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Rudest Citizens: 795thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,164thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,172nd
The San Sierran Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Fascists
Las Montañas Santas será brillados por espíritus caídos
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population3.704 billion

CapitalSanta Defensa
LeaderIsidoro Freixa
FaithSanquis Catholicism

AnimalHarpy Eagle

The San Sierran Republic of Shavara is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Isidoro Freixa with an even hand, and renowned for its sprawling nuclear power plants, free-roaming dinosaurs, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 3.704 billion San Sierrans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized, corrupt government prioritizes Defense, with Education, Industry, and Administration also on the agenda, while Spirituality and International Aid receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Santa Defensa. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 91.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Shavaran economy, worth a remarkable 1,171 trillion Pesetas a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 316,219 Pesetas, with the richest citizens earning 6.3 times as much as the poorest.

Michelin-star chefs are being called on to prepare menus for six-year-olds, the country is preparing for war, election results are often delayed for weeks to count the expat votes, and Isidoro Freixa's handshakes with opposition leaders usually lead to thumb wars. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Shavara's national animal is the Harpy Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Sanquis Catholicism.

Shavara is ranked 15,293rd in the world and 619th in The East Pacific for Largest Cheese Export Sector, scoring 5,017.56 on the Mozzarella Productivity Index.

Rudest Citizens: 795thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,164thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,172ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,229thMost Efficient Economies: 1,313thMost Armed: 1,443rdHighest Average Incomes: 1,532ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,638thMost Influential: 1,649thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,757thTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 1,898thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,938thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,045thMost Developed: 2,111thSmartest Citizens: 2,392ndLargest Governments: 3,006thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,037thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,080thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,260thHealthiest Citizens: 3,334thLargest Black Market: 3,385thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,633rdLargest Mining Sector: 4,115thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,262ndMost Cultured: 5,352ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5,935thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,120thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,459thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,747thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,807thTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,178thLowest Crime Rates: 9,338thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 12,709thMost Secular: 12,875thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 13,056thHighest Economic Output: 13,191stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 15,293rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,604thMost Advanced Public Transport: 17,164th
Rudest Citizens: 18th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 26th in the regionMost Armed: 27th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 27th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 31st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 35th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 38th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 41st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 42nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 44th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 51st in the regionMost Developed: 59th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 61st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 65th in the regionLargest Black Market: 68th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 70th in the regionLargest Governments: 71st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 74th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 75th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 82nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 85th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 91st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 97th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 118th in the regionMost Cultured: 130th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 152nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 170th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 175th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 178th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 182nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 196th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 230th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 246th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 370th in the regionMost Secular: 385th in the regionTop
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 401st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 414th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 473rd in the regionMost Stationary: 483rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 500th in the regionLargest Populations: 541st in the regionMost Average: 541st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 619th in the regionMost Inclusive: 706th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 722nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Shavara was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces.
  • : Shavara lodged a message on the The East Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Shavara lodged a message on the The East Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Shavara published "Constitution of the Republic of San Sierra (W.I.P.)" (Factbook: Legislation).
  • : Following new legislation in Shavara, Isidoro Freixa's handshakes with opposition leaders usually lead to thumb wars.
  • : Following new legislation in Shavara, election results are often delayed for weeks to count the expat votes.
  • : Following new legislation in Shavara, the country is preparing for war.
  • : Following new legislation in Shavara, Michelin-star chefs are being called on to prepare menus for six-year-olds.
  • : Following new legislation in Shavara, the government seizes all major gold finds.
  • : Shavara lodged a message on the The East Pacific Regional Message Board.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 129 » Socialist Holy American Empire, H-Zhena, A Slanted Black Stripe, Dreamersistan, British Calradia, Roissyland, Arkantis, Am Echad, United China Nation, Peatiktist, Asendavia, Wiranath, Talitoa, Axdel, Kagorg Bra Corna, Shinnokawa, Arpino, Squid Ruinosa, Terrabis-Seran, Ruso-Germania, Valdwall, Chols Worithopia, Osterreich und Ungarn, Hizuru, Pakitsk, Amjedia, Brotherland, Rhealaliit, The Holy Utopian Republic, Kampf Empire, The Angel of Charity, Republic of Berzerkistan, Neruch, Bortalandet, Indrapore, Chria Deau, The United Asian Republics, Kilkire, BearStackof2015, Chile-Paraguay, Stellar Colonies, Just Vale 2, The Cult of the Great Cthulhu, Atlia Sonis, Enlil, Euricanis, The Death Syndicate, Goodnamesarerare, CheeseBurrito, The Southern Isles of Dreyse, and 79 others.Headpat Central, Gorbastan, The United Neo American Union, Brethren, Plazland, Solestia, Kangarawa, Ayaupia, VW53Aland, Liberstankonia, Rakshuland, Libertanny, Stanisiti, Constructbegin, Western Pakistan, Kyrtizhan, Akorial, Grossvietnam, ImperFeudal, United Ireland U I, Matdor, The Green Blade, La xinga, Sericena, Magosconity, ArenaC, Khiralia, Great Algerstonia, New Leganes, New Maiya, Rage Mage, Danelaw Scandinavia, Zukchiva, Firenation91, Servants of Gizmo, Rhineheart, Nazagully, Wallenburg, Ramaeus, Marrabuk, Restoration of Eastern Kaiserreich, Dragons Blood, Vultuca, Kyrloth, Karatol-Advenra, Tawuse, Outer Verron Swicia Islands, Someseni, Under Upper Antartica, Under Sea Desert, Iodinia, Aanlik, Bliacor, The Militarius Imperium, Tretrid, New Bradenia Ghost, Ridann, The Empire of Rijelv, Sunsistan, Martonica, One Green Nation, INTJ for life, Wutroeburg, Meddacah, Oofery, The Romanum Legio, Arkalarius, Evrigenis, Rainbow Vests, Bearclawlandia, Galve, Eagas, Dratava, Bharatewa, Montagne Blanc de Saint George, Morrowine, Adolanta, Merlovich, and Interdimensional Waifus.

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