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Most Valuable International Artwork: 3rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 145thLargest Gambling Industry: 464th
The Squatchy Card Czar of
Civil Rights Lovefest
All hail Giovanniland, the Glory of the West!
King Giovanni I
Influence
Vassal
Guardian of the West & Card Czar
Civil Rights
Frightening
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excessive

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Giovanniland

Population2.561 billion

CapitalGiovannistadt
LeaderKing Giovanni I
FaithVioletism

CurrencyGolden Orbs
AnimalSasquatch

The Squatchy Card Czar of Giovanniland is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by King Giovanni I with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, free-roaming dinosaurs, and unlimited-speed roads. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 2.561 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 86.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Giovannilandian economy, worth 659 trillion Golden 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, Arms Manufacturing, and Gambling. 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 257,465 Golden Orbs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Atheism is seen as a prerequisite for political power, no one is quite sure what many government officials look like, terrified neighbors cower behind concertina wire and machine gun nests, and hit and run driving is no longer a crime - it's the national sport. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Giovanniland's national animal is the Sasquatch, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Violetism.

Giovanniland is ranked 220,693rd in the world and 5,846th in the West Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -224.57 on the Hayek Index.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 3rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 145thLargest Gambling Industry: 464thMost Influential: 494thRudest Citizens: 626thHighest Crime Rates: 1,110thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1,250thHighest Drug Use: 1,277thMost Armed: 1,859thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,861stTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 2,444thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,900thMost Inclusive: 3,077thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,106thHighest Average Incomes: 3,119thLargest Black Market: 3,387thMost Efficient Economies: 4,026thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,343rdMost Advanced Public Education: 4,850thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,182ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,343rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,472ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,619thFattest Citizens: 5,621stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,900thLargest Retail Industry: 6,192ndLargest Publishing Industry: 7,045thBest Weather: 7,091stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,150thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,365thMost Cultured: 7,391stLargest Governments: 7,717thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,393rdNudest: 9,203rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,018thMost Corrupt Governments: 10,361stNicest Citizens: 10,368thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,557thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,865thSmartest Citizens: 11,120thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 11,238thTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 12,678thMost Compassionate Citizens: 13,085thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 15,946thMost Developed: 16,862ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,965thMost Politically Free: 18,500th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 5th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 10th in the regionRudest Citizens: 19th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 24th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 37th in the regionMost Armed: 38th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 44th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 56th in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 64th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 67th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 71st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 75th in the regionMost Inclusive: 77th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 80th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 86th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 88th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 105th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 105th in the regionMost Politically Free: 110th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 113th in the regionFattest Citizens: 117th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 117th in the regionNudest: 126th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 141st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 143rd in the regionLargest Governments: 144th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 157th in the regionMost Cultured: 159th in the regionBest Weather: 165th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 173rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 174th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 174th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 181st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 211th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 212th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 227th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 254th in the regionNicest Citizens: 260th in the regionTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 308th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 312th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 341st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 342nd in the regionMost Developed: 372nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 387th in the regionMost Stationary: 539th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 472 » Numpties, Bran Astor, Fuentana, Oronia, The United Republic of Westend, Kisovec, IndyCar Racing, Qapaq Suyu, Comia Noracon, Greynne, Mirchusko, Psikuta, The divisive isolationists, Pandaland III, Papercuts and Skittles, Desmosthenes and Burke, Nas Crustium, Nieubasria, The Father-Land, Marina Nova, Imperial Eascalsh Ohavillbell, Mediobogdum, New Democratic Republic of Russia, Q The Almighty, Thevinia, Eritasia, Cumidava, Isle Royale, Pi Island, Moriari, Bhang Bhang Duc, Constantinopolisia, Ostellan, Kittenlicious, The Rega, Acropylae, Volkason, DiscGolfLand, Atheist States of Philippines, Eskaton, Kalla, Twisted Duality, Ellcrys, Fallgriffin, Archonina, Sultanat of Turkistan, Sirulinuck, Mercia Regnum, New Belia, Pepinooo, and 422 others.Sindria, Glorious Existence, Holmani, Barcocoland, Arnic, Sniki, Albyion Kingdom, Saronistan, The Fourth Redoubt, Westwind, Dreamers for Hope, Leukogeras, Bodusse, The Undivided, Condonohia, Pandaland II, The Free States of Gotham, Granducato Toscana, Kactopuf, Thyrall, Willow Gate, Krajakhstan, Dilber, Liberillia, Emark, Twin Tiers Metropolis, Common Good, Organisation of North American Nations, Fujai, BoxcarJim, Cryland, Marshalia, Lynier, Western End Them Son, Libterraria, Free Radio States, Zoran, Cro Magnon, Crazy Waters, Hamburg Neo, Grand Republic of the Sun, Bucals Kagotoaion, Win Mints, Atlasan, Dank Content, Baxterra, Metailuria, Binoulia, Impitystan, Leveille, Kathlenia, Formenor, Nusmia, Al-Amanah, Marisala, Nakara Nation, Ozis Isles, Ondopolia, New Amerigo, Nezuainnia, Malisoto, Rivello, Armis Maxima, The Northeastern Confederation, East Swedesia, Divina Patriae, Akshireuya, New Velka, Professor Thomas, Fourth European Reich, Aldesport, New Caterse, Vlobbania, Euarsia, Arostatzka, San Diego Islands, Samueliebox, Critterland, Wyndward, Valocke, Weyrland, Matism, Vasilism, The Paradise of Jeff Bezos, Shaktirajya, Demonvine, Salt Lake Mountain, Ferroia, Starblazer, Slawin Hall, Thacountry, Winter Aura, Galaxy Meows, Ocheon, The United Tribes of Bantai, Dylanworld, Area 591, East Carelia, Wickedly evil people, SV Equinox, Region of Dwipantara, The Technocratic Ideas, Escapitania, Fars Akyla, The Eastern Pennsylvanian State, Tyyyyysylvania, Champaign, Gracelantia, Grand Duchy of Litva, North Lotzovantz, Futuo, Bova Ptaltand, Athrid HullHund, Romlania, Svanland, Chitra, Plankstein, Antahbrantahstan, IXIMMXVIII, Liberalberg, Demetrian, Cities, Coung Komands, Rubberduckia, Nedtherland, Avadon, Bygone John, Mediocre Talents, Nowns Soveria, Kimiriti, Craiolia, Fumafuma, Ingentis Novus, Acwaffle, The Anclave, Neon Sweden, Inner Paniumati, Pilonistan, Irador, Keenos, Meone, Blakyria, Ceden, Greg Tucker, Einherfell, El Facil, Gryphonian Alliance, Great Republic of Joland, Larxia, Pia Ottland, Torkiuistan, Shazey, Probablynotverygoodistan, Aquinos, Ahssn, The North American Assembly, Gottlands, Hinilawod, Ortalis, Robbinston, Befiehl, Newfieisland, Mathematania, East Pranavia, 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Federal Bohemia, The Federal Socialist Republic of USA, Brerpopi, Islas acuosas, Grestason, Kiensu, Ednaldo Pereira, Old red, Falky, Lemon Demons, Cancotilianzal, Lanakea, The Warriors of Determination, New Cacknia, Sinoistan, Blue Amazon, Konstantinhsi, Lycurgia, Brodair, Charmockia, Skovik, Corbeil, Dima118, Lupus Rubrum Terram, Av Libertas Vindex, Nea Konstantinoupoli, Galthorin, Groat Smoachind, Odasck, St Aureli, Zonduria, and West Merld.

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