Hi Jordan, If you study human history in European and American countries, you will find that there is a direct relationship between poverty and the type of government. In a dictatorship where state and economic corruption is institutionalized, and no one is accountable, the wealth of the country is under the rule of despotism. If this is a religious dictatorship like Iran, this will be even more substantial. People must be convinced of what they have, because in another world they get their reward from God! But in this world, all the money and wealth are belong to the God representatives! My friend, I am well aware of the corruption in the dictatorial religious system that governs my country.