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Political Structure and Economics of Khalji

Executive: His Majesty Sultan Zakaria bin Ahmed leads the executive branch and his word is law by decree.

Under his leadership he appoints Viziers who lead the various ministries.

Current Ministries include:
Housing Development
Research and Development
National Security Services
Intelligence Services
Homeland Security Services
Natural Resources
Environmental Protection
Foreign Affairs
Religious Morals
Cultural Heritage
National Pride
International Commerce
Truth (Yup 1984)

Overall 26 ministries. By decree the Sultan can create or disband ministries. Tomorrow the Ministry of Education may disappear because the Vizier talked too loudly at the Sultan's dinner party. As a result, it is important not to take these existing Ministries as anything enshrined in something as petty as law.

Each Vizier has absolute authority over their Ministry unless overruled by the Sultan. However, if a Minister ever did something so wrong that the Sultan himself intervened he'd likely find out that he no longer was a Vizier and no longer had a head.

Similar to China's Great Firewall, the Ministry of Truth censors any fake news they find online. For example, rumors that there once had been a Minister named Ervin bin Tariq was erased from memory although his beheading was also frequently replayed on television. While the contradiction was self evident to anyone with a brain watching it, anyone who dared speak aloud about it would be promptly dealt with.

One of the perks of living in the Sultanate however, was the social mobility within the Military. Kids went through training before they hit high school and many would drop out and join the military full time when hitting the age of fourteen through sixteen. While military service was required, these kids often had an edge on other members and could advance through the ranks. While the pay didn't vary much since economic equality was so high (which the government frequently reminded it's citizens), there were other perks to being the boss that made it worth it.

Frequently, members who joined the military later would be forced to retire when they got older and would need to get a government job in another Ministry. These ministries had less social mobility since the promotional system was heavily based upon connections rather than any actual talent.

Β Other than working in the government the only other jobs were in state owned industries. The black market had pretty much been destroyed by harsh government edicts leaving it as the only alternative. Those in state owned industries worked for people appointed through political connections through the government and at best could become a low level manager. Usually the people who ran the place brought in their own team from another ministry for any jobs that didn't require manual labor. However, since government jobs were only given to proven Muslims, sometimes working manual jobs in state owned industries was the only option for Hindu or Christian southerners that the government while denying existed simultaneously took steps to hinder.

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