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Most Scientifically Advanced: 34th Most Secular: 122nd Highest Disposable Incomes: 124th
The Technocratic Union of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Technology, Science and Socialism for Prosperity.
The Azurian Council
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Azurius

Population8.805 billion

CapitalNeo Azuria
LeaderThe Azurian Council
FaithTranshumanism

CurrencyAzol
AnimalPhoenix

The Technocratic Union of Azurius is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by The Azurian Council with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, free-roaming dinosaurs, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 8.805 billion Azurians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The tiny, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Neo Azuria. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Azurian economy, worth a remarkable 4,197 trillion Azols a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Retail. Average income is an amazing 476,684 Azols, with the richest citizens earning 8.2 times as much as the poorest.

Cooking with water and baking soda is considered patent infringement, collisions between bicycles and carnival floats are on the rise, the military invades any neighboring nation with the gall to criticize its policies, and foreign converts are illuminated by both missionaries and helicopter searchlights. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Azurius's national animal is the Phoenix, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Transhumanism.

Azurius is ranked 158,732nd in the world and 58th in The Erviadus Galaxy for Highest Unexpected Death Rate, scoring 20.17 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

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Most Scientifically Advanced: 34thMost Secular: 122ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 124thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 200thSmartest Citizens: 205thLargest Information Technology Sector: 208thHighest Average Incomes: 269thLargest Retail Industry: 289thMost Inclusive: 376thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 403rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 459thMost Cultured: 499thLargest Agricultural Sector: 614thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 630thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 687thLargest Publishing Industry: 688thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 754thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 774thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 783rdHealthiest Citizens: 787thMost Influential: 807thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 870thRudest Citizens: 1,108thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,538thMost Developed: 1,565thTop
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Largest Insurance Industry: 1,668thLargest Governments: 1,670thHighest Economic Output: 1,829thLargest Mining Sector: 2,075thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,095thLowest Crime Rates: 2,168thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,694thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,810thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3,619thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,111thMost Efficient Economies: 4,330thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,180thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6,533rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,021stMost Corrupt Governments: 8,021stTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 13,459thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 14,474thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,891stHighest Drug Use: 15,407th
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionNudest: 3rd in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionMost Developed: 3rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 3rd in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 5th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 6th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Azurius, foreign converts are illuminated by both missionaries and helicopter searchlights.
  • : Following new legislation in Azurius, the military invades any neighboring nation with the gall to criticize its policies.
  • : Following new legislation in Azurius, collisions between bicycles and carnival floats are on the rise.
  • : Following new legislation in Azurius, cooking with water and baking soda is considered patent infringement.
  • : Following new legislation in Azurius, suit-clad businessmen have been taking advantage of the relaxed welfare qualifications by shopping with food stamps.
  • : Following new legislation in Azurius, rich people sell their mansions to pay for endless rows of mobile homes.
  • : Following new legislation in Azurius, water fights now end with thousands dead.
  • : Following new legislation in Azurius, insurance companies charge extortionate premiums to cover homes near waterways.
  • : Azurius was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Cheerful Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Azurius, urban high-volume mailers now receive their mail via chauffeur-driven limousines.

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