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Largest Information Technology Sector: 2,062nd Rudest Citizens: 2,330th Most Scientifically Advanced: 2,537th
The Military Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
You are not defeated unless you accept defeat
Influence
Apprentice
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Cote Azure

Population5.085 billion

CapitalAzure
LeaderPresident Jeffrey Dates

CurrencySigmas
AnimalGreat Dane

The Military Republic of Cote Azure is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by President Jeffrey Dates with an even hand, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, free-roaming dinosaurs, and otherworldly petting zoo. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 5.085 billion Azurans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The relatively small, corrupt government prioritizes Defense, with Education, Law & Order, and Public Transport also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Azure. The average income tax rate is 53.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Cote Azurean economy, worth a remarkable 1,101 trillion Sigmas a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an amazing 216,555 Sigmas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

Immersive video game experiences are interrupted by incessant disclaimer pop-ups, Cote Azure's navy has been named the scourge of the seven thousand seas, hidden bedroom-cams are installed to catch mothers doing their kids' homework, and police officers that upset their bosses get assigned to 24 hour stakeouts of bike sheds. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Cote Azure's national animal is the Great Dane, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Cote Azure is ranked 182,830th in the world and 226th in Wintreath for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 34.19 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

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Largest Information Technology Sector: 2,062ndRudest Citizens: 2,330thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,537thLargest Retail Industry: 2,602ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,828thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,141stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,228thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,141stHighest Average Incomes: 4,143rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,633rdMost Secular: 5,137thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,399thLargest Black Market: 6,814thMost Influential: 7,144thSmartest Citizens: 7,145thLargest Mining Sector: 7,855thHighest Disposable Incomes: 7,896thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,907thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 8,158thMost Avoided: 8,809thTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 9,943rdLargest Governments: 9,976thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10,074thHighest Economic Output: 10,730thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,444thLargest Publishing Industry: 12,972ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 14,246thFattest Citizens: 14,849thMost Rebellious Youth: 15,742ndMost Efficient Economies: 16,134thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 16,852ndLowest Crime Rates: 17,586th
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 5th in the regionRudest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 9th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 9th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 9th in the regionFattest Citizens: 10th in the regionLargest Black Market: 11th in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 12th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12th in the regionMost Secular: 12th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 12th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 12th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 12th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 15th in the regionMost Avoided: 15th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 18th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 18th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 18th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 18th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 21st in the regionLargest Governments: 23rd in the region

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Endorsements Received: 8 » Kremptonia, Andromedian, Casmaru, Allouxia, The Anathema, Fields Chronicle, Emmilia, and Symboli.

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