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Largest Mining Sector: 2,207thMost Armed: 2,626thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,190th
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Azcoristan

Population3.279 billion

CapitalThe ruins of Yokrasta
LeaderThe Soulless Hivemind
FaithThanotism

Currencyliving soul
Animalwraith

The Soulless Horde of Azcoristan is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by The Soulless Hivemind with an iron fist, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies, pith helmet sales, and compulsory gun ownership. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 3.279 billion soulless servants 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 medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Industry, and Education also on the agenda. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The ruins of Yokrasta. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 60.7%.

The frighteningly efficient soulless economy, worth 604 trillion living souls a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Information Technology, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 184,444 living souls, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 774,435 per year while the poor average 28,548, a ratio of 27.1 to 1.

School children declare that teachers "may confiscate our toys but they can never take our FREEDOM", teens reminisce about when birthdays weren't celebrated with a cool glass of cabbage juice and a slice of corn-cream topped millet cake, the number of students attending university has reached a record high, and children playing with walkie-talkies are told to 'get a job'. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Azcoristan's national animal is the wraith, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Thanotism.

Azcoristan is ranked 145,938th in the world and 243rd in Sonindia for Most Average, scoring 30.96 on the Average Standardized Normality Scale.

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Largest Mining Sector: 2,207thMost Armed: 2,626thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,190thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,324thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,401stMost Avoided: 4,237thLargest Black Market: 4,585thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,046thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,893rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6,026thHighest Average Incomes: 7,843rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 9,103rdTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,300thFattest Citizens: 12,719thHighest Disposable Incomes: 14,255thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,689thLargest Gambling Industry: 16,002ndLargest Retail Industry: 16,790thMost Efficient Economies: 16,930thLargest Governments: 19,040thMost Scientifically Advanced: 19,535thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 19,931stMost Conservative: 20,146thMost Influential: 20,175th
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Largest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionMost Armed: 6th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7th in the regionLargest Black Market: 8th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 8th in the regionMost Avoided: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11th in the regionFattest Citizens: 13th in the regionTop
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Most Conservative: 16th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 17th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 19th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 20th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 23rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 24th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 24th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 27th in the region

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