The Crowned Republic of Azura is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Alex Kraeger with an iron fist, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies, disturbing lack of elderly people, and strictly enforced bedtime. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 10.089 billion Cierrans are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.
The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Spirituality, Industry, and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Administration are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Capital District of Carteret. The average income tax rate is 23.6%.
The all-consuming Cierran economy, worth 827 trillion Cierran Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Gambling industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Soda Sales, and Trout Farming. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is 82,065 Cierran Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.2 times as much as the poorest.
The nightly news reports prosaically on the government blindly throwing money at despotic kidnappers, sales of fishnet stockings have reached a record high, fine dining is just too fine for most of the populace, and strategic economic sectors are controlled by the state. Crime is moderate. Azura's national animal is the Lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Christianity.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Azura's influence in Balder rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
- : Azura's influence in Balder rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
- : Azura's influence in Balder rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
- : Azura's influence in Balder rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
- : Azura altered its national flag.
- : Azura was refounded in Balder.
- : Azura ceased to exist in Teremara.
- : Azura was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Gambling Industry.
- : Azura's influence in Teremara fell from "Instigator" to "Contender".
- : Azura's influence in Teremara fell from "Dealmaker" to "Instigator".