by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 292ndMost Influential: 568thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 904th
The Technocracy States of
Iron Fist Consumerists Champions of Commerce
All Will Be One
The Shepherd
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population7.563 billion

CapitalAirstrip One
LeaderThe Shepherd


The Technocracy States of Azzarel is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by The Shepherd with an iron fist, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 7.563 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 Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Airstrip One. The average income tax rate is 81.3%.

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 318,007 credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.1 times as much as the poorest.

The military is plagued with unethical researchers, mandatory updates on software drivers often bring life to a halt, government fact-checkers use surprising amounts of high explosive, and blue sky thinkers are reminded that the firmament is actually more of a grey-ish colour. 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 242,801st in the world and 9,260th in The North Pacific for Most Armed, with 0.12 Weapons Per Person.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 292ndMost Influential: 568thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 904thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,123rdMost Corrupt Governments: 1,184thLargest Black Market: 1,352ndLargest Retail Industry: 1,537thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,542ndMost Subsidized Industry: 1,630thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,701stHighest Average Incomes: 1,758thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,794thMost Efficient Economies: 1,828thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,940thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,942ndLowest Crime Rates: 2,035thMost Secular: 2,187thTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 2,599thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,265thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,336thMost Developed: 3,762ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,259thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,506thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,597thSmartest Citizens: 4,873rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,002ndMost Advanced Public Education: 5,236thLargest Governments: 5,489thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,658thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,004thHighest Economic Output: 6,588thMost Cultured: 7,240thHealthiest Citizens: 7,978thLargest Mining Sector: 8,973rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,257thTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 14,471stHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,633rdMost Stationary: 15,016thLargest Publishing Industry: 15,490thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18,192nd
Largest Insurance Industry: 33rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 37th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 37th in the regionLargest Black Market: 49th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 54th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 68th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 77th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 81st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 86th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 94th in the regionTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 102nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 114th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 114th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 116th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 117th in the regionMost Secular: 125th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 132nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 149th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 179th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 181st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 182nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 187th in the regionMost Influential: 195th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 199th in the regionMost Developed: 232nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 232nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 267th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 278th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 281st in the regionLargest Governments: 296th in the regionMost Stationary: 331st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 342nd in the regionMost Cultured: 367th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 460th in the regionTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 516th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 529th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 657th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 740th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 763rd in the regionLargest Populations: 861st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : 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".
  • : Azzarel endorsed The Constitutional Monarchy of Beta Cyndriel.
  • : Azzarel endorsed The United States of The Blazeland Administration.


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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