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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 152ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 389thMost Valuable International Artwork: 518th
The Holy Islamic Caliphate of
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Population3.977 billion

CapitalMecca and Sahriastan City
LeaderRajul min Alsihr


The Holy Islamic Caliphate of Sahriastan is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Rajul min Alsihr with an iron fist, and remarkable for its aversion to nipples, otherworldly petting zoo, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 3.977 billion Prisoners are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, 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 Mecca and Sahriastan City. The average income tax rate is 98.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Sahriastanian economy, worth a remarkable 1,106 trillion Riyals 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Beef-Based Agriculture, 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 an amazing 278,255 Riyals, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Even the nation's brussel sprouts are delicious and nutritious, tribal villagers hide behind the sofa when missionaries knock at their doors, terrorist videos start by thanking their sponsors, and sleep-deprived officials are known to collapse after late night revision for their examinations. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sahriastan's national animal is the Camel, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Wahhabism.

Sahriastan is ranked 4,386th in the world and 273rd in The North Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 94.67 on the Human Development Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 152ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 389thMost Valuable International Artwork: 518thLargest Agricultural Sector: 717thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 772ndLowest Crime Rates: 1,113thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,456thMost Devout: 1,518thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,733rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,854thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,055thLargest Governments: 2,253rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,278thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,347thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,364thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 2,594thMost Authoritarian: 3,063rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,181stMost Subsidized Industry: 3,267thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,432ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,469thLargest Black Market: 3,532ndMost Influential: 3,556thMost Conservative: 4,135thMost Developed: 4,386thHealthiest Citizens: 4,937thMost Efficient Economies: 5,131stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,811thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,536thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,470thSmartest Citizens: 10,590thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,620thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,809thTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 12,281stLargest Retail Industry: 15,272ndMost Extreme: 16,370thHighest Economic Output: 16,570thBest Weather: 18,095th
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 16th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 30th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 37th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 58th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 61st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 61st in the regionMost Devout: 61st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 71st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 82nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 96th in the regionTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 103rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 107th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 116th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 117th in the regionLargest Governments: 118th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 125th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 129th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 134th in the regionMost Extreme: 142nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 146th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 150th in the regionMost Conservative: 195th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 204th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 211th in the regionMost Developed: 273rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 297th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 298th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 298th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 368th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 406th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 426th in the regionTop
Highest Economic Output: 529th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 583rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 625th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 698th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 789th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Sahriastan, sleep-deprived officials are known to collapse after late night revision for their examinations.
  • : Following new legislation in Sahriastan, terrorist videos start by thanking their sponsors.
  • : Following new legislation in Sahriastan, tribal villagers hide behind the sofa when missionaries knock at their doors.
  • : Following new legislation in Sahriastan, even the nation's brussel sprouts are delicious and nutritious.
  • : Following new legislation in Sahriastan, hordes of gardening enthusiasts are being banished from cities nationwide.
  • : Sahriastan was endorsed by The Republica egalitaristă of AVALOHIA.
  • : Sahriastan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : Sahriastan was endorsed by The Grand Dominion of Solphine.
  • : Sahriastan was endorsed by The Empire of East Wushen.
  • : Sahriastan voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Protecting Convicted Voters".


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 481 » Hardscrabble, Vyata Temor, Harmonypine, Folenz, Shibutani, The Mazur Empire, Bearical, Territorio di Nessuno, Bharathvarsh, Former English Colony, Xagill, Figyjharli, Orado, Libvillia, Francois Isidore, Corfad, Aerilia, Pallaith, Perikuresu, Ellbonnia, Lulubellia, Arimbia, Card Kingdom, Ayuzhhhhh, The Pantheons, WeKnow, Tringapore, New Lakemba, Omnistria, Seanat, The Rhein States, Deseret-Moronia, Great Bights Mum, Guer Aike, Loutsland, Dar es Saalam, Hamerica, Zzozona, Ethnon, Planes, Koda-Land, Notyoutopia, Interdimensional Zone, Siwale, El Fiji Grande, Aeolist, Illusia and Neverendia, United Capitalist Provinces, East Supple Lund, Rising Sakura, and 431 others.Western Vapia, Nordic-British Union, Svenskskit, Spotted Bobtail, Walter Jackson, Capablanca, Klodma, The Zand Dynasty, Holy Oranz, Merconitonitopia, The Endless Eventide, Leon Bloom, RetroBeaners, Arquan, Ver Testua, Vene Gra, Stud Hoy, Cornwallis Bay, Exteriores Insulae Hyacinthum, Ameroind, R libanon, Pokemanland, Zabacuz, Katongga, Korean-Joseon, Chukstik Illahi, Colonies of Free Temeria, Outer Shenendoah, Muqatil, Crookstan, Xipher, The Cold Northern North, South Baba, Dangine, Verderiesdre, Solcius, Jincent, Advancia-Sizzletown, Picairn, Venicea, Kappacon, The Kingdom of Gamblers, Dreadton, Bankowiata, Nordliches Stadt, ForestMythal, Nova Arcania, Wilkshire, Chiho, Upper Canada Republic, The Peoples Republic of Kyle, Esplandia, Communist Lukania, Rainengrad, Blyskalia, Bend Mai, USSRITWILLWORK, Duryanistan, Nuronte, West Zebrupco Bageropirex, A Salmon Named Harold, Ahssn, New Celoveniortan, Frances Francis the First of France, Inspiratus, Zupla, Ibarkla, Liberum Hibernia, Governor Tarkin, Eternal Dominion, Market Victories, Pleasuretown, Herblestan, Volstokn, Eywaan, Unsophisticate, Yaorozu, Lemsrow, Randomcountryland, Progressitalia, Salish-Cascadia, The Calabash Protectorate, Soviet Terran, Kromi, Democatic Donkeys, Panama Coalition, Marmiedon, Termathe, Andanavia, Obelias, Erisoria, Newam, Darkmondoria, Lionia, Nationeer, Drueste, Easiest, Strongwill, Joevala, Powerful Originality, Sunto, Imperial Sers, The Navy Blue, Northern Socialist Council Republics, Holy Empire of Greater Bavaria, Hazarium, David Davidson, Tepe, Sounq, Lucidian Republic, Russian Peoples Union, Kyruev, DeadlyAntics, Novo cruzeiro, Altivia, JK239, Expere Fiyans, Detrivania, Dakota Territories, Impel Down, Tespaka, United Republic of Free States, The Jerichowan Country, Eraver, Canineia, Amerian States, Cartures, Manticore utopia, Madjack, Shotokonia, Laurendon, Gafflebag, The Queens Crusaders, Grenede, British-Australia, Kwaj, Neopie, DIMAnism, Amadora Oeste, Batatoland Empire, The English Alliance, Azzarel, Malta Comino Gozo, Brsil, Phoronu, Svandammen, Ocharckia, Conservative State of Poland, Zimmerdachen, Anungu, Svenskan, Ing Comashki, Wooleystan, Old Emporia, Kragsgale, Free Culture, Laxoimia, Clan Spaniel, PlanetMercury, New Bedre, Konolas, Wapistan, The Enlightened Tugas, Technocratic-european Countries, PotatoFarmers, Mitropola, Pleroma Sans Romans, Tunofferia, Visdenburg, NationalPizza, Aetulia, Communist republic of Kaiden, 5 kingdoms of Britannia, Eggplant Island, Seleuka, Sahbido, Conscientious Compeers, Vexilia, Pakchi, Daerlan, The Bikini Bottom Republic, Morcusa Clicanskaukk, United States of Americanas, The Autonomous Soviet Socialist Bavaria, Republica Guilleana, Kinitopia, Brettenia, BohemiaIV, Snart, Navorden, Logovets, Novremia, Animu Place, LostLegion, Arctic Kingdoms, Zdagoburg, Galbadiana, High Albania, Pradovnia, Lemonbiscuits, Enomeni Ipeiros, Alorca, Dicko, Ramiru, Kitzgos, Simone Republic, Liminyj, Sol Norcustt, Aidiarnia, Erowo, German Spitsbergen, Neavira, Toilet Man, Aruvicion, Pies space, Gondwanaia, North Unity, State of Dragoonia, The holy German 6th Reich, AmManies, Eastern Cous Empria, Testnation223, The Republic of Maltaland, Grettir Asmundarson, Katuda, Arkad, Gambierland, Warnen, TJUN-ia, Allevania, Sanavolea, Gendirt, Pinguioris, Atlunartemis, Karazan, Exkosia, Yellops, Joseph Joestar 2nd part, The Executive, Jakit, The Windmilluminati, The Bureaucratic Territories, Seenvorland, Lux Conos, Partax, Trooporia, Democratie, The Great Imperial Roman Empire, Humptalumpta, United Asgardian States, Necromonia, Star Kingdom, Wooloo Unitedstrtes, SCT, Miamington, La Nouvelle-Orleans, Desvios, Kayanc-Boaine, HiJakeItsMeTheo, Stron Doshia, Hells Ninth Circle, Kerabotsos, Confederacy of North America, Qurtuba, Singamadri, Weeeest viiiiirginiaaaa, Yokciq Empire, Rockamaba, The Highland Union, Northern Hark Eis Supond, Sattelbach, Vincone Cae, Ardretia, The Canadian Peoples Republic, Rinadia, Cloydicia, The Brunchovian Republic of Pina Colada, Texas States, Tibus Heth, Neo Cheese Empire, Quentiam Viventem, Ashwar Mauls, Neo Madras, Innocentic, The Blazeland Administration, Valentine Z, The Sansvich, Lucedeia, Cinnibar, Alice Gardens, Lowssen, United Nations Aerospace Defense Command, The Eastern Germanic Peoples, South Bengal, Human Collective, Charest, Solmetria, Free Atlantis, Zemper Macro, Brysto, Kobagia, Godwanna, His Enduring Majesty, Andanx, New Michag, Busea Planian, Chadinton, United Soviet State of North Amerika, Theriyon Empire, The Union of Rwanda, Zaeli, Irongirong, Vladmir Putin, BrightFutures, Dacian Freelands, Knowmare, North Bratislava, Yukti, Tachycardia, The Sinclarian Provinces, Prohendiniva, Selfgradatude, Steampunk Ariel, Odasck, Fraystonia, Khoik, Sil Dorsett, Palisede, Ilmatil, Northern Roman Republic, Independent Halls, Changjo, Lorigia, Papahania, United Engiresco, Wineclaw, Le Free Republic, San Vino, Costa Azurica, Bongo Mountain, Nagaur, Grieslhiem, Soleha, Cretox State, Enfindania, Zokk, Anonim, North Arkana, United Kahndaq, Lovarpia, ROM, IslaNublar, Vesteysia, Kastonvia, Nistriabar, Garnet Liberty, Federal States of Liberta, Potatolandium, Arrivederci, Titanianapolis, Sikol, Nimarya, Climeria, Ravenhood, Kim Da-mi, Chips and Guac, The Vistula, Exremkingdom, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Empy, Kranostav, Pazair, Jovian Knights, Que Lukustinardon, Tyirza, Xentherida, Rexatorus, SORT, Asooka, McMasterdonia, Praeceps, Al-Nayadin, Durfland, Commoterre, Just Vibin, Sopernia, Morgul, Pizzerelia, Saint Kus Viseatanumpance, The Unicrons, Zecit, The True Frog, Zapiron, The Republic of Free Peoples, Fliptropica, Arthyia, Lil Nasbol, Austrian Confederacy, United States of Medford, -Slovania, Amblegreserland, Tyroshh, Omolon, Votak Matim, Luxarra, Ice and Tinian, TyGerria, Paradeavenlisian States, AGoodPlace, Conteria, Caselpania, Maiorem Americana, Lordelles, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Palgo, Ravensblast, Megacorporate Interests, Cam Zazi, Pooldova, WhoHateeta, Etanur, Barlano, Istavian, South African Legions, Dabarastan, Astra Planeti, East Akra, Paul Pasch, East Wushen, Solphine, and AVALOHIA.

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