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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, devout nation, ruled by Mr Al-Assad with an iron fist, and notable for its compulsory military service. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 6.879 billion 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 on the agenda. 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 43,180th in the world for Most Authoritarian, with 0.553 Stalins.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 2 hours ago

  • 3 days 14 hours ago: Hafez al-Assad was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Police Ratios.
  • 17 days ago: Hafez al-Assad was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
  • 72 days ago: Hafez al-Assad was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Devout.
  • 80 days ago: Hafez al-Assad was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector.
  • 88 days ago: Hafez al-Assad was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • 97 days ago: Hafez al-Assad was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector (last census: Top 10%).
  • 125 days ago: Hafez al-Assad was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Corrupt Governments (last census: Top 10%).
  • 127 days ago: Hafez al-Assad was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Dedicated Public Healthcare.
  • 139 days ago: Following new legislation in Hafez al-Assad, euthanasia is illegal.
  • 141 days ago: Hafez al-Assad was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Defense Forces (last census: Top 10%).

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by Max Barry

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