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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 372nd Most Devout: 733rd Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,430th
The Imperial State of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Long Live Persia! | !زنده باد ایران
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Afsharid Persia

Population10.596 billion

CapitalTehran
LeaderArdeshir Shah
FaithShia Islam

CurrencyPersian Rial
AnimalAsiatic Cheetah

The Imperial State of Afsharid Persia is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Ardeshir Shah with an even hand, and renowned for its pith helmet sales, free-roaming dinosaurs, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, hard-working, devout population of 10.596 billion Persians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tehran. The average income tax rate is 17.9%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Afsharid Persian economy, worth a remarkable 2,264 trillion Persian Rials a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an amazing 213,690 Persian Rials, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Citizens finish cleaning up after the annual National Treasure Hunt just in time for the next one, money that should have gone to charities is instead spent on monitoring them, the government builds houses for foreign newcomers, and video evidence of cruel animal experiments tends to be of poor quality. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Afsharid Persia's national animal is the Asiatic Cheetah, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Shia Islam.

Afsharid Persia is ranked 8,578th in the world and 6th in Greater Middle East for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 411.87 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 372ndMost Devout: 733rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,430thTop
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Most Cultured: 1,742ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,145thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,230thHealthiest Citizens: 2,424thLargest Black Market: 2,756thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,641stLargest Publishing Industry: 3,891stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,144thMost Inclusive: 4,213thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,454thHighest Average Incomes: 4,734thMost Influential: 4,878thHighest Economic Output: 5,239thRudest Citizens: 6,626thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,780thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,888thTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 8,578thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 8,729thSmartest Citizens: 8,984thLowest Crime Rates: 9,053rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,960thLargest Retail Industry: 9,970thMost Developed: 10,302ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,784thMost Cheerful Citizens: 11,437thMost Average: 11,814thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,828thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,846thLargest Governments: 11,915thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,630thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,834thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,025thMost Efficient Economies: 13,538th
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Largest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Average: 3rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Populations: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 5th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 6th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 6th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 6th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 7th in the regionTop
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Most Developed: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 9th in the regionLargest Governments: 9th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 9th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9th in the regionNudest: 10th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 11th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 13th in the region

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