I see you managed to overcome my trap.  Since it’s the first question of the hard mode, I thought I’d be nice and give you the answer, but since it is, like I said, the hard mode, I couldn’t actually give you the answer.

(Strikegirl: Don’t worry; I’m here to make sure the nonsense stops.  Shushan, also called Susa, was the capital of the Persian Empire.  What is the modern name for Persia?)

-Afghanistan-

-Turkey-

-Iraq-

-Iran-