|Category: Father Knows Best State|
Regional Influence: Handshaker
Location: United Iran
The Aryan Kingdom of Artaphernes is a gargantuan, orderly nation, renowned for its compulsory military service and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 11.276 billion Artaphernians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.
The relatively small, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Environment, Defense, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 11.2%.
The strong Artaphernesian economy, worth 450 trillion spardas a year, is quite specialized and led by the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Black market activity is notable. Average income is 39,954 spardas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.5 times as much as the poorest.
Crime is a problem. Artaphernes's national animal is the farnah, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity: 7 days ago
- 1 day 16 hours ago: Artaphernes's influence in United Iran rose from "Truckler" to "Handshaker".
- 3 days 4 hours ago: Artaphernes's influence in United Iran rose from "Vassal" to "Truckler".
- 4 days ago: Artaphernes's influence in United Iran rose from "Minnow" to "Vassal".
- 7 days ago: Artaphernes changed its national demonym to "Artaphernian" and its nation type to "Aryan Kingdom".
- 7 days ago: Artaphernes lodged a message on the United Iran Regional Message Board.
- 7 days ago: Artaphernes relocated from Lazarus to United Iran.
- 7 days ago: Artaphernes applied to join the World Assembly.
- 7 days ago: Artaphernes was refounded in Lazarus.
- 48 days ago: Artaphernes ceased to exist.
- 55 days ago: Artaphernes was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.