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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,209thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,154thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4,454th
The Storage of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Card Farming is the way!
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GiovanniCards

Population1.864 billion

CapitalCard Cathedral
LeaderGio the Card Farmer
FaithCard Farming

CurrencyCard
AnimalFarmer

The Storage of GiovanniCards is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Gio the Card Farmer with an iron fist, and notable for its avant-garde cinema, digital currency, and enslaved workforce. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 1.864 billion Card Farmers are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Card Cathedral. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 55.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Card Farmer economy, worth 234 trillion Cards 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 a large, well-organized, fairly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Woodchip Exports, Uranium Mining, and Automobile 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 impressive 125,610 Cards, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 635,012 per year while the poor average 13,817, a ratio of 46.0 to 1.

Gio the Card Farmer is considering changing the Card Farmer flag to one with more glitter, deli patrons examine their roast beef for undetonated explosives, foreign leaders' Twitcher accounts are monitored for potential threats to national security, and the family summer vacation has become a thing of the past following the introduction of the year-round school year. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. GiovanniCards's national animal is the Farmer, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Card Farming.

GiovanniCards is ranked 42,250th in the world and 1st in Giovanniland for Most Influential, scoring 624 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,209thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,154thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4,454thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,757thMost Devout: 6,669thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,739thLargest Insurance Industry: 7,697thLargest Mining Sector: 9,636thLargest Black Market: 10,017thMost Corrupt Governments: 10,447thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,641stTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 11,595thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,611thMost Subsidized Industry: 13,311thMost Valuable International Artwork: 13,871stMost Avoided: 17,385thMost Efficient Economies: 17,400thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 17,555thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 19,559thHighest Average Incomes: 20,501st
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionTop
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Largest Insurance Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 4th in the regionMost Devout: 4th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5th in the regionLargest Populations: 5th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 9th in the regionTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 16th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 18th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 18th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 18th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 19th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 20th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : GiovanniCards was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : GiovanniCards added the tag "Trading Cards" to Giovanniland.
  • : GiovanniCards was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces.
  • : Following new legislation in GiovanniCards, the family summer vacation has become a thing of the past following the introduction of the year-round school year.
  • : Following new legislation in GiovanniCards, foreign leaders' Twitcher accounts are monitored for potential threats to national security.
  • : Following new legislation in GiovanniCards, deli patrons examine their roast beef for undetonated explosives.
  • : Following new legislation in GiovanniCards, Gio the Card Farmer is considering changing the Card Farmer flag to one with more glitter.
  • : Following new legislation in GiovanniCards, nouveau riche farmers diligently take care of their golden calf herds.
  • : Following new legislation in GiovanniCards, local government operates tolls on every village road.
  • : Following new legislation in GiovanniCards, the elderly are killed softly with a song.

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