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The Western Card Czar of Giovanniland

“All hail Giovanniland, the Glory of the West!” King Giovanni I

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
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Regional Influence: Truckler

Location: the West Pacific



Population3.369 billion

LeaderKing Giovanni I

CurrencyGolden Orbs

The Western Card Czar of Giovanniland is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by King Giovanni I with a fair hand, and renowned for its pith helmet sales, rampant corporate plagiarism, and state-planned economy. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 3.369 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, Administration, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Giovannistadt. The average income tax rate is 93.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Giovannilandian economy, worth a remarkable 1,141 trillion Golden 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 Information Technology, Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Gambling. 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 338,843 Golden Orbs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

People with political aspirations study how to make balloon animals, the government only invests in infrastructure after a natural disaster, both vegetables and viruses are often smuggled across the border, and pizzerias must now display shrines to the Pizza God. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Giovanniland's national animal is the Elephant, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Violetism.

Giovanniland is ranked 234,542nd in the world and 5,666th in the West Pacific for Least Corrupt Governments, with 35.13 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 2ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 195thLargest Gambling Industry: 375thMost Influential: 378thRudest Citizens: 477thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 512thHighest Poor Incomes: 630thHighest Crime Rates: 819thMost Armed: 1,136thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1,264thHighest Drug Use: 1,302ndHighest Average Incomes: 1,393rdMost Rebellious Youth: 1,467thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,640thLargest Black Market: 1,656thMost Politically Free: 1,690thMost Inclusive: 2,028thFattest Citizens: 2,145thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,196thTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 2,471stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2,530thMost Efficient Economies: 2,878thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,179thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,417thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,524thLargest Retail Industry: 3,588thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,977thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,244thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,300thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,306thLargest Governments: 4,948thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,154thMost Cultured: 5,166thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,656thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,296thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,377thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,775thSmartest Citizens: 7,057thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,366thBest Weather: 8,511thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,666thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,978thNudest: 9,571stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,598thNicest Citizens: 11,283rdTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 14,580thHighest Economic Output: 15,782ndMost Developed: 18,284th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 3rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Free: 4th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 10th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 10th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 13th in the regionRudest Citizens: 13th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 17th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 23rd in the regionMost Armed: 26th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 28th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 35th in the regionLargest Black Market: 39th in the regionFattest Citizens: 43rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 50th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 52nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 52nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 55th in the regionTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 60th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 61st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 62nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 69th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 71st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 72nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 80th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 82nd in the regionLargest Governments: 83rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 85th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 90th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 91st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 94th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 105th in the regionMost Cultured: 108th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 110th in the regionNudest: 117th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 156th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 157th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 165th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 171st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 179th in the regionBest Weather: 185th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 237th in the regionNicest Citizens: 268th in the regionTop
Most Developed: 369th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 373rd in the regionMost Stationary: 448th in the regionMost Extreme: 552nd in the region

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