by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 287thMost Influential: 588thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 907th
The Technocracy States of
Corporate Police State
All Will Be One
The Shepherd
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom

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Population4.945 billion

CapitalAirstrip One
LeaderThe Shepherd


The Technocracy States of Azzarel is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by The Shepherd with an iron fist, and remarkable for its digital currency, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 4.945 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, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Airstrip One. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 73.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Azza economy, worth a remarkable 1,532 trillion credits a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Retail. Average income is an amazing 309,867 credits, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,446,289 per year while the poor average 39,739, a ratio of 36.4 to 1.

The well-to-do in The North Pacific are never on time for important appointments, popular cartoon characters frequently appear in government-sponsored PSAs reminding students to say no to drugs, vanity is considered the fifth cardinal virtue, and babysitters are a thing of the past. 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 57,950th in the world and 3,434th in The North Pacific for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring 2,902.82 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 287thMost Influential: 588thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 907thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,104thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,198thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,209thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,246thLargest Retail Industry: 1,335thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,434thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,592ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,630thHighest Average Incomes: 1,669thMost Efficient Economies: 1,685thLargest Black Market: 1,695thTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,784thMost Secular: 1,852ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,895thLowest Crime Rates: 2,232ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2,274thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,668thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,894thMost Developed: 3,972ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,102ndSmartest Citizens: 4,957thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,678thLargest Governments: 5,713thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,142ndLargest Mining Sector: 6,146thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,259thMost Cultured: 7,457thHealthiest Citizens: 7,777thMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,159thTop
Highest Economic Output: 9,594thHighest Disposable Incomes: 9,692ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,624thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,168thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 11,547thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 12,939thMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,958thMost Conservative: 16,604th
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 32nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 40th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 41st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 42nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 47th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 50th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 66th in the regionLargest Black Market: 68th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 68th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 72nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 73rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 77th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 90th in the regionMost Secular: 94th in the regionTop
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 95th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 107th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 109th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 119th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 119th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 176th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 187th in the regionMost Influential: 188th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 211th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 214th in the regionMost Developed: 229th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 274th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 298th in the regionLargest Governments: 300th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 313th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 347th in the regionMost Cultured: 349th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 356th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 380th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 429th in the regionMost Stationary: 456th in the regionTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 514th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 538th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 559th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 591st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 660th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 879th in the region

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