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Most Valuable International Artwork: 20thLargest Gambling Industry: 442ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,285th
The Western Card Czar of
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All hail Giovanniland!
King Giovanni I
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Population1.944 billion

LeaderKing Giovanni I

CurrencyBlue Orbs

The Western Card Czar of Giovanniland is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by King Giovanni I with a fair hand, and remarkable for its soft-spoken computers, absence of drug laws, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 1.944 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 81.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Giovannilandian economy, worth 474 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 243,981 Blue Orbs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Atheists on vacation find Violetism's scriptures make useful doorstops, marine biology students are shocked to discover that a whale is a mammal, it is not politically correct to suspect that a serially convicted burglar might steal again, and bus ads propagandize causes ranging from sexual revolution to religious pogroms. 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 194,200th in the world and 6,118th in the West Pacific for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring -8 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 20thLargest Gambling Industry: 442ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,285thHighest Drug Use: 1,287thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1,296thHighest Crime Rates: 1,301stMost Influential: 1,366thRudest Citizens: 1,371stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,864thTop
Most Armed: 2,456thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2,691stMost Rebellious Youth: 2,798thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,103rdMost Inclusive: 3,525thHighest Average Incomes: 3,636thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,727thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,822ndLargest Black Market: 4,031stMost Efficient Economies: 5,363rdMost Beautiful Environments: 5,415thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,458thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,662ndMost Advanced Public Education: 5,800thBest Weather: 6,084thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,727thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,870thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,212thLargest Retail Industry: 7,521stNicest Citizens: 8,414thNudest: 8,432ndMost Cultured: 8,459thLargest Governments: 9,260thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,847thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10,042ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,104thTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 10,498thMost Compassionate Citizens: 10,710thSmartest Citizens: 11,176thMost Corrupt Governments: 11,709thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 12,725thHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,093rdMost Developed: 16,007thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 19,423rd
Most Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 5th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 7th in the regionMost Influential: 18th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 27th in the regionRudest Citizens: 34th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 35th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 41st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 52nd in the regionMost Armed: 56th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 59th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 61st in the regionTop
Largest Black Market: 68th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 69th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 71st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 81st in the regionMost Inclusive: 93rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 94th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 106th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 110th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 125th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 126th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 130th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 130th in the regionBest Weather: 142nd in the regionNudest: 142nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 160th in the regionLargest Governments: 170th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 170th in the regionMost Cultured: 176th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 184th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 203rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 205th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 219th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 221st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 239th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 247th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 251st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 273rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 298th in the regionTop
Most Developed: 356th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 372nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 394th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 420th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 454th in the regionMost Stationary: 621st in the region

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