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The Republic of San Montagna

“Deus Vult” Prime Minister Giorgio Cavallo

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Some

Regional Influence: Duckspeaker

Location: The Western Isles

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San Montagna

Population6.307 billion

CapitalSabazio
LeaderPrime Minister Giorgio Cavallo
FaithCatholicism

CurrencyLire
AnimalCool animal

The Republic of San Montagna is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Prime Minister Giorgio Cavallo with an even hand, and remarkable for its compulsory military service, parental licensing program, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, humorless, devout population of 6.307 billion San Montagnans are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sabazio. The average income tax rate is 55.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient San Montagnan economy, worth a remarkable 1,498 trillion Lires a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 237,660 Lires, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.0 times as much as the poorest.

Signs at the border tell international drivers where they can put their cars, the people elect the Supreme Court justices directly, murderers frequently escape punishment by claiming they were protecting their honour, and the new one Lire coin also makes a handy throwing-star. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. San Montagna's national animal is the Cool animal, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Catholicism.

San Montagna is ranked 10,018th in the world and 30th in The Western Isles for Most Developed, scoring 89.76 on the Human Development Index.

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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 278thLargest Agricultural Sector: 325thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 819thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,134thMost Influential: 1,268thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,601stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,950thTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,168thLargest Black Market: 2,228thMost Devout: 2,792ndMost Armed: 3,432ndHighest Average Incomes: 3,890thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,231stHighest Poor Incomes: 4,637thHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,760thHealthiest Citizens: 6,199thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,670thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,121stBest Weather: 8,314thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,403rdLargest Mining Sector: 8,544thLowest Crime Rates: 9,484thMost Efficient Economies: 9,528thMost Developed: 10,018thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 10,575thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,940thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,211thMost Beautiful Environments: 11,739thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,915thMost Valuable International Artwork: 12,784thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,379thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15,664thSmartest Citizens: 16,372ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,869thMost Stationary: 17,290thLargest Insurance Industry: 17,351stLargest Governments: 17,681stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 19,703rd
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 4th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5th in the regionMost Devout: 8th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 8th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 8th in the regionTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 9th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10th in the regionMost Armed: 10th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 12th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 15th in the regionMost Influential: 15th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 15th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 16th in the region

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