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Highest Poor Incomes: 767thRudest Citizens: 771stMost Efficient Economies: 897th
The República de San Sierra of
New York Times Democracy
Las Montañas Santas será brillados por espíritus caídos
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Population6.7 billion

CapitalSanta Defensa
LeaderEl Senado
FaithSanquis Catholicism

AnimalDefensan Eagle

The República de San Sierra of Shavara is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by El Senado with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, unlimited-speed roads, and anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 6.7 billion San Sierrans enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized, corrupt government prioritizes Defense, although Education, Industry, and Administration are also considered important. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Santa Defensa. The average income tax rate is 96.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Shavaran economy, worth a remarkable 2,100 trillion Evirías a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 313,493 Evirías, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Dubiously qualified Skandilundian barristers keep referring to laws as 'government guidelines', citizens ask "how many crooks could a nunchuck hook if a nun had nunchucks too?", a primitive society is being eroded as its youth flock to the modern world, and superfoods are often seen as supervillains. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Shavara's national animal is the Defensan Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Sanquis Catholicism.

Shavara is ranked 1,921st in the world and 49th in The East Pacific for Most Advanced Defense Forces, scoring 22,175.93 on the Total War Preparedness Rating.

Highest Poor Incomes: 767thRudest Citizens: 771stMost Efficient Economies: 897thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,165thMost Armed: 1,382ndMost Developed: 1,500thSmartest Citizens: 1,611thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,618thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,643rdHighest Average Incomes: 1,858thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,921stLongest Average Lifespans: 1,928thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,002ndLargest Governments: 2,013thHealthiest Citizens: 2,233rdTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 2,365thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,522ndMost Patriotic: 2,582ndMost Influential: 3,127thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,483rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,934thMost Cultured: 3,954thLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,364thHighest Food Quality: 5,919thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,948thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6,308thLowest Crime Rates: 6,452ndLargest Black Market: 7,171stMost Advanced Public Education: 7,326thHighest Economic Output: 7,980thLargest Mining Sector: 8,495thMost Corrupt Governments: 9,163rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9,516thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,747thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11,276thTop
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 14,364thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 16,554thMost Stationary: 18,419thMost Secular: 18,668thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19,271stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 20,060thMost Beautiful Environments: 20,195th
Most Efficient Economies: 16th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 18th in the regionRudest Citizens: 21st in the regionMost Armed: 32nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 35th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 37th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 39th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 41st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 47th in the regionMost Developed: 49th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 49th in the regionLargest Governments: 52nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 56th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 59th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 69th in the regionMost Patriotic: 72nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 77th in the regionTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 82nd in the regionMost Cultured: 105th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 114th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 115th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 132nd in the regionHighest Food Quality: 175th in the regionMost Influential: 183rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 185th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 191st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 205th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 208th in the regionLargest Black Market: 229th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 268th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 273rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 273rd in the regionMost Stationary: 311th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 338th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 342nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 347th in the regionLargest Populations: 390th in the regionTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 531st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 567th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 596th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 604th in the regionMost Secular: 643rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 687th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 710th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 717th in the region

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