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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 508th Most Influential: 843rd Best Weather: 5,098th
The Empire of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Imperium est pretii.
Influence
Page
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Azura Palatina

Population2.194 billion

CapitalPalatine
LeaderAurelius Honorius
FaithThe Lady

CurrencyAureus
AnimalPhoenix

The Empire of Azura Palatina is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Aurelius Honorius with an iron fist, and remarkable for its ban on automobiles, ubiquitous missile silos, and pith helmet sales. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 2.194 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 medium-sized, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Palatine. The average income tax rate is 81.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Azuran economy, worth 317 trillion Aureuses a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 144,638 Aureuses, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Gambling addicts regularly lose their families' nest eggs at Native Azuran casinos, the volume of paperwork used to complete a single environmental assessment defeats the purpose, the Azuran Arts Council pays teenagers to sit through opera performances, and most households' childcare costs are higher than their mortgage payments. 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 24,949th in the world and 1,417th in The North Pacific for Most Pacifist, with 116.53 Cheeks Turned Per Day.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 508thMost Influential: 843rdTop
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Best Weather: 5,098thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,520thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,666thLowest Crime Rates: 6,302ndLongest Average Lifespans: 6,466thMost Inclusive: 6,582ndMost Developed: 6,619thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,720thHealthiest Citizens: 7,039thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,077thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,343rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7,527thMost Cultured: 8,261stMost Subsidized Industry: 8,275thTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,373rdMost Corrupt Governments: 9,246thMost Efficient Economies: 9,746thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,206thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,252ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,397thSmartest Citizens: 11,308thLargest Governments: 12,292ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,707thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,061stMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,081stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13,151stHighest Average Incomes: 13,803rd
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 240th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 281st in the regionBest Weather: 287th in the regionMost Influential: 296th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 301st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 306th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 317th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 323rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 337th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 346th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 355th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 358th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 369th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 370th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 372nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 377th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 381st in the regionMost Developed: 383rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 407th in the regionMost Cultured: 416th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 460th in the regionTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 486th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 525th in the regionLargest Governments: 551st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 565th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 608th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 634th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 658th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 703rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 851st in the regionMost Stationary: 956th in the region

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