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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,486th Most Devout: 1,645th Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,731st
The Arab Republic of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Allahu Akbar!
Influence
Sprat
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Bashriyya

Population9.126 billion

CapitalAyesha
LeaderField Marshal Mohammed Ali al-Nashid
FaithSunni Islam

CurrencyBashrian dinar
AnimalHawk

The Arab Republic of Bashriyya is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Field Marshal Mohammed Ali al-Nashid with an iron fist, and notable for its public floggings, prohibition of alcohol, and triple-decker prams. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 9.126 billion Bashrians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt government prioritizes Defense, with Spirituality and Industry also on the agenda, while Social Policy and International Aid receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ayesha. The average income tax rate is 42.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Bashrian economy, worth 982 trillion Bashrian dinars a year, is led by the Uranium Mining industry, with significant contributions from Woodchip Exports, Furniture Restoration, and Basket Weaving. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 107,645 Bashrian dinars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.6 times as much as the poorest.

Political speeches always take place at sunset to a background of patriotic power ballads, this year's hottest seller is plenary indulgence, it is often said that only Field Marshal Mohammed Ali al-Nashid could bring down Dàguó, and the New Bashrian Thesaurus lists "love" and "oppress" as synonyms. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bashriyya's national animal is the Hawk, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Sunni Islam.

Bashriyya is ranked 1,731st in the world and 66th in Balder for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 9,204.2 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,486thTop
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Most Devout: 1,645thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,731stMost Primitive: 1,810thMost Ignorant Citizens: 1,832ndLargest Mining Sector: 2,195thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,357thLargest Black Market: 3,107thMost Avoided: 3,665thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4,002ndMost Armed: 4,143rdMost Corrupt Governments: 5,847thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,167thTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,108thHighest Economic Output: 14,142ndMost Subsidized Industry: 14,431stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15,135th
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 54th in the regionTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 66th in the regionMost Devout: 78th in the regionMost Primitive: 95th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 104th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 106th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 120th in the regionLargest Black Market: 181st in the regionMost Avoided: 190th in the regionMost Armed: 197th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 208th in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 302nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 326th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Bashriyya's influence in Balder rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
  • : Bashriyya was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Devout and the Top 10% for Largest Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Bashriyya, the New Bashrian Thesaurus lists "love" and "oppress" as synonyms.
  • : Following new legislation in Bashriyya, it is often said that only Field Marshal Mohammed Ali al-Nashid could bring down Dàguó.
  • : Following new legislation in Bashriyya, this year's hottest seller is plenary indulgence.
  • : Following new legislation in Bashriyya, political speeches always take place at sunset to a background of patriotic power ballads.
  • : Following new legislation in Bashriyya, Bashrian police have to pay out of their own pockets for bulletproof vests.
  • : Following new legislation in Bashriyya, the dartboard at the Bashrian Cancer Research Charity bears a picture of Field Marshal Mohammed Ali al-Nashid's face.
  • : Following new legislation in Bashriyya, visual acuity is worsening amongst teenagers.
  • : Bashriyya's influence in Balder rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".

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