by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 365th Most Influential: 628th Most Corrupt Governments: 1,323rd
The Technocracy States of
Corporate Police State
All Will Be One
The Shepherd
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Deck


Population1.812 billion

CapitalAirstrip One
LeaderThe Shepherd


The Technocracy States of Azzarel is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by The Shepherd with an iron fist, and renowned for its ubiquitous missile silos, complete lack of prisons, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 1.812 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 medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized 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. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 68.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Azza economy, worth 421 trillion credits a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Automobile Manufacturing. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 232,628 credits, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 931,906 per year while the poor average 38,964, a ratio of 23.9 to 1.

Hunters often become the hunted, a proud mining community is considering a rebellion after the Capital officially renamed them 'District XII', the "temporary replacement bus service" is now a permanent fixture, and prices fluctuate manically for no fathomable reason. 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 138,197th in the world and 6,855th in The North Pacific for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 20 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 365thMost Influential: 628thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,323rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,472ndTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1,684thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,881stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,270thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,378thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,688thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,771stLowest Crime Rates: 2,822ndLargest Retail Industry: 3,170thHighest Average Incomes: 3,291stLargest Insurance Industry: 3,455thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,485thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,853rdLargest Black Market: 4,403rdMost Secular: 4,862ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,525thLargest Mining Sector: 6,242ndSmartest Citizens: 7,380thTop
Largest Governments: 8,274thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,605thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8,654thHealthiest Citizens: 9,086thMost Cultured: 9,802ndMost Efficient Economies: 9,970thMost Developed: 11,244thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 11,744thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,227thHighest Disposable Incomes: 14,109thMost Conservative: 15,230th
Most Corrupt Governments: 45th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 46th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 52nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 61st in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 84th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 93rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 103rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 108th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 112th in the regionLargest Black Market: 113th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 115th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 125th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 130th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 155th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 164th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 180th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 197th in the regionMost Influential: 209th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 244th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 264th in the regionMost Secular: 272nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 346th in the regionLargest Governments: 369th in the regionTop
Smartest Citizens: 393rd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 439th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 454th in the regionMost Cultured: 468th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 487th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 579th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 632nd in the regionMost Developed: 638th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Azzarel was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Disposable Incomes and Most Conservative.
  • : Azzarel endorsed The Democratic Republic of Aerovea.
  • : Azzarel was endorsed by The Democratic Republic of Aerovea.
  • : Following new legislation in Azzarel, prices fluctuate manically for no fathomable reason.
  • : Following new legislation in Azzarel, the "temporary replacement bus service" is now a permanent fixture.
  • : Following new legislation in Azzarel, a proud mining community is considering a rebellion after the Capital officially renamed them 'District XII'.
  • : Following new legislation in Azzarel, hunters often become the hunted.
  • : Azzarel was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • : Following new legislation in Azzarel, agricultural employees work for peanuts.
  • : Azzarel endorsed The Free Land of Joaquin El Chapo Guzman.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 206 » Buckerino, Wodan, Siwale, Sunto, Pallaith, Notyoutopia, Tharissus, Yaorozu, Shin-Hachioji, PlanetPunk, Great Bights Mum, Corfad, The Lancerian Empire, Bayern-Straubing, Cloydicia, Territorio di Nessuno, New Lakemba, Wineclaw, Ainsworth, Universal State Formula, McMasterdonia, Holy Oranz, American MapleStory, Necromonia, Victoriaans Nederlands, Selfgradatude, Kelvaros Prime, Republic of Dixie, Unimaginable Doom, Shadowrik, Xentherida, Republic of Destiny, Diodone, The Syca, Malta Comino Gozo, Apetopia, Camarthen, Maott, The Austro Germanic Union, Dreylus, Agrauron, Crodaria, North Armatas, Drasvidania, Dannyria, Kwaj, Unsophisticate, The Transhuman Union, Panama Coalition, Ausrea, and 156 others.Mzeusia, Gladio II, Friently, General COE, SillyString, Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, Malvad, New Fingland, NatsukiLand, Puczovska, Radicaster, Alice Gardens, ABC, Merconitonitopia, Atheenos, Edwerlantin, Ozstan, Xinchao, Sil Dorsett, Avemterra, A Terribly Charismatic Duck, Western Vapia, Prevaland, Xagill, Aningem Atron, Eglise Sainte Eve, Alarys, Guslantis, Moubarakistan, Frances Francis the First of France, Destroedor, The Mazur Empire, Ceretis, Triekru, Imbizi, Atain, Guyomartand, New Seaview Cove, Omicron Persei V111, Phoronu, Ka Ching, TerranulliuZ, Zyvetskistaahn, Albacria, Mordant99, Q w e r t y, The Windmilluminati, Shibutani, Yukti, Californian Redwood, The Gamer Party, THX1138, Constantinolia, Semailand, Viridiann, Pizza Squared, Imperial Higerker Rus, Wisconsota, Former English Colony, Triangle And Square, New Trisone, Koda-Land, Empy, Sevmenika, Misuvelia, Kylesburgh, Bearical, Amerian States, New Cataria, Avalon, Highton Islands, Diche Choklate, The FNBs, Tredano, Lower Nubia, Mazeoftime, United Draconia, Snoodum, Anarchy for people, Arimbia, Sireco, Free Culture, Batdaviea, Racoda, Quranite, Eravonia, Veskaleine, Whereisthatistan, Walist, Grimrholm, Sacrento, The Mace Kingdom, Suicidistan, Sanjurika, Krakenland, Zeternia, Dooh Mayne, Ethnon, Sundred, Hyperbanus, One hundred castles, Liberentis, RaRaRasputinn, SORT, Dovena, Kulgatha, Thoets, Sahriastan, Sile Maungistan, CedieRKing, Zokk, Tyroshh, The United States of Romania, Alsace and Lorraine United, Waterma, Municipality of Baria and Vungtau, I am the one who knocks, Voznesheim, Ayylienz, Gooboistkoyt, Sea Ghost, East Darlown Zamatraporia, Abject Ludicrosity, Vsyerossiya, Rochester Black, Jontopiary, Ice and Tinian, PR Van Diemens Land, The Teddy, Aenglaland, Freehum, Jalyort Empire, El Fiji Grande, Beasluxia, Arstungry, Bharathvarsh, Shaun, GreatMinds, Great Bird Society, East Wushen, Repsia, Daukas, Amauri, Ladtanderan, Dar es Saalam, Boukouras, Abrickhouse, Bridger-Teton, Solcialist States, Democritus, New Chilokver, Wilkshire, Yarecir, Maj Tonia Godgueeber, Joaquin El Chapo Guzman, and Aerovea.

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