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The Grand Empire of San Gavino

“Cairdeas, Grá, Dílseacht”

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific


San Gavino

Population3.229 billion

LeaderEl Jefe


The Grand Empire of San Gavino is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by El Jefe with an iron fist, and renowned for its free-roaming dinosaurs, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 3.229 billion Gavinoans are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Industry, Education, and Law & Order are also considered important, while International Aid and Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ironmont. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 64.0%.

The frighteningly efficient San Gavinoan economy, worth 515 trillion Crowns a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 159,788 Crowns, with the richest citizens earning 6.7 times as much as the poorest.

Sheep-like political loyalists repeat the mantra "one wheel bad, three wheels good", government officials are held to the highest standard of morality, employers may fire workers without giving any reason, and disadvantaged neighbourhoods have become no-go areas after sundown. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. San Gavino's national animal is the Charger, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Christianity.

San Gavino is ranked 11,513th in the world and 536th in The North Pacific for Highest Average Incomes, with 159,788.4 Standard Monetary Units.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 759thMost Influential: 1,049thTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 4,309thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,474thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,281stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,676thMost Devout: 6,456thLargest Agricultural Sector: 7,012thTop
Most Efficient Economies: 11,194thHighest Average Incomes: 11,513thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11,792ndLargest Black Market: 11,869thMost Developed: 12,137thLargest Publishing Industry: 12,654thLargest Retail Industry: 13,013thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,700thLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,831stLargest Governments: 15,269thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,379thMost Corrupt Governments: 17,360thSmartest Citizens: 18,102ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 18,340thMost Cultured: 18,633rdLongest Average Lifespans: 20,052nd
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 200th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 214th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 216th in the regionMost Devout: 252nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 304th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 387th in the regionMost Influential: 408th in the regionLargest Black Market: 439th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 445th in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 493rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 536th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 576th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 621st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 640th in the regionMost Developed: 671st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 700th in the regionLargest Governments: 721st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 725th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 739th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 765th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 790th in the regionMost Armed: 851st in the regionMost Cultured: 898th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 921st in the region

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