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The Monastic Theocracy of Fyrdowsi

“Only in Chains will You be Free”

Category: Authoritarian Democracy
Civil Rights:
Rare
Economy:
Imploded
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: The East Pacific

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The Monastic Theocracy of Fyrdowsi is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Clerical Council IX with an even hand, and remarkable for its anti-smoking policies. The compassionate, intelligent population of 9.946 billion Fyrdowsians are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it is mainly concerned with Law & Order, although Defence and the Environment are secondary priorities. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Adl Justia. The average income tax rate is 95%. The private sector is almost wholly made up of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out.

Women who display their ankles are shunned by society, reporters often lose their jobs over fact-checking errors, midnight pizza breaks are common among the work-from-home population, and the police have been swamped with requests to stay up past bedtime. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Fyrdowsi's national animal is the camel, which is also the nation's favorite main course, its national religion is Submissio Pacem, and its currency is the deenar.

Fyrdowsi is ranked 1,295th in The East Pacific and 63,998th in the world for Most Cultured, scoring 0 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 4 days ago

  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Fyrdowsi, the police have been swamped with requests to stay up past bedtime.
  • 4 days ago: Fyrdowsi voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend McMasterdonia".
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Fyrdowsi, midnight pizza breaks are common among the work-from-home population.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Fyrdowsi, reporters often lose their jobs over fact-checking errors.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Fyrdowsi, women who display their ankles are shunned by society.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Fyrdowsi, abortions are carried out secretly in shady backstreet clinics.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Fyrdowsi, military service is compulsory.
  • 5 days ago: Fyrdowsi was reclassified from "Democratic Socialists" to "Authoritarian Democracy".
  • 7 days ago: Following new legislation in Fyrdowsi, the national Police Academies have dedicated infant wings.
  • 7 days ago: Following new legislation in Fyrdowsi, the government awards prizes to television shows featuring stereotype-breaking minority roles.

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