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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 376th Most Influential: 687th Most Secular: 1,425th
The Technocracy States of
Iron Fist Consumerists
All Will Be One
The Shepherd
Influence
Page
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Azzarel

Population1.266 billion

CapitalAirstrip One
LeaderThe Shepherd

Currencycredit
AnimalMeerkat

The Technocracy States of Azzarel is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by The Shepherd with an iron fist, and notable for its avant-garde cinema, anti-smoking policies, and pith helmet sales. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 1.266 billion Azzas are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Airstrip One. The average income tax rate is 70.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Azza economy, worth 260 trillion credits a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 206,053 credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.1 times as much as the poorest.

It's always rabbit season, voters must frequently select what they view as the lesser of two evils on the ballot, a video of The Shepherd wearing shock-blue face paint and smashing an electric guitar in front of a frenzied crowd is on endless repeat on the nightly news, and walls don't have ears. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Azzarel's national animal is the Meerkat, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Azzarel is ranked 32,017th in the world and 1,502nd in The North Pacific for Most Eco-Friendly Governments, scoring 1,983.23 on the Dolphin Recycling Awareness Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 376thMost Influential: 687thMost Secular: 1,425thTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,266thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,337thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,760thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,561stMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,666thLowest Crime Rates: 4,390thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,688thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4,741stHighest Average Incomes: 4,883rdLargest Insurance Industry: 4,958thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,052ndLargest Retail Industry: 5,296thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,459thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,052ndHighest Poor Incomes: 6,493rdLargest Black Market: 7,271stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,865thLargest Mining Sector: 7,873rdTop
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Largest Governments: 10,094thMost Conservative: 10,422ndMost Efficient Economies: 10,656thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,562ndHealthiest Citizens: 11,618thSmartest Citizens: 13,041stMost Cultured: 14,540thMost Developed: 15,086thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15,866thMost Advanced Public Education: 18,225th
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 71st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 82nd in the regionMost Secular: 89th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 100th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 145th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 147th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 177th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 177th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 178th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 179th in the regionLargest Black Market: 179th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 193rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 196th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 205th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 249th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 262nd in the regionMost Influential: 264th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 265th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 274th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 278th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 317th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 384th in the regionLargest Governments: 454th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 517th in the regionTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 632nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 643rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 681st in the regionMost Conservative: 715th in the regionMost Cultured: 724th in the regionMost Developed: 846th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 897th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 988th in the region

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