by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 327thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 569thMost Influential: 835th
The Technocracy States of
Corporate Police State
All Will Be One
The Shepherd
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population12.936 billion

CapitalAirstrip One
LeaderThe Shepherd


The Technocracy States of Azzarel is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by The Shepherd with an iron fist, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, ubiquitous missile silos, and zero percent divorce rate. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 12.936 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, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Airstrip One. The average income tax rate is 29.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Azza economy, worth a remarkable 4,004 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 309,586 credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.4 times as much as the poorest.

Swarms of present-laden delivery drones blot out the sun before major holidays, sworn provincial enemies must be held back in The Shepherd's cabinet meetings, calling tech support mid-shootout is a common occurrence, and the government denies that it has an agency overseeing plausible deniability of black-ops agencies. 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 1,948th in the world and 53rd in The North Pacific for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 11,922.61 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 327thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 569thMost Influential: 835thMost Corrupt Governments: 889thMost Secular: 1,116thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,165thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,202ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,245thLargest Retail Industry: 1,248thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,292ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,431stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,948thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,159thHighest Average Incomes: 2,367thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2,769thLowest Crime Rates: 2,882ndTop
Largest Black Market: 3,253rdMost Efficient Economies: 3,688thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,710thMost Developed: 4,015thSmartest Citizens: 4,333rdHighest Economic Output: 4,441stHighest Poor Incomes: 4,828thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,046thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,327thHealthiest Citizens: 5,963rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6,426thLargest Mining Sector: 6,432ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,490thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,348thRudest Citizens: 8,362ndMost Cultured: 8,378thLargest Governments: 9,026thMost Stationary: 10,432ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,832ndMost Subsidized Industry: 12,245thTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 16,476thMost Advanced Public Education: 16,789thLargest Publishing Industry: 16,803rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,990thHighest Food Quality: 24,611th
Largest Insurance Industry: 36th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 37th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 39th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 53rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 54th in the regionMost Secular: 58th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 58th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 59th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 68th in the regionTop
Largest Black Market: 78th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 79th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 85th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 105th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 109th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 109th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 129th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 134th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 141st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 148th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 150th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 184th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 193rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 200th in the regionMost Stationary: 207th in the regionMost Influential: 211th in the regionMost Developed: 213th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 223rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 225th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 240th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 282nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 336th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 338th in the regionRudest Citizens: 351st in the regionTop
Most Cultured: 404th in the regionLargest Governments: 451st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 484th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 491st in the regionLargest Populations: 504th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 631st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 694th in the region

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