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The Western Card Czar of Giovanniland

“All hail Giovanniland!” King Giovanni I

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
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Economy:
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Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: the West Pacific

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Giovanniland

Population2.162 billion

CapitalGiovannistadt
LeaderKing Giovanni I
FaithVioletism

CurrencyBlue Orbs
AnimalElephant

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 keen interest in outer space, ubiquitous missile silos, and smutty television. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 2.162 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 83.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Giovannilandian economy, worth 524 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 242,563 Blue Orbs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Teenagers across the country are celebrating the defeat of a national curfew bill, groups of government workers are declared protected tribes if they venture too deep into the Capitol, the nation's universities are often mistaken for foreign embassies, and people often get liposuction to reduce their air fares. 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 101,027th in the world and 2,616th in the West Pacific for Fattest Citizens, with 9.93 Obesity Rate.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 10thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 211thLargest Gambling Industry: 477thRudest Citizens: 791stMost Influential: 1,102ndHighest Crime Rates: 1,245thHighest Drug Use: 1,301stMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1,321stTop
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 2,093rdMost Armed: 2,314thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,783rdMost Inclusive: 3,114thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,438thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,641stHighest Average Incomes: 3,684thLargest Black Market: 4,132ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,160thMost Efficient Economies: 4,395thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5,293rdMost Beautiful Environments: 5,459thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,552ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,055thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,282ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,730thBest Weather: 6,810thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,836thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,148thLargest Retail Industry: 7,497thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,590thMost Cultured: 7,774thLargest Governments: 8,378thNudest: 8,712thNicest Citizens: 9,200thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,919thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,212thTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 10,396thSmartest Citizens: 11,414thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,549thMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,719thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 12,061stMost Corrupt Governments: 12,388thMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,892ndMost Developed: 16,195thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18,652ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 18,909th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 8th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 8th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 8th in the regionMost Influential: 15th in the regionRudest Citizens: 23rd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 28th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 43rd in the regionMost Armed: 52nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 55th in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 61st in the regionLargest Black Market: 69th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 79th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 82nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 84th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 84th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 95th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 100th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 106th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 128th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 131st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 132nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 133rd in the regionNudest: 136th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 148th in the regionLargest Governments: 160th in the regionBest Weather: 162nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 166th in the regionMost Cultured: 170th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 172nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 182nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 187th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 204th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 208th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 212th in the regionNicest Citizens: 227th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 238th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 244th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 264th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 291st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 312th in the regionMost Politically Free: 362nd in the regionMost Developed: 374th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 400th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 401st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 419th in the region

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