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The Technocracy States of Azzarel

“All Will Be One” The Shepherd

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Location: The North Pacific



Population7.569 billion

CapitalAirstrip One
LeaderThe Shepherd


The Technocracy States of Azzarel is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by The Shepherd with an iron fist, and remarkable for its parental licensing program, public floggings, and pith helmet sales. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 7.569 billion Azzas are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Airstrip One. The average income tax rate is 81.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Azza economy, worth a remarkable 2,405 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 317,850 credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.1 times as much as the poorest.

Government fact-checkers use surprising amounts of high explosive, blue sky thinkers are reminded that the firmament is actually more of a grey-ish colour, the government encourages conflict abroad to increase arms sales, and the latest superhero movie features a caped Meerkat with adamantium claws. 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 907th in the world and 37th in The North Pacific for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens, with 73.33 Whatever.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 292ndMost Influential: 568thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 907thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,131stMost Corrupt Governments: 1,184thLargest Black Market: 1,367thLargest Retail Industry: 1,526thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,568thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,648thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,724thHighest Average Incomes: 1,763rdMost Efficient Economies: 1,792ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,811thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,939thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,956thLowest Crime Rates: 2,027thMost Secular: 2,189thTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 2,650thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,157thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,402ndMost Developed: 3,756thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,309thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,319thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,610thSmartest Citizens: 4,872ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,095thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,301stLargest Governments: 5,499thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,634thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,037thHighest Economic Output: 6,588thMost Cultured: 7,239thHealthiest Citizens: 7,972ndLargest Mining Sector: 9,083rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,346thTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 14,601stHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,831stMost Stationary: 15,011thLargest Publishing Industry: 15,553rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18,175th
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 37th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 37th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 37th in the regionLargest Black Market: 50th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 54th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 70th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 77th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 81st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 87th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 95th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 102nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 113th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 115th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 117th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 121st in the regionMost Secular: 127th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 128th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 155th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 179th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 179th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 183rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 188th in the regionMost Influential: 195th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 200th in the regionMost Developed: 232nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 232nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 272nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 279th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 285th in the regionLargest Governments: 298th in the regionMost Stationary: 331st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 347th in the regionMost Cultured: 367th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 463rd in the regionTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 520th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 530th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 661st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 748th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 767th in the regionLargest Populations: 861st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Azzarel, the latest superhero movie features a caped Meerkat with adamantium claws.
  • : Following new legislation in Azzarel, the government encourages conflict abroad to increase arms sales.
  • : Following new legislation in Azzarel, blue sky thinkers are reminded that the firmament is actually more of a grey-ish colour.
  • : Following new legislation in Azzarel, government fact-checkers use surprising amounts of high explosive.
  • : Following new legislation in Azzarel, mandatory updates on software drivers often bring life to a halt.
  • : Following new legislation in Azzarel, the military is plagued with unethical researchers.
  • : Following new legislation in Azzarel, foreign football clubs wave the Azza flag before every game.
  • : Following new legislation in Azzarel, money grows on trees.
  • : Following new legislation in Azzarel, the Azza delegation to the World Assembly is having a hard time convincing people that international law will "pay for itself somehow...".
  • : Azzarel voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Freedom Of Association".


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 354 » Buckerino, Siwale, Sunto, Pallaith, Notyoutopia, Yaorozu, PlanetPunk, Great Bights Mum, Corfad, Cloydicia, Territorio di Nessuno, New Lakemba, Wineclaw, Universal State Formula, Holy Oranz, Necromonia, Selfgradatude, Unimaginable Doom, Shadowrik, Xentherida, Diodone, Malta Comino Gozo, Maott, The Austro Germanic Union, Dreylus, North Armatas, Kwaj, Unsophisticate, Panama Coalition, Puczovska, Radicaster, Alice Gardens, Sil Dorsett, Western Vapia, Moubarakistan, Frances Francis the First of France, Guyomartand, Phoronu, Zyvetskistaahn, Shibutani, Yukti, The Gamer Party, Viridiann, Former English Colony, New Trisone, Koda-Land, Empy, Bearical, Highton Islands, Arimbia, and 304 others.Free Culture, Whereisthatistan, Zeternia, Ethnon, Sundred, Hyperbanus, SORT, Zokk, Ice and Tinian, The Teddy, El Fiji Grande, Arstungry, Dar es Saalam, New Chilokver, Wilkshire, Greater Pittsburgh, The Iron Lions, The Rhein States, Rosewood-, United Kahndaq, Vincone Cae, Votak Matim, North Bratislava, Newpromisedland, The Windmilluminati, Dreadton, Omnistria, Guer Aike, Humptalumpta, Kobagia, Ninjak30, Napnomadia, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Partax, Pasargad, The Sinclarian Provinces, Joodey, Solmetria, Acrabinnia, Steampunk Ariel, Trillius, The Stratosphere Islands, Haor Chall, Astronomical, 1 very fast endotarter, Daiz, Republic of New Atlantis, Loutsland, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Astrind, Glurponia, Nordic-British Union, Seenvorland, Ever dark, Runeda, Orado, The Tampa Bay Rays, McMasterdonia, Solskjar, Gnomewatchers, Antiyard, Tachycardia, Clan Spaniel, Xagill, PotatoFarmers, Kranostav, Zecit, Dabarastan, Ravendi, Rumagna, Interdimensional Zone, Pleroma Sans Romans, Anungu, Merconitonitopia, Fendlium, Valentine Z, Advancia-Sizzletown, Volstokn, Hamerica, Dakota Territories, Nova Arcania, Singamadri, Yokciq Empire, Texas States, The Endless Eventide, Lucedeia, Herzliyya, Xyrron, KhalChicken, Free Nation of Hong Kong, Nationeer, The Lancerian Empire, Khoik, Tunofferia, Prevaland, Crader, Nisastria, Aeolist, Nistriabar, Varola, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Unshleepd, The Pantheons, Korovan Isles, Godwanna, The Serdey Islands, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Sikol, Timothea, Zzozona, Ver Testua, Termathe, I Like Killing people, Libertania Democratica, Prydania, Bengal Empir, The Calabash Protectorate, Fluffy Noodles, TyGerria, Simone Republic, Brucklania, Dangine, Innocentic, Seanat, Mystiquelle, Eywaan, Lux Conos, Jovian Knights, Animu Place, Joevala, Madjack, Eastern Cous Empria, Kragsgale, Loptous, The Federal Republic of Scouseland, Xipher, Pokemanland, Amerian States, Illusia and Neverendia, WeKnow, Heilhum Imperius, Krazon, Draconian Progression, Colonies of Free Temeria, Hardscrabble, Harjad, Lulubellia, Cartures, Aerilia, Cretox State, Morover, Visse, Outer Shenendoah, TLTland, Yalkan, Porotia, Chips and Guac, R libanon, Republica Guilleana, A Salmon Named Harold, Cereskia, Fran Advar, Rainengrad, The Peoples Republic of Kyle, Pytong, Religioncord, Kureizen, Venicea, Testnation223, Ozstan, Bankowiata, East Akra, Kazoo Basin, Sanghyeok, PEG, Imperial Pieserged, Vivanco, Sevinland, Yellops, Goblin Gang, Ellbonnia, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Free Atlantis, Kristalmaan, Odelinor, Slyakanya, Strongwill, The Pleiads, Nodnarb, Tvers, The Jerichowan Country, Nuronte, Solcius, Chukstik Illahi, Hewani, Climeria, Rinadia, Colfes, Seijitsu, Iberia y las Colonias, Simadoa, New Michag, Blyskalia, Port Naga, Star Kingdom, Galbadiana, Morgul, Darkmondoria, Svenskskit, His Enduring Majesty, Bharathvarsh, Wisconsota, Moneyflows, Holy Empire of Greater Bavaria, The Republic of Free Peoples, Planes, Super Girl, The Mazur Empire, Sachi, The AnCap Pirate Utopia, Ibarkla, Barabolia, Vesteysia, Otakus and Weebs, Folenz, Kromi, Aoncarpa, Francois Isidore, Valgarda, Zemnaya Svoboda, Travislavania, Svenskan, Free Salvation, Tyirza, Sudrhodesien, Neavira, Figyjharli, Wapistan, Sanjurika, Trumpski, The Ultimate Republic, Lol2639, Siforpeo, Katuda, Shahrukh, Tringapore, Nyock, BTProductions, Galaician Empire, Erisoria, Aryan Homeland, Mon Island, Duryanistan, New Celoveniortan, Qurtuba, Korean-Joseon, Jaxikistan, Cajland, ForestMythal, Lazadonil, Tsandonown, Perikuresu, Liberum Hibernia, Bramburg, Defense For The World Assembly, Lowssen, Centrialand, Britle, Capablanca, Free States of Marina, Atlunartemis, Neopie, Ootasa, Libvillia, 2 and 2 is Fish, Greater Ale Permars, Ariele, Intion North, Nikhilesh23, Fraystonia, Card Kingdom, Novremia, Boston Castle, Andanavia, Newam, Kastonvia, Sopernia, Kinitopia, Mazdia, Liminyj, Enomeni Ipeiros, Morcusa Clicanskaukk, Drueste, Fizban, Muqatil, United Capitalist Provinces, Batatoland Empire, British-Australia, Sahriastan, Lionia, Allah Subhan, The Blazeland Administration, and Beta Cyndriel.

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