th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 877th in the region

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