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Largest Insurance Industry: 895thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,521stGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3,308th
The East Trading Company of
Corporate Police State
The economy- the heart of the people
Niel Yusef
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population8.074 billion

LeaderNiel Yusef

AnimalSleeping Dragon

The East Trading Company of Azadliq is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Niel Yusef with an iron fist, and notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, strictly enforced bedtime, and prohibition of alcohol. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 8.074 billion Azadliqi are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Spirituality. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Xequine. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 49.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Azadliqi economy, worth a remarkable 1,402 trillion Euros a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, and Information Technology. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an impressive 173,703 Euros, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,157,160 per year while the poor average 9,916, a ratio of 116 to 1.

Political dissidents are cut off from essential services, adult magazines are having a sales resurgence as internet anonymity disappears, no one knows how to tie a reef knot, and beating enemies to death with a baseball bat is legal if done within nine innings. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Azadliq's national animal is the Sleeping Dragon, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Islam.

Azadliq is ranked 194,449th in the world and 8,295th in The North Pacific for Nudest, with 51.75 Cheeks Per Square Mile.

Largest Insurance Industry: 895thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,521stTop
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3,308thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,820thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,887thMost Avoided: 4,504thLargest Mining Sector: 5,015thMost Devout: 5,900thLargest Black Market: 6,734thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,260thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,284thLargest Agricultural Sector: 8,349thHighest Disposable Incomes: 8,465thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,895thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,927thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 8,980thHighest Average Incomes: 9,485thTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,890thHighest Economic Output: 11,892ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13,187thMost Efficient Economies: 14,135thLargest Governments: 15,859thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,278thLowest Crime Rates: 17,835thMost Subsidized Industry: 19,415thMost Advanced Public Transport: 19,867thMost Pro-Market: 20,211thMost Developed: 20,856th
Largest Insurance Industry: 19th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 42nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 48th in the regionTop
Most Avoided: 135th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 146th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 161st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 174th in the regionMost Devout: 232nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 280th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 308th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 321st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 324th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 339th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 362nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 366th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 380th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 395th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 401st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 440th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 456th in the regionTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 571st in the regionMost Extreme: 626th in the regionLargest Populations: 651st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 704th in the regionLargest Governments: 788th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 914th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 927th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 927th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Azadliq was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Azadliq's influence in The North Pacific rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Azadliq was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Azadliq was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Azadliq was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Foreign Aid Spending.
  • : Azadliq was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • : Azadliq was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : Azadliq was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Azadliq was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Developed and Most Advanced Public Transport.
  • : Azadliq published "AoR: Election Act Revision" (Factbook: Politics).


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