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The Azunan Empire of Wecrein

“Man, some just want to watch your world burn”

Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
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Regional Influence: Superpower

Location: Azuno



Population924 million

CapitalWecrein City


The Azunan Empire of Wecrein is a huge, safe nation, remarkable for its state-planned economy and stringent health and safety legislation. The cynical population of 924 million Azunans are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The large, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Wecrein City. The average income tax rate is 38.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but sluggish Wecreinian economy, worth 19.8 trillion dollars 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 Trout Farming, Cheese Exports, and Beef-Based Agriculture. 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 21,426 dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Society and government have been organized according to a feudal hierarchy, the government tells its citizens to 'forgive and forget', Wecreinian Standard Vodka is the only drink that bars stock, and the weather report is the prisoners' favourite programme. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Wecrein's national animal is the kitten.

Wecrein is ranked 50,876th in the world and 3rd in Azuno for Most Pacifist, with 95.84 Cheeks Turned Per Day.

Most Authoritarian: 7,173rdTop
Most Ignorant Citizens: 10,908thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 11,040th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Wecrein changed its national capital to "Wecrein City", its demonym to "Azunan", and its nation type to "Azunan Empire".
  • : Wecrein altered its national flag.
  • : Wecrein lodged a message on the Azuno Regional Message Board.
  • : Wecrein's influence in Azuno fell from "Dominator" to "Superpower".
  • : Wecrein's influence in Azuno rose from "Superpower" to "Dominator".
  • : Wecrein's influence in Azuno fell from "Dominator" to "Superpower".
  • : Wecrein's influence in Azuno fell from "Hermit" to "Dominator".
  • : Wecrein's influence in Azuno rose from "Zero" to "Hermit".
  • : The Federation of Azuno Founder appointed Wecrein as King with authority over Appearance, Border Control, Communications, Embassies, and Polls in Azuno.
  • : Wecrein relocated from 0000 to Azuno.