The Caliphate of
Father Knows Best State
Tomorrow the snow will melt and the plains will emerge.
Regional Influence
Vassal
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Rare

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The Caliphate of Syrakhstan is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Ayatollah Mahdavi with an iron fist, and notable for its flagrant waste-dumping, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 6.421 billion Syrakhstanis 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, well-organized morass — juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Asgabhad. The average income tax rate is 96.9%.

The all-consuming Syrakhstanian economy, worth 791 trillion Shahis a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is mostly made up of the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Information Technology, and Trout Farming. Average income is an impressive 123,222 Shahis, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 457,976 per year while the poor average 23,295, a ratio of 19.7 to 1.

Disaster victims are viewed with disdain, the roads are notorious throughout the region for their peril, citizens receive notices of disenfranchisement along with their parking tickets, and a government program is underway to revitalize Syrakhstan's beaches. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Syrakhstan's national animal is the Persian Leopard, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Islam.

Syrakhstan is ranked 119th in Audax and 137,594th in the world for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring -15 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 12 days ago

  • 8 days ago: Syrakhstan was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Mining Sector.
  • 10 days ago: Syrakhstan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates (last census: Top 10%).
  • 10 days ago: Syrakhstan was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • 11 days ago: Syrakhstan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry (last census: Top 10%).
  • 11 days ago: Syrakhstan fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Subsidized Industry.
  • 20 days ago: Syrakhstan was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Highest Police Ratios (last census: Top 10%).
  • 23 days ago: Syrakhstan was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Corrupt Governments.
  • 27 days ago: Syrakhstan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Manufacturing Sector.
  • 32 days ago: Following new legislation in Syrakhstan, a government program is underway to revitalize Syrakhstan's beaches.
  • 32 days ago: Following new legislation in Syrakhstan, citizens receive notices of disenfranchisement along with their parking tickets.

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