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The Dictatorship of Hafez al-Assad

“dead dictator = good dictator”

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Few

Regional Influence: Hermit

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The Dictatorship of Hafez al-Assad is a colossal, economically powerful nation, ruled by Mr Al-Assad with an iron fist, and renowned for its sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 7.78 billion Hafez al-Assadians 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.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt government stops and the rest of society begins, but it concentrates mainly on Defence, although Commerce and Law & Order are secondary priorities. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Damascus. The average income tax rate is 80%, and even higher for the wealthy. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry.

Curtailed social programs have left many citizens bereft of any safety net, the government recently relinquished its monopoly on the mail service, several citizens have complained about scientists abducting their pets for experimentation, and euthanasia is illegal. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. Hafez al-Assad's national animal is the fly, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its currency is the money.

Hafez al-Assad is ranked 1st in 000000000000000000000000000000000000000 and 82,121st in the world for Smartest Citizens, scoring 22 on the Average Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 4 hours ago

  • 5 days ago: Hafez al-Assad fell out of the world Top 10% for Most Dedicated Public Healthcare.
  • 16 days ago: Hafez al-Assad fell out of the world Top 10% for Highest Police Ratios.
  • 36 days ago: Hafez al-Assad fell out of the world Top 10% for Largest Populations.
  • 60 days ago: Hafez al-Assad was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Defense Forces (last census: Top 5%).
  • 66 days ago: Hafez al-Assad fell out of the world Top 10% for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • 77 days ago: Hafez al-Assad was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Influential.
  • 109 days ago: Hafez al-Assad was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • 153 days ago: Hafez al-Assad was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Police Ratios.
  • 167 days ago: Hafez al-Assad was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
  • 222 days ago: Hafez al-Assad was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Devout.

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by Max Barry

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