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Most Influential: 474thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,292ndMost Devout: 1,379th
The Democratic States of
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Strength Through Freedom
Civil Rights
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Population7.565 billion

CapitalCanicus City
LeaderLord Secretary Robar Alexander


The Democratic States of Aezus is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Lord Secretary Robar Alexander with a fair hand, and remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, aversion to nipples, and complete lack of prisons. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless, devout population of 7.565 billion Aezin are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Canicus City. The average income tax rate is 84.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Aezusian economy, worth a remarkable 1,690 trillion Herans 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 frequent. Average income is an amazing 223,493 Herans, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.2 times as much as the poorest.

City rooftops are pockmarked with the shattered remains of high velocity delivery drones, government agents are triangulating the position of the rainbow's end for the purposes of gold acquisition, claiming to have performed the Heimlich Maneuver is a popular defense for assault charges, and fireworks and other big bangs are forbidden during the newest public holiday. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Aezus's national animal is the Falcon, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Ignism.

Aezus is ranked 227,814th in the world and 6,232nd in Lazarus for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -215.46 on the Hayek Index.

Most Influential: 474thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,292ndMost Devout: 1,379thMost Efficient Economies: 1,991stTop
Rudest Citizens: 2,472ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,725thMost Developed: 3,689thSmartest Citizens: 4,264thLowest Crime Rates: 4,439thHighest Average Incomes: 4,713thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,839thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,443rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,507thLargest Governments: 5,639thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,773rdMost Advanced Public Education: 6,053rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 6,317thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,484thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,714thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7,359thLargest Black Market: 7,471stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,118thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,790thHighest Economic Output: 8,818thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,888thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,035thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,446thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,723rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10,779thLargest Retail Industry: 11,172ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,431stTop
Healthiest Citizens: 11,857thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,461stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,745thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,085thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 17,678thMost Cultured: 20,110th
Most Influential: 1st in the regionTop
Most Efficient Economies: 71st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 73rd in the regionMost Devout: 77th in the regionRudest Citizens: 93rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 108th in the regionMost Developed: 174th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 195th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 236th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 261st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 264th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 277th in the regionLargest Governments: 293rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 295th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 305th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 316th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 324th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 335th in the regionTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 352nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 354th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 436th in the regionLargest Black Market: 442nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 457th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 482nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 487th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 487th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 495th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 520th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 566th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 588th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Aezus was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : Aezus's influence in Lazarus rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Aezus was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Rudest Citizens.
  • : Aezus was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Law Enforcement.
  • : Aezus was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Healthiest Citizens and the Top 10% for Largest Mining Sector and Most Inclusive.
  • : Aezus's influence in Lazarus rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Aezus was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Efficient Economies and the Top 5% for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, Largest Retail Industry, Most Beautiful Environments, and Most Advanced Defense Forces.
  • : Aezus was refounded in Lazarus.
  • : Aezus ceased to exist in The North Pacific.
  • : Aezus was endorsed by The Armed Republic of Turan Nation.


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