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Most Valuable International Artwork: 2ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 144thRudest Citizens: 186th
The Western Card Czar of
Civil Rights Lovefest
All hail Giovanniland, the glory of Esferos!
Guardian of the West & Card Czar
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population4.806 billion

LeaderKing Giovanni I

CurrencyGolden Orbs
AnimalHyacinth macaw

The Western Card Czar of Giovanniland is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by King Giovanni I with a fair hand, and notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, rampant corporate plagiarism, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 4.806 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 Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Giovannistadt. The average income tax rate is 97.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Giovannilandian economy, worth a remarkable 1,984 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, quite specialized black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Book Publishing. 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 412,821 Golden Orbs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Owning a fishing rod can cause you to be subject to military questioning, airplane passengers have been known to stuff pillows in their jackets to get extra arm room, seven-year-olds debate for weeks on the merits of the Oxford comma, and Giovanniland isn't what it used to be. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Giovanniland's national animal is the Hyacinth macaw, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Violetism.

Giovanniland is ranked 39,126th in the world and 433rd in the West Pacific for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring 3,642.54 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 2ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 144thRudest Citizens: 186thLargest Gambling Industry: 402ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 473rdHighest Poor Incomes: 480thHighest Crime Rates: 491stMost Armed: 542ndMost Rebellious Youth: 630thHighest Average Incomes: 743rdMost Subsidized Industry: 819thMost Influential: 856thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,075thMost Inclusive: 1,185thLargest Black Market: 1,249thHighest Drug Use: 1,273rdMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1,282ndMost Advanced Public Education: 1,338thMost Efficient Economies: 1,484thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,552ndLargest Publishing Industry: 1,574thFattest Citizens: 1,609thMost Politically Free: 1,640thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,693rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,808thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,951stHighest Food Quality: 2,103rdLargest Welfare Programs: 2,229thLargest Governments: 2,337thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,375thTop
Most Cultured: 2,577thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,646thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,773rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,275thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,365thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,474thSmartest Citizens: 3,764thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4,717thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,197thLargest Retail Industry: 5,215thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,333rdBest Weather: 6,156thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,733rdMost Patriotic: 8,536thHighest Economic Output: 8,994thNudest: 9,003rdTop
Nicest Citizens: 14,115thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 20,978thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 23,848th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Free: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 3rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 4th in the regionRudest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 6th in the regionMost Armed: 6th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 6th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 11th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 13th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 14th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 17th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 21st in the regionLargest Black Market: 21st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 22nd in the regionTop
Fattest Citizens: 27th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 29th in the regionMost Inclusive: 30th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 30th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 31st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 32nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 32nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 35th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 35th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 36th in the regionLargest Governments: 40th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 42nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 47th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 49th in the regionMost Cultured: 54th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 54th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 63rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 71st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 82nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 88th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 91st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 92nd in the regionNudest: 97th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 124th in the regionTop
Best Weather: 130th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 140th in the regionMost Extreme: 149th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 151st in the regionMost Patriotic: 163rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 243rd in the region

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