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The San Sierran Republic of Shavara

“ˇViva la Unión!”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Average

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: The East Pacific

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Shavara

Population2.799 billion

CapitalSanta Defensa
LeaderUmberto Tejedor
FaithSanquis de Caelo Christianity

CurrencyPesetas
AnimalHarpy Eagle

The San Sierran Republic of Shavara is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Umberto Tejedor with an even hand, and notable for its pith helmet sales, unlimited-speed roads, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 2.799 billion San Sierrans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized, corrupt government prioritizes Defense, although Industry, Education, and Administration are also considered important, while Spirituality isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Santa Defensa. The average income tax rate is 82.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Shavaran economy, worth 774 trillion Pesetas a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 276,759 Pesetas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Families waiting for delayed pipe installations hope daily for rain, truth is often impossible to tell from fiction on the evening news, the nation is committed to nuclear rearmament, and airplane passengers who purchase "basic economy" tickets are often assigned seats in the lavatory. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Shavara's national animal is the Harpy Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Sanquis de Caelo Christianity.

Shavara is ranked 9,989th in the world and 271st in The East Pacific for Longest Average Lifespans, with 86.02 Years.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,294thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,418thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,448thTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 1,571stHighest Poor Incomes: 1,601stMost Influential: 1,730thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,094thHighest Average Incomes: 2,116thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,664thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,953rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,953rdRudest Citizens: 3,044thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,059thLargest Black Market: 3,765thSmartest Citizens: 4,142ndLargest Mining Sector: 4,454thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,590thMost Developed: 4,788thLargest Governments: 4,885thHealthiest Citizens: 5,243rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6,365thMost Armed: 6,614thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6,963rdMost Corrupt Governments: 7,116thTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8,951stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9,356thMost Efficient Economies: 9,654thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,989thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 10,002ndMost Cultured: 10,057thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,158thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,383rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 11,495thMost Secular: 12,369thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,656thLowest Crime Rates: 14,277th
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 23rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 27th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 30th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 32nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 42nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 43rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 44th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 48th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 58th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 64th in the regionLargest Black Market: 66th in the regionRudest Citizens: 70th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 72nd in the regionMost Influential: 99th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 101st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 104th in the regionLargest Governments: 112th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 114th in the regionMost Developed: 133rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 137th in the regionMost Armed: 140th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 150th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 195th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 199th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 200th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 205th in the regionMost Cultured: 243rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 257th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 259th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 266th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 271st in the regionTop
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 284th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 302nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 337th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 371st in the regionMost Secular: 384th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 386th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 442nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 522nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 534th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 122 » Fedele, Socialist Holy American Empire, Ravendi, H-Zhena, A Slanted Black Stripe, Dreamersistan, Aelitia, British Calradia, Marrico, Roissyland, The Happian Union, Arkantis, Am Echad, United China Nation, Merlovich, East Malaysia, Peatiktist, Asendavia, Verketa, Wiranath, Talitoa, Axdel, Kagorg Bra Corna, Shinnokawa, Arpino, Squid Ruinosa, Fraxhemark, Terrabis-Seran, Ruso-Germania, Valdwall, Davelands, Chols Worithopia, Osterreich und Ungarn, Hizuru, Pakitsk, Amjedia, Brotherland, Rhealaliit, The Anarchy Republic of Slaanesh, Bachtendekuppen, The Holy Utopian Republic, Guthra, Kampf Empire, The Angel of Charity, Perpetuam, Republic of Berzerkistan, Neruch, Danesopia, Bortalandet, Devlon, and 72 others.Indrapore, Chria Deau, The United Asian Republics, Kilkire, BearStackof2015, Arberinopolis, Janoobi Jazair, United Edwards, Chile-Paraguay, Stellar Colonies, Just Vale 2, Todd McCloud, The Cult of the Great Cthulhu, Atlia Sonis, Enlil, Vultuca, Justice-Becoming, Kingdom of Pars, Euricanis, The Death Syndicate, Goodnamesarerare, CheeseBurrito, VoyKovie, Memostan, The Southern Isles of Dreyse, Tiransia, Headpat Central, Renovatio de Imperium Coreanum, Gorbastan, The United Neo American Union, Brethren, Plazland, Solestia, Kangarawa, 7-5, Dreshand, Thekingdomofmatthew, Staynes, Ayaupia, VW53Aland, Liberstankonia, Lerasi, Rakshuland, Libertanny, Unity for NS, Lazadian, Escade, Analon, Stanisiti, Bantan, Constructbegin, Western Pakistan, Kyrtizhan, Akorial, Grossvietnam, Indovinesia, Marrabuk, ImperFeudal, United Ireland U I, Tivinter, Encurage, Matdor, Tennessian, The Green Blade, South East Charmaracapa, La xinga, Sans Sense, Sericena, Magosconity, ArenaC, Mossy-Oak, and RovaMittala.

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