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Most Valuable International Artwork: 20thLargest Gambling Industry: 469thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,093rd
The Western Card Czar of
Civil Rights Lovefest Brave Progressives
All hail Giovanniland!
King Giovanni I
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Giovanniland

Population1.975 billion

CapitalGiovannistadt
LeaderKing Giovanni I
FaithVioletism

CurrencyBlue Orbs
AnimalReindeer

The Western Card Czar of Giovanniland is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by King Giovanni I with a fair hand, and remarkable for its ubiquitous missile silos, absence of drug laws, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 1.975 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 81.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Giovannilandian economy, worth 480 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 243,234 Blue Orbs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Things are looking up for patients accidentally prescribed erectile dysfunction medication, funerals are often rudely interrupted by juggling clowns shouting for volunteers from the audience, sales of pregnancy testing kits are booming, and they say that Giovannilandians made a dessert and called it peace. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Giovanniland's national animal is the Reindeer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Violetism.

Giovanniland is ranked 111,889th in the world and 3,559th in the West Pacific for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 1,222.14 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 20thLargest Gambling Industry: 469thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,093rdHighest Drug Use: 1,303rdMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1,333rdRudest Citizens: 1,403rdHighest Crime Rates: 1,406thMost Influential: 1,420thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,928thTop
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Most Armed: 2,746thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,808thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2,874thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,100thMost Inclusive: 3,486thHighest Average Incomes: 3,659thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,682ndMost Subsidized Industry: 3,822ndLargest Black Market: 4,134thMost Efficient Economies: 5,138thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,466thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,534thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,605thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,751stBest Weather: 6,217thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,882ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,093rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,381stLargest Retail Industry: 7,736thNicest Citizens: 8,235thMost Cultured: 8,316thNudest: 8,452ndLargest Governments: 9,152ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,691stLargest Welfare Programs: 9,720thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,922ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10,352ndTop
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 10,561stSmartest Citizens: 11,062ndMost Corrupt Governments: 12,067thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 12,881stHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,061stMost Developed: 15,677thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 19,896th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 6th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 6th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 8th in the regionMost Influential: 21st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 25th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 31st in the regionRudest Citizens: 34th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 43rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 53rd in the regionMost Armed: 63rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 63rd in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 69th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 69th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 70th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 70th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 82nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 95th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 99th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 109th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 111th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 128th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 132nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 133rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 135th in the regionNudest: 148th in the regionBest Weather: 150th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 159th in the regionLargest Governments: 171st in the regionMost Cultured: 176th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 178th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 185th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 195th in the regionNicest Citizens: 200th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 210th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 221st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 242nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 245th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 253rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 274th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 304th in the regionTop
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Most Developed: 351st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 387th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 414th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 420th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 448th in the regionMost Stationary: 619th in the region

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