The Empire of Medes and Persians is a colossal, efficient nation, renowned for its complete lack of public education, restrictive gun laws, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 7.304 billion Medes and the Persians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.
The relatively small, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Spirituality, and Industry. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 8.9%.
The powerhouse Median and Persian economy, worth 330 trillion ribs a year, is quite specialized and led by the Gambling industry, with major contributions from Door-to-door Insurance Sales, Retail, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is 45,272 ribs, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 171,116 per year while the poor average 8,333, a ratio of 20.5 to 1.
Crime is a problem, possibly because it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many regulations. Medes and Persians's national animal is the bear, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities.
Medes and Persians is ranked 4th in Greece and 42,827th in the world for Lowest Unemployment Rates, scoring 90 on the Workforce Participation Versus Theoretical Maximum Metric.
Most Recent Government Activity: 13 days ago
- 18 hours ago: Medes and Persians was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Lowest Unemployment Rates.
- 2 days 18 hours ago: Medes and Persians was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Retail Industry.
- 11 days ago: Medes and Persians was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Fastest-Growing Economies.
- 13 days ago: Medes and Persians lodged a message on the Greece Regional Message Board.
- 22 days ago: Medes and Persians was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Stupidest Citizens.
- 39 days ago: Medes and Persians was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Gambling Industry.
- 64 days ago: Medes and Persians altered its national flag.
- 64 days ago: Medes and Persians changed its national demonym to "Mede and Persian", its demonym adjective to "Median and Persian", and its demonym plural to "Medes and the Persians".
- 64 days ago: Medes and Persians relocated from Balder to Greece.
- 64 days ago: Medes and Persians was refounded in Balder.