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Rudest Citizens: 624thMost Efficient Economies: 841stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,066th
The San Sierran Republic of
New York Times Democracy
Las Montañas Santas será brillados por espíritus caídos
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population4.664 billion

CapitalSanta Defensa
LeaderMartín Espinar
FaithSanquis Catholicism

AnimalDefensan Eagle

The San Sierran Republic of Shavara is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Martín Espinar with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, daily referendums, and otherworldly petting zoo. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 4.664 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 Industry, Education, 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 95.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Shavaran economy, worth a remarkable 1,563 trillion Pesetas a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Tourism. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 335,303 Pesetas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Sales of pregnancy testing kits are booming, pilots always remember to send their doctors a Maxxmas card, meteorologists are instantly recognizable from their luxury cars and jewelry, and there is a growing belief that consciousness is a simulated illusion within a computer-generated reality. 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 201,468th in the world and 8,713th in The East Pacific for Least Corrupt Governments, with 45.82 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

Rudest Citizens: 624thMost Efficient Economies: 841stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,066thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,066thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,119thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,183rdMost Armed: 1,270thHighest Average Incomes: 1,374thMost Developed: 1,524thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,563rdMost Subsidized Industry: 1,568thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,630thSmartest Citizens: 1,649thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,013thTop
Largest Governments: 2,108thLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,264thMost Influential: 2,329thHealthiest Citizens: 2,353rdLargest Publishing Industry: 2,757thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,829thLargest Black Market: 3,756thMost Cultured: 4,132ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,443rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,497thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,417thLargest Mining Sector: 5,425thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,122ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6,200thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,932ndLowest Crime Rates: 6,974thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,564thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 8,440thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,606thHighest Economic Output: 10,041stTop
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 12,211thLargest Retail Industry: 16,063rdMost Secular: 16,601stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,014thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 18,855th
Rudest Citizens: 15th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 16th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 23rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 26th in the regionMost Armed: 27th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 30th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 31st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 32nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 38th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 38th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 45th in the regionMost Developed: 45th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 49th in the regionLargest Governments: 50th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 55th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 56th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 68th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 72nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 77th in the regionTop
Most Cultured: 102nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 107th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 115th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 117th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 126th in the regionMost Influential: 126th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 160th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 162nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 167th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 181st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 196th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 207th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 246th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 252nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 404th in the regionMost Stationary: 418th in the regionTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 469th in the regionLargest Populations: 486th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 495th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 528th in the regionMost Secular: 561st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 634th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 720th in the regionMost Inclusive: 810th in the region

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