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Most Devout: 3,563rd Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,086th Most Corrupt Governments: 5,998th
The Holy Empire of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Through Hardship Comes Wisdom
Azbadar De La Cruz
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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The Holy Empire of Azbadar is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Azbadar De La Cruz with an iron fist, and notable for its punitive income tax rates, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 1.227 billion Azbadarians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Slándáil. The average income tax rate is 71.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Azbadarian economy, worth 162 trillion Euros a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 132,097 Euros, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Sections of the police receive paramilitary training, whipping posts and lashes have been transferred to the Historical Museum of Azbadarian Embarrassments, heavy industry must go to expensive lengths to dispose of waste, and Eau de Trashcan has become a wildly popular perfume. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Azbadar's national animal is the Stag, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Holy Roman Catholic Church.

Azbadar is ranked 118,776th in the world and 108th in Texas for Largest Mining Sector, scoring -2 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

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Most Devout: 3,563rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,086thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,998thLowest Crime Rates: 6,063rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 7,415thBest Weather: 7,815thTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 8,938thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,837thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10,236thHealthiest Citizens: 11,340thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,712thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,767thMost Beautiful Environments: 13,479thLargest Governments: 13,980thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14,849thMost Developed: 14,926thMost Authoritarian: 15,162ndLongest Average Lifespans: 15,658thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 15,833rdHighest Average Incomes: 15,840th
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Most Authoritarian: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 11th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 12th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 13th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Azbadar lodged a message on the Texas Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Azbadar, Eau de Trashcan has become a wildly popular perfume.
  • : Following new legislation in Azbadar, heavy industry must go to expensive lengths to dispose of waste.
  • : Azbadar resigned from the World Assembly.
  • : Following new legislation in Azbadar, whipping posts and lashes have been transferred to the Historical Museum of Azbadarian Embarrassments.
  • : Following new legislation in Azbadar, sections of the police receive paramilitary training.
  • : Following new legislation in Azbadar, the clergy of Holy Roman Catholic Church remains a single-sex institution.
  • : Following new legislation in Azbadar, foreign leaders' Twitcher accounts are monitored for potential threats to national security.
  • : Following new legislation in Azbadar, government popup ads are springing up like weeds.
  • : Following new legislation in Azbadar, bouncers at the door of the sweet shop warn five-year-olds not to cause trouble.

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