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The Oceanic State in Azuno of Poswon

“The Ocean is our home” Grand Admiral Jermone Geer

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Contender

Location: Azuno



Population1.516 billion

CapitalOutpost 1
LeaderGrand Admiral Jermone Geer


The Oceanic State in Azuno of Poswon is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Grand Admiral Jermone Geer with an even hand, and renowned for its frequent executions, irreverence towards religion, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed population of 1.516 billion Poswonians 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 enormous government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Outpost 1. The average income tax rate is 70.3%.

The thriving Poswonian economy, worth 106 trillion Pounds 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, quite specialized black market in Beef-Based Agriculture, Trout Farming, Information Technology, and Gambling. 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 70,282 Pounds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.8 times as much as the poorest.

Vets have been drafted in to help "fix" those who fail the parental license exam, the silencing of dissent speaks volumes about the quality of Poswonian democracy, cane fights are a common sight in nursing homes, and rap artists are regularly arrested for promoting extremist groups. Crime, especially youth-related, is relatively low. Poswon's national animal is the Zombie, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Poswon is ranked 164,714th in the world and 19th in Azuno for Most Devout, with 2.46 Prayers Per Hour.

Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,896thMost Secular: 4,235thTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 10,679thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,882ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 15,331stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16,700th
Largest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Poswon's influence in Azuno rose from "Negotiator" to "Contender".
  • : Poswon published "Azuno Constitution" (Factbook: Politics).
  • : Poswon's influence in Azuno rose from "Auxiliary" to "Negotiator".
  • : Poswon was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces.
  • : Poswon lodged a message on the Azuno Regional Message Board.
  • : Poswon's influence in Azuno rose from "Ambassador" to "Auxiliary".
  • : Poswon's influence in Azuno rose from "Diplomat" to "Ambassador".
  • : The Azunan Founder of Azuno Founder granted Communications authority and removed Border Control and Polls authority from Poswon and renamed the office from "Minister of Gameside Affairs" to "Minister of Documents" in Azuno.
  • : Poswon's influence in Azuno rose from "Envoy" to "Diplomat".
  • : The Azunan Founder of Azuno Founder appointed Poswon as Minister of Gameside Affairs with authority over Appearance, Border Control, and Polls in Azuno.


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