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Rudest Citizens: 602ndHighest Poor Incomes: 793rdMost Efficient Economies: 816th
The San Sierran Republic of
New York Times Democracy Corporate-Dominated Sham Democracy
Las Montañas Santas será brillados por espíritus caídos
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population5.158 billion

CapitalSanta Defensa
LeaderEsteban Villacrés
FaithSanquis Catholicism

AnimalDefensan Eagle

The San Sierran Republic of Shavara is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Esteban Villacrés with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, ubiquitous missile silos, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 5.158 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, with Industry, Education, and Administration also on the agenda. 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 1,704 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 330,436 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 139,697th in the world and 5,733rd in The East Pacific for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring 58.05 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

Rudest Citizens: 602ndHighest Poor Incomes: 793rdMost Efficient Economies: 816thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,131stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,210thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,251stMost Armed: 1,269thMost Developed: 1,441stHighest Average Incomes: 1,460thSmartest Citizens: 1,603rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,676thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,782ndLongest Average Lifespans: 1,842ndMost Subsidized Industry: 1,881stLargest Governments: 2,007thHealthiest Citizens: 2,193rdTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 2,541stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,665thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,907thMost Influential: 3,059thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,275thMost Cultured: 3,869thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,254thLargest Black Market: 4,603rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6,068thLargest Mining Sector: 6,357thLowest Crime Rates: 6,493rdMost Advanced Public Education: 6,529thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,089thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,171stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8,461stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,021stHighest Economic Output: 9,299thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 10,072ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 11,185thTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,671stMost Secular: 17,799thLargest Retail Industry: 19,053rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19,300thMost Stationary: 21,448th
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: 29th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 30th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 32nd in the regionMost Developed: 39th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 41st in the regionLargest Governments: 45th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 47th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 48th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 50th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 53rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 64th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 65th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 75th in the regionTop
Most Cultured: 97th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 112th in the regionLargest Black Market: 133rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 139th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 145th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 151st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 160th in the regionMost Influential: 171st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 171st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 177th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 184th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 185th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 276th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 280th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 284th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 308th in the regionMost Stationary: 392nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 429th in the regionLargest Populations: 446th in the regionTop
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 511th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 576th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 591st in the regionMost Secular: 613th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 699th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 873rd in the region

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