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The Republic of Bawhistan

“One Bawhistan”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
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Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Location: Middle East

Regional Influence: Apprentice


The Republic of Bawhistan is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Azmaray Jalbani with an iron fist, and renowned for its closed borders, ubiquitous missile silos, and enslaved workforce. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 3.244 billion Bawhistanis 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, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Spirituality. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Parachinar. The average income tax rate is 51.4%.

The strong Bawhistani economy, worth 265 trillion Rupees a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, fairly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Beef-Based Agriculture, Uranium Mining, and Furniture Restoration. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 81,860 Rupees, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.2 times as much as the poorest.

Rupert Bear is considered to be the most risqué TV programme in Bawhistan, the government funds private schools for intellectually gifted children, colonial citizens are forced to sing the praise of the "Great Bawhistani Liberator", and rural Bawhistanis stare in awe at the bright lights of the big cities. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bawhistan's national animal is the Goat, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Islam.

Bawhistan is ranked 177,519th in the world and 30th in Middle East for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -5.02 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

Most Devout: 5,522ndMost Primitive: 6,930thMost Ignorant Citizens: 7,649thMost Conservative: 7,684thMost Authoritarian: 10,016thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,434thTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 12,360thMost Avoided: 12,447thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,984thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13,056thMost Corrupt Governments: 14,801stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,417thLargest Black Market: 17,100thLargest Agricultural Sector: 21,631st

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