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Most Valuable International Artwork: 21stLargest Gambling Industry: 478thHighest Drug Use: 1,286th
The Canadian Kingdom of
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All hail Giovanniland!
King Giovanni I
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Population1.92 billion

LeaderKing Giovanni I

CurrencyBlue Orbs

The Canadian Kingdom of Giovanniland is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by King Giovanni I with a fair hand, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, absence of drug laws, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 1.92 billion Giovannilandians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, corrupt, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Giovannistadt. The average income tax rate is 81.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Giovannilandian economy, worth 466 trillion Blue Orbs 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched black market in Tourism, Information Technology, Gambling, and Arms 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 amazing 242,995 Blue Orbs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

It's rare to find an unchewed pencil, cyber-crime and tin-foil hat sales are both increasing at record rates, nouveau riche farmers diligently take care of their golden calf herds, and getting an infected tattoo is considered a rite of passage in Giovanniland. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Giovanniland's national animal is the Reindeer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Violetism.

Giovanniland is ranked 5,670th in the world and 159th in the West Pacific for Largest Information Technology Sector, scoring 35,824.4 on the Fann-Boi Productivity Index.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 21stLargest Gambling Industry: 478thHighest Drug Use: 1,286thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1,300thMost Influential: 1,316thRudest Citizens: 1,382ndHighest Crime Rates: 1,390thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,407thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,915thTop
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 2,627thMost Armed: 2,697thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,970thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,200thMost Inclusive: 3,575thHighest Average Incomes: 3,686thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,840thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,842ndLargest Black Market: 4,156thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,323rdMost Efficient Economies: 5,365thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,432ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,670thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,832ndBest Weather: 6,104thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,741stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,002ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,391stLargest Retail Industry: 7,587thNudest: 8,464thMost Cultured: 8,472ndNicest Citizens: 8,568thLargest Governments: 9,274thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,763rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,956thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,042ndTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 10,705thSmartest Citizens: 10,805thMost Compassionate Citizens: 10,912thMost Corrupt Governments: 11,770thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 12,845thHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,175thMost Developed: 15,475thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 19,877th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 5th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 9th in the regionMost Influential: 15th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 29th in the regionRudest Citizens: 35th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 39th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 42nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 57th in the regionMost Armed: 60th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 60th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 62nd in the regionTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 69th in the regionLargest Black Market: 69th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 71st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 83rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 94th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 97th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 104th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 109th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 124th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 126th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 127th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 131st in the regionNudest: 139th in the regionBest Weather: 142nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 159th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 167th in the regionLargest Governments: 169th in the regionMost Cultured: 176th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 183rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 205th in the regionNicest Citizens: 206th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 217th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 217th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 238th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 246th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 246th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 276th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 297th in the regionTop
Most Developed: 342nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 379th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 409th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 430th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 466th in the regionMost Stationary: 625th in the region

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