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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,831stBest Weather: 3,116thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,458th
The Empire of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Imperium est pretii.
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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Azura Palatina

Population3.651 billion

LeaderAurelius Honorius
FaithThe Lady


The Empire of Azura Palatina is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Aurelius Honorius with an iron fist, and renowned for its ubiquitous missile silos, keen interest in outer space, and pith helmet sales. The compassionate, cynical, humorless population of 3.651 billion Azurans are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The large, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Palatine. The average income tax rate is 92.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Azuran economy, worth 547 trillion Aureuses a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is an impressive 150,076 Aureuses, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Armed war-criminals gain asylum if deemed 'fabulous' enough, citizens can only enjoy the splendor of the natural world in designated 'Majesty Appreciation' zones, lawyers spend as much time preparing their make-up as they do their briefs, and the sound of office water cooler chatter has been replaced by the whirring of computer cooling fans. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Azura Palatina's national animal is the Phoenix, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is The Lady.

Azura Palatina is ranked 6,215th in the world and 284th in The North Pacific for Highest Average Tax Rates, with 92.55 Effective Tax Rate.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,831stTop
Best Weather: 3,116thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,458thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,741stLowest Crime Rates: 4,091stLongest Average Lifespans: 4,641stHealthiest Citizens: 4,641stLargest Publishing Industry: 5,017thMost Inclusive: 5,324thMost Developed: 5,791stMost Influential: 5,849thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,878thMost Cultured: 5,903rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,215thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,689thLargest Governments: 7,509thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,605thSmartest Citizens: 7,668thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,959thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,409thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,570thMost Efficient Economies: 9,124thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,699thTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 10,448thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,700thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,011thLargest Welfare Programs: 11,711thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13,073rdHighest Average Incomes: 13,516thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,469thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 15,482ndMost Secular: 18,986thMost Advanced Public Transport: 19,508th
Best Weather: 192nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 197th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 198th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 216th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 251st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 276th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 279th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 281st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 284th in the regionMost Cultured: 294th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 309th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 310th in the regionMost Inclusive: 334th in the regionMost Developed: 343rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 363rd in the regionLargest Governments: 381st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 388th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 412th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 437th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 456th in the regionTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 495th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 497th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 500th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 544th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 568th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 593rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 646th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 739th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 759th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 851st in the region

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