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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,226th Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,271st Most Advanced Defense Forces: 3,249th
The Sultanate of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Tomorrow the snow will melt and the plains will emerge.
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population9.752 billion

LeaderAyatollah Mahdavi

AnimalPersian Leopard

The Sultanate of Syrakhstan is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Ayatollah Mahdavi with an iron fist, and remarkable for its enslaved workforce, parental licensing program, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 9.752 billion Syrakhstanis 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 enormous, corrupt, well-organized government 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 96.1%.

The powerhouse Syrakhstanian economy, worth a remarkable 1,234 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 and Information Technology. Average income is an impressive 126,541 Shahis, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 442,648 per year while the poor average 26,284, a ratio of 16.8 to 1.

Visions of giant pink Persian Leopards are a common side effect after Syrakhstanis eat their meals, the nation's government buildings are remarkable for being ugly concrete boxes, citizens cannot change their light bulbs without approval from an international committee, and it's a hard-knock life for the orphans doing factory work for a pittance. 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 136,128th in the world and 172nd in Schleift Bjorn for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -7.48 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,226thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,271stTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 3,249thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,637thLowest Crime Rates: 4,402ndLargest Governments: 4,768thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,800thMost Devout: 5,861stMost Corrupt Governments: 6,829thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,804thTop
Largest Mining Sector: 8,554thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,591stHighest Economic Output: 8,928thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,212thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,896thSafest: 10,709thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,725thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,622ndLargest Populations: 16,604th
Most Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionTop
Most Developed: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 4th in the regionLargest Populations: 5th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 8th in the regionTop
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 12th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 13th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 17th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Syrakhstan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Mining Sector.
  • : Syrakhstan's influence in Schleift Bjorn rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Syrakhstan's influence in Schleift Bjorn rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
  • : Syrakhstan's influence in Schleift Bjorn rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
  • : Syrakhstan's influence in Schleift Bjorn rose from "Zero" to "Nipper".
  • : Syrakhstan relocated from Europe to Schleift Bjorn.
  • : Syrakhstan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Syrakhstan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Syrakhstan's influence in Europe rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Syrakhstan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Wealthy Incomes and Highest Economic Output and the Top 10% for Highest Average Incomes.


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