by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 307thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 629thMost Influential: 723rd
The Technocracy States of
Corporate Police State
All Will Be One
The Shepherd
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population9.988 billion

CapitalAirstrip One
LeaderThe Shepherd


The Technocracy States of Azzarel is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by The Shepherd with an iron fist, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, parental licensing program, and zero percent divorce rate. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 9.988 billion Azzas are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Airstrip One. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 22.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Azza economy, worth a remarkable 2,691 trillion credits a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing and Retail. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 269,445 credits, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,467,905 per year while the poor average 25,380, a ratio of 57.8 to 1.

All footpaths have tollbooths, motorists' locations are constantly tracked by intelligence and law enforcement agencies, the government is continually probing the galaxy in search of alien life, and Maxtopian tourists make expensive pilgrimages to Airstrip One to enjoy their national art. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable 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 18,456th in the world and 889th in The North Pacific for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 7,633.32 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 307thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 629thMost Influential: 723rdMost Secular: 874thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,064thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,214thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,435thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,488thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,663rdLargest Retail Industry: 1,825thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,102ndLargest Insurance Industry: 2,223rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,338thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 3,164thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,521stLargest Black Market: 3,540thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,662ndLowest Crime Rates: 4,144thMost Efficient Economies: 4,754thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,855thMost Developed: 5,054thSmartest Citizens: 5,378thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5,389thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,764thHighest Economic Output: 6,590thHealthiest Citizens: 6,783rdMost Cultured: 7,532ndLargest Mining Sector: 7,577thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,717thRudest Citizens: 10,514thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,935thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,819thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,308thMost Stationary: 12,331stLargest Governments: 12,715thTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 18,456thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 18,994thLargest Publishing Industry: 20,867thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 21,561stHighest Food Quality: 25,589thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 25,851stMost Conservative: 26,708th
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 38th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 39th in the regionMost Secular: 47th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 52nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 56th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 57th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 60th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 73rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 78th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 89th in the regionLargest Black Market: 90th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 93rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 124th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 127th in the regionTop
Highest Average Incomes: 140th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 174th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 182nd in the regionMost Influential: 194th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 206th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 224th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 229th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 243rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 262nd in the regionMost Stationary: 263rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 287th in the regionMost Developed: 302nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 346th in the regionMost Cultured: 389th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 401st in the regionRudest Citizens: 421st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 427th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 461st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 470th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 473rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 589th in the regionLargest Populations: 603rd in the regionLargest Governments: 653rd in the regionTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 704th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 889th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 989th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,078th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 1,324th in the regionMost Patriotic: 1,345th in the region

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