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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 422nd Most Influential: 654th Best Weather: 3,308th
The Empire of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Imperium est pretii.
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Azura Palatina

Population2.74 billion

CapitalPalatine
LeaderAurelius Honorius
FaithThe Lady

CurrencyAureus
AnimalPhoenix

The Empire of Azura Palatina is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Aurelius Honorius with an iron fist, and renowned for its avant-garde cinema, restrictive gun laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, cynical, humorless population of 2.74 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 90.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Azuran economy, worth 416 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, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 152,028 Aureuses, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

One tree's worth of paperwork accompanies each imported log of timber, former polygamists always seem to have a huge number of visiting cousins, the WhoTube comments section has gone strangely quiet, and minstrels carrying coconut shells provide sound effects wherever their nobles wander. 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 43,267th in the world and 2,071st in The North Pacific for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 185,034.64 Standard Monetary Units.

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Smartest Citizens: 8,211thLargest Governments: 8,233rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,412thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,479thMost Corrupt Governments: 9,120thMost Efficient Economies: 9,269thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,384thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,445thHighest Average Incomes: 12,029thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,088thMost Authoritarian: 12,359thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12,841stLargest Welfare Programs: 14,309thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 14,639thMost Pacifist: 15,691st
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Best Weather: 190th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 203rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 204th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 212th in the regionMost Influential: 238th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 257th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 258th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 260th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 278th in the regionMost Developed: 301st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 310th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 312th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 319th in the regionMost Cultured: 325th in the regionMost Inclusive: 327th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 338th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 339th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 345th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 349th in the regionLargest Governments: 389th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 394th in the regionTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 440th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 451st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 486th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 532nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 588th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 633rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 636th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 642nd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 661st in the regionMost Stationary: 751st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 772nd in the region

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