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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 137th Highest Wealthy Incomes: 140th Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 156th
The Evenguard of
Une Fleur Pour Le Colosse
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
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New Azura

Population21.559 billion

LeaderCalixte I
FaithEcclesia Rithos

AnimalCaeruleuan Lion

The Evenguard of New Azura is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Calixte I with an even hand, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, enslaved workforce, and unlimited-speed roads. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless, devout population of 21.559 billion Azurans enjoy some of the most opulent lifestyles in the region, unless they are unemployed or working-class, in which case they are variously starving to death or crippled by easily preventable diseases.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business government, or what there is of one, is solely concerned with Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Isaura. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Azur economy, worth a remarkable 8,299 trillion Rankmarks a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Uranium Mining industry, with major contributions from Automobile Manufacturing, Arms Manufacturing, and Gambling. Average income is an amazing 384,985 Rankmarks, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,584,166 per year while the poor average 21,494, a ratio of 120 to 1.

Stealing from a clothesline is a serious offence, the nationalistic national anthem inspires citizens to literally spit at foreigners, getting an infected tattoo is considered a rite of passage in New Azura, and no-one can foil the ambitions of Big Aluminium. Crime is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. New Azura's national animal is the Caeruleuan Lion, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Ecclesia Rithos.

New Azura is ranked 7,233rd in the world and 195th in The East Pacific for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 330.27 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 137thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 140thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 156thLargest Mining Sector: 233rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 278thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 376thFattest Citizens: 386thHighest Economic Output: 390thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 425thLargest Gambling Industry: 428thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 445thLargest Insurance Industry: 484thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 511thHighest Average Incomes: 532ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 607thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 617thMost Avoided: 627thMost Armed: 651stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 787thHighest Crime Rates: 1,088thRudest Citizens: 1,093rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,112thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,335thMost Efficient Economies: 1,576thTop
Largest Retail Industry: 2,145thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,158thMost Devout: 2,331stMost Corrupt Governments: 3,207thLargest Populations: 3,361stLargest Agricultural Sector: 3,652ndLargest Publishing Industry: 4,318thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 5,406thMost Pro-Market: 5,936thLargest Black Market: 6,981stMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,233rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,649thTop
Nudest: 12,271stSmartest Citizens: 13,875th
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 8th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 9th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 9th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 10th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 11th in the regionFattest Citizens: 12th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 12th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 12th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 13th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 13th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 14th in the regionMost Armed: 14th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 17th in the regionMost Avoided: 18th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 19th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 20th in the regionLargest Populations: 22nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 25th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 30th in the regionRudest Citizens: 32nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 34th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 40th in the regionMost Devout: 46th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 56th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 72nd in the regionTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 101st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 105th in the regionLargest Black Market: 115th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 188th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 195th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 217th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 219th in the regionNudest: 286th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 367th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : New Azura's influence in The East Pacific rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Following new legislation in New Azura, no-one can foil the ambitions of Big Aluminium.
  • : Following new legislation in New Azura, getting an infected tattoo is considered a rite of passage in New Azura.
  • : Following new legislation in New Azura, the nationalistic national anthem inspires citizens to literally spit at foreigners.
  • : Following new legislation in New Azura, stealing from a clothesline is a serious offence.
  • : New Azura lodged a message on the The East Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : New Azura's influence in The East Pacific rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Following new legislation in New Azura, children who can't memorize their multiplication tables are sent to the mines.
  • : Following new legislation in New Azura, toy versions of heroin paraphernalia let kids pretend to be their favourite TV characters.
  • : Following new legislation in New Azura, stoned tourists don't tend to remember much about their holidays here.


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