“Discipline and Order!” High Chancellor
|Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy|
Regional Influence: Power
Discipline and Order.
Population: ~ 2 billion
Largest City: Ritom
Official Languages: Istran, Novogerman, Azazri
National Language: Azazri
- President: Dani Wenckebach
- Vice President: Robert Schmidt
- Speaker of the House: Lena von Loch
- Chief Justice: Zandra Dirmann
Legislature: High Chancellor, Senate
Federative State: December 3rd 2031
Independence: January 1st 2036
Land Area: 2,236,831 km²
Water Area: 6,512,120 km²
Water %: 33.1
Highest Point: Mt. Singer (1,827m)
Lowest Point: Lake Fanni (-12m)
GDP (nominal): ITR 122 trillion
GDP (nominal) per capita: ITR 71,521
Human Development Index (NS Version): 0.590 (medium)
Currency: Istro (ITR)
Time Zone: CET (GMT +1)
Drives on the: right
Calling code: +398
Internet TLD: .zz
The Allied Republic of Azazria, commonly called Azazria or Father, is a technocratic republic in Istra, consisted of six States. It is bordered on the north by Transistria, on the south by Methan, and on the west (across the sea) by Ragusium. Azazria covers 2,236,831 square kilometers and has an estimated population of about 2 billion. Azazria comprises of the mainland and doesn't have any larger islands.
The name of Azazria is derived from the word Azaz, meaning father in both Istran and Azazri languages.
The standard way to refer to a citizen of Azazria is as an "Azazrian", or sometimes in a non-formal conversation as an "Azi".
The ancient history of the entire Region is little known, but the scientists agree that there were pre-existing cultures living on the current continents. Most of those cultures had no contact with one another due to being divided by the seas, but the scientists have determined that there are some similarities between cultures that were sharing the continent, or were very close to one another. For example, the Southern Continent has three known cultures that share a lot of similarities: Saisclotian, Tanclotian, and Beclotian. The Western and Eastern continent have two similar cultures that, even though divided by the Narrow Strait, still share similarities: West-Dorolytic and East-Dorolytic. It is believed that these two cultures once formed a great Empire, a first multicontinental Empire in the history of our Region.
After the "Great Flood of the World", the valleys of Istran Pangaea get flooded again and the mainland became three large continents and a bunch of islands surrounded by the Great Ocean.
On December 3rd 2031., nine years after the Great Flood, Istrans held another referendum in order to federalize the country. This referendum was also considered as only a formality since the majority of citizens were already protesting a strong centralized government for a few years. With 78% of votes for federalization, the country of Istra was divided among three countries that were already acting as defacto states only without proper official government. Three new constituting federal states held their elections and formed new governments under the Federal Republic of Istra
Transistria acquired the northern part of Istrian island along with four large islands in the northern part of the Sea.
Azazria acquired the south-west part of Istrian island along with dozens of smaller islands in the vicinity.
Ragusium acquired the eastern part of Istrian island along with two large island and dozens of small ones.
On August 1st 2035., thirteen years after the Great Flood, after the extreme-left party AAF (Azazrians Against Federation) wins the absolute majority of seats in the Azazrian senate, the state of Azazria declares independence as well as the transformation of their political system to uni-party, autocratic socialism. As there was no referendum being held, Transistria and Ragusium objected and tried to solve the secession crisis by international pressure and World Assembly.
On January 1st 2036., Federal Republic of Istra ceases to exist as states of Transistria and Ragusium reach an agreement of dissolution of Istran Federation and both countries declare independence, thus acknowledging the independence of Azazria after 5 months of bad relations and occasional threats of war from each side.
On February 2nd 2044., all four countries that seceded from the Federation proclaim a loose union of countries called "Region of Istra". The idea of "Region" was first pitched by Azazria as a monetary and trade union, but after the Azazrian Summit, the Region of Istra was formed as a Union that doesn't involve in the political and military systems of member countries.
On October 7th 2045., Azazria grants full independence to Methan, the previously autonomous region occupying a large chunk of territory in the south.
Azazria is a land with diverse geographic features. The central part of the country is very flat and dry, while northern and southern parts are more mountainous and have a wet climate.
On average, Azazria is considered to be of Arrid climate. An area that features this climate usually experiences from 25 to 200 mm per year of precipitation and in some years may experience no precipitation at all. The climate is characterised by more moderate temperatures than encountered elsewhere at comparable latitudes (usually due to the nearby presence of cold ocean currents) and, in the case of coastal mild deserts, frequent fog and low clouds, despite the fact that these places can rank among the driest on Earth in terms of actual precipitation received. Temperatures are mild throughout the year, usually not subject to any of the temperature extremes typically found in desert climates.
Azazrian is the common name for people living in the country, but there are various cultures, traditions, and customs that make the Azazrian population diverse. Northern Azazrians usually claim to be half Azazrian and half Transistrian, coastal Azazrians proud themselves with their East-Dorolytic legacy and consider themselves direct descendants of this ancient culture. The population of Azazria living in the central area is claiming to be 101% Azazrian and is regarded by other parts of Azazria as very nationalistic. The southerners are of German descent and besides Azazri speak also Novogerman language.
Languages: Istran, Transistri, Hansi, Azazri
Branch: Slavic alphabet
Direction: Left to right
ISO 15924: IGLG, 377
First used: Constitution of Republic of Istra
There are three official languages used in Azazria: Istran, Novogerman, and Azazri. Istran and Azazri languages are mutually understandable as Istran is a large regional language that developed in now-defunct Federation of Istra, while Azazri language developed as a southern dialect of Istran language. The two languages share roughly 75% of vocabulary.
The Novogerman language is mostly used by the population of German descent in the southern parts of Azazria.
There are two official alphabets: Latin and Istroglagolitic alphabets. Both Istran and Azazri use Istroglagolitic as much as possible, but the usage of Latin alphabet isn't forbidden as well. The Novogerman language is written mostly in Latin alphabet, but during the last two decades, there is a steady growth of a number of users that use Istroglagolitic as well.
English language is seen as a capitalist language and is therefore forbidden in schools.
An example of Istroglagolitic alphabet
There is no official religion in Azazria, and the religious people are considered to be foolish and are often frowned upon. However, the religion itself is not forbidden as the government has brought up laws that allow citizens to confess any religion and live by any religious customs they prefer as long as these religions or customs don't harm or discriminate any other groups or beliefs.
The common Azazrian is of the Caucasian race, and considers interracial marriages weird and avoids them at by any means necessary. However, the few citizens that happen to be of other races aren't discriminated by any laws.
Metro area population
The government of Azazria is headed by the High Chancellor and the Senate that consists of 6 members (one from each State). The country has 16 ministers in charge of particular sectors of activity. As the executive branch, the Senate is responsible for proposing legislation and a budget, executing the laws, and guiding the foreign and internal policies of the republic. The government is seated at the Government Headquarters in Bürgstadt. The national government decides on all the national laws and isn't considered to be very democratic. Since there are no national elections except for the High Chancellor, there are also no national political parties.
The Senate (parliament) is a unicameral legislative body. The number of members of Senate is always 6, one from each State; they are elected directly by the High Chancellor himself and can be replaced at any moment. The elected members of the Senate choose the 16 ministers by an anonymous voting process.
The local government is considered to be democratic and each State has a Prime Minister that is elected by the citizens of each state for the term of four years. The political parties are state-only and one political party can't register or compete in more than one State.
Azazria has established diplomatic relations with 1,281 countries. The country is often praised for its highly developed military and for its advanced space project. Azazria isn't a member of World Assembly.
Azazria is not aligned with any Alliances in the Region of Istra and rejects any possibility of joining any alliances in the foreseeable future.
Currency: Istro (ITR)
Fiscal Year: March 1 - February 28
GDP (nominal): ITR 122 trillion
GDP (nominal) per capita: ITR 71,521
Labor Force: ~1,1 billion
The thriving Azazrian economy, worth 122 trillion Istroes a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Retail, and Uranium Mining. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 71,521 Istroes and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.
Azazria is home to several large state-owned companies. The largest Azazrian companies by revenue are Air Azazria, GigaBullet Technologies, and GunsGunsGuns. Azazria is ranked as having one of the most diverse economies in the region. Azazria's most important economic sector is manufacturing. Manufacturing consists largely of the production of specialist chemicals, mass-transit vehicles, weapons, and medical supplies.
Azazria is home to many notable contributors to literature, art, architecture, music, and sciences. In addition, the country attracted a number of creative persons during time of the Great Flood. Some 1,000 museums are distributed through the country, but the number is growing each year.
The infrastructure in Azazria is modern. There are more than 40 national airports, 6 of them international. Railway system is one of the most used public transportation systems and is currently being upgraded to faster tracks and rails. Ships are being used as another type of transport, mostly in international trade. The city of Ritom has the largest harbor and shipyard in Azazria, as well as the densest railway system.
All big cities have a very efficient and modern public transportation systems, with underground and above-ground trains as well as the electric buses.
Azazria is most famous for the development and production of the Transistrian ultra speed transit system, "GigaBullet".
"GigaBullet" is an underground system of tunnels that operate on the principle of vacuum. The maximum speed of maglev trains in the Giga Bullet tunnels is 3,300km/h, but with an average speed of 2,800km/h through the entire track.
Azazria has only one line of the previously mentioned GigaBullet transit system, and it was first built for development and testing but was later extended to connect the capital of Bürgstadt with the city of Ritom.
Highways are well developed
GigaBullet AZ1 parked in Bürgstadt
GigaBullet TI999, produced in Azazria
Electricity generated in Azazria is 100% from nuclear power, resulting in a CO2-free electricity-generating network. Azazria exports all of its trash and refuses to deal with its trash locally.