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The San Sierran Republic of Shavara

“Las Montañas Santas será brillados por espíritus caídos”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: The East Pacific



Population4.671 billion

CapitalSanta Defensa
LeaderMartín Espinar
FaithSanquis Catholicism

AnimalDefensan Eagle

The San Sierran Republic of Shavara is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Martín Espinar with a fair hand, and remarkable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, irreverence towards religion, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 4.671 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 Industry, Education, 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 95.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Shavaran economy, worth a remarkable 1,567 trillion Pesetas a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Tourism. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 335,649 Pesetas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Meteorologists are instantly recognizable from their luxury cars and jewelry, there is a growing belief that consciousness is a simulated illusion within a computer-generated reality, the national anthem is considered broadly offensive to those who don't believe in Sanquis Catholicism, and only the rich can afford the latest medical innovations. 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 8,416th in the world and 193rd in The East Pacific for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring 6,608.13 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Rudest Citizens: 623rdMost Efficient Economies: 830thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,063rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,064thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,116thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,182ndMost Armed: 1,269thHighest Average Incomes: 1,368thMost Developed: 1,504thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,549thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,564thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,628thSmartest Citizens: 1,652ndLongest Average Lifespans: 1,996thTop
Largest Governments: 2,093rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,266thHealthiest Citizens: 2,330thMost Influential: 2,341stLargest Publishing Industry: 2,763rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,815thLargest Black Market: 3,749thMost Cultured: 4,132ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,440thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,498thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,307thLargest Mining Sector: 5,424thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,136thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6,203rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,911thLowest Crime Rates: 6,989thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,579thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 8,416thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,601stHighest Economic Output: 10,010thTop
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 12,123rdLargest Retail Industry: 15,601stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,093rdMost Secular: 17,282ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 18,858th
Rudest Citizens: 15th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 16th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 23rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 26th in the regionMost Armed: 27th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 30th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 31st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 32nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 38th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 39th in the regionMost Developed: 44th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 45th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 49th in the regionLargest Governments: 50th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 55th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 55th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 68th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 73rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 79th in the regionTop
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 102nd in the regionMost Cultured: 102nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 113th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 117th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 126th in the regionMost Influential: 127th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 160th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 162nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 167th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 182nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 193rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 208th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 250th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 253rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 404th in the regionMost Stationary: 418th in the regionTop
Largest Retail Industry: 475th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 475th in the regionLargest Populations: 488th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 532nd in the regionMost Secular: 585th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 635th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 713th in the regionMost Inclusive: 863rd in the region

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