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Rudest Citizens: 744thHighest Poor Incomes: 788thMost Efficient Economies: 869th
The República de San Sierra of
New York Times Democracy Corporate-Dominated Sham Democracy
Las Montañas Santas será brillados por espíritus caídos
Civil Rights
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Population6.322 billion

CapitalSanta Defensa
LeaderAritz Montemayor
FaithSanquis Catholicism

AnimalDefensan Eagle

The República de San Sierra of Shavara is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Aritz Montemayor with a fair hand, and remarkable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, anti-smoking policies, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 6.322 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 Education, Industry, 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 96.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Shavaran economy, worth a remarkable 1,979 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 extensive. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 313,190 Evirías, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Dubiously qualified Skandilundian barristers keep referring to laws as 'government guidelines', citizens ask "how many crooks could a nunchuck hook if a nun had nunchucks too?", a primitive society is being eroded as its youth flock to the modern world, and superfoods are often seen as supervillains. 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 151,837th in the world and 5,250th in The East Pacific for Most Extreme, scoring 14.05 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

Rudest Citizens: 744thHighest Poor Incomes: 788thMost Efficient Economies: 869thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,148thMost Armed: 1,324thMost Developed: 1,479thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,529thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,571stSmartest Citizens: 1,601stHighest Average Incomes: 1,832ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,916thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,919thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,956thLargest Governments: 1,981stHealthiest Citizens: 2,205thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,315thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,285thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,542ndMost Influential: 3,688thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,957thMost Cultured: 3,968thLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,146thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6,309thLowest Crime Rates: 6,441stLargest Black Market: 7,178thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,410thLargest Mining Sector: 8,370thHighest Economic Output: 8,388thMost Corrupt Governments: 9,045thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9,518thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,116thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11,028thTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,204thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 15,490thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 16,671stMost Secular: 19,112thMost Stationary: 19,531stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 20,064thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 20,649thMost Beautiful Environments: 21,352nd
Rudest Citizens: 17th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 17th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 24th in the regionMost Armed: 31st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 33rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 39th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 41st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 43rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 49th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 51st in the regionMost Developed: 51st in the regionLargest Governments: 55th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 58th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 60th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 69th in the regionTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 82nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 88th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 100th in the regionMost Cultured: 108th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 118th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 140th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 198th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 222nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 229th in the regionMost Influential: 238th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 246th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 253rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 263rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 271st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 313th in the regionMost Stationary: 318th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 330th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 356th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 391st in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 406th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 519th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 567th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 625th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 627th in the regionMost Secular: 640th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 686th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 761st in the region

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