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Rudest Citizens: 2,183rd Largest Information Technology Sector: 2,256th Largest Retail Industry: 2,559th
The United Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
You are not defeated unless you accept defeat
Influence
Vassal
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Cote Azure

Population6.014 billion

CapitalAzure
LeaderPresident Jeffrey Dates

CurrencySigmas
AnimalGreat Dane

The United Republic of Cote Azure is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by President Jeffrey Dates with an even hand, and remarkable for its daily referendums, unlimited-speed roads, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 6.014 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 are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Azure. The average income tax rate is 51.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Azuran economy, worth a remarkable 1,340 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 222,857 Sigmas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

Psychiatrists that date patients are congratulated on their romantic conquests, earthquake sirens are a leading cause of hearing loss, hundreds of subterranean tunnels are being built as part of "Project Morlock", and would-be emigrants are told "abandon all hope all ye who would exit here". 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 34,251st in the world and 56th in Wintreath for Largest Populations, with 6.01 billion Capita.

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Rudest Citizens: 2,183rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,256thLargest Retail Industry: 2,559thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,633rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,790thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,796thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,199thHighest Average Incomes: 3,869thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,059thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,231stMost Secular: 4,802ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,110thMost Influential: 5,455thLargest Black Market: 5,935thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,077thHighest Disposable Incomes: 6,146thSmartest Citizens: 6,876thLargest Mining Sector: 7,232ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7,850thTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 8,866thHighest Economic Output: 8,909thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 9,193rdLargest Governments: 9,446thMost Avoided: 10,588thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,776thLargest Publishing Industry: 12,071stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 12,554thMost Rebellious Youth: 13,368thMost Efficient Economies: 13,844thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13,882nd
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Rudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 7th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 8th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 8th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 8th in the regionLargest Black Market: 11th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 11th in the regionMost Secular: 11th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 13th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 13th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 16th in the regionTop
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Most Avoided: 17th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 18th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 19th in the regionMost Influential: 19th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 19th in the regionFattest Citizens: 21st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 23rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 25th in the regionLargest Governments: 27th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 28th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 32nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 32nd in the region

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