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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,404thMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,128thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,231st
The Divine Intervention of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
Work Hard, Go Far, We Are Unstoppable
Overseer of Blade Corps
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Population6.498 billion

LeaderDakota Vytherov

Animalblack hawk

The Divine Intervention of Azaelai is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Dakota Vytherov with an iron fist, and remarkable for its enslaved workforce, compulsory gun ownership, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 6.498 billion Azaelaians 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, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Valerievna. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 68.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Azaelaian economy, worth 820 trillion dollars a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Furniture Restoration, and Arms Manufacturing. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 126,313 dollars, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 437,843 per year while the poor average 26,603, a ratio of 16.5 to 1.

A faint smell of body odour can be detected at several miles' distance from the National Science Park, family trees become bare as entire branches are lopped off, politicians always seem to take two steps forward then three steps back, and jaywalking is punishable by public flogging. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Azaelai's national animal is the black hawk, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Lynxism.

Azaelai is ranked 74,807th in the world and 126th in The Black Hawks for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 3,456.62 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,404thMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,128thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,231stLargest Agricultural Sector: 9,075thLargest Black Market: 10,384thMost Armed: 10,994thTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 14,441stMost Devout: 15,913thMost Developed: 16,381stMost Efficient Economies: 17,313thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 18,353rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 18,652ndMost Subsidized Industry: 18,965thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 20,012thLowest Crime Rates: 20,185thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 20,370thHighest Average Incomes: 21,015thMost Influential: 21,137thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 22,246thMost Stationary: 22,477thMost Scientifically Advanced: 22,503rdHighest Economic Output: 23,044thMost Cultured: 23,160thMost Compassionate Citizens: 23,169thLargest Governments: 23,845th
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9th in the regionTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 18th in the regionMost Armed: 25th in the regionMost Influential: 26th in the regionMost Stationary: 28th in the regionMost Developed: 30th in the region

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