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The Caliphate of Syrakhstan

“Tomorrow the snow will melt and the plains will emerge.”

Category: Corporate Police State
Civil Rights:
Rare
Economy:
All-Consuming
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Vassal

Location: Audax

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The Caliphate of Syrakhstan is a colossal, devout nation, ruled by Ayatollah Mahdavi with an iron fist, and remarkable for its compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 5.661 billion Syrakhstanis 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.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defence, and Education. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Asgabhad. The average income tax rate is 95%. Private enterprise is illegal, but for those in the know there is a slick and highly efficient black market in Arms Manufacturing.

Students who refuse to pray are expelled from school, fancy dress parties are raided by military police for new recruits, roads are often attended by round-the-clock construction crews, and it's always rabbit season. 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, its national religion is Islam, and its currency is the Shahi.

Syrakhstan is ranked 21st in Audax and 25,770th in the world for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 115 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 9 days ago

  • 17 days ago: Following new legislation in Syrakhstan, it's always rabbit season.
  • 17 days ago: Following new legislation in Syrakhstan, roads are often attended by round-the-clock construction crews.
  • 17 days ago: Following new legislation in Syrakhstan, fancy dress parties are raided by military police for new recruits.
  • 17 days ago: Following new legislation in Syrakhstan, students who refuse to pray are expelled from school.
  • 17 days ago: Following new legislation in Syrakhstan, only the wealthy vote.
  • 21 days ago: Syrakhstan was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • 22 days ago: The Empire of Asanteman was struck by a Cure Missile from Syrakhstan, curing 1 million infected.
  • 22 days ago: The Empire of Asanteman was struck by a Cure Missile from Syrakhstan, curing 1 million infected.
  • 22 days ago: The Empire of Asanteman was struck by a Cure Missile from Syrakhstan, curing 1 million infected.
  • 22 days ago: The Empire of Asanteman was struck by a Cure Missile from Syrakhstan, curing 1 million infected.

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