Welcome! A good economy can be relatively easy barring you keep your civil and military spending under control. My suggestion is to build up a military slowly over time instead of attempting to build one over night. I always try at least attempt to get a military store up and running early in order to finance all the projects I have planned.
Welcome GreatLeapSideways! Maoist Persia does sound interesting, looking forward to a new user in Asia. (FYI the registration process might take a day or two, you can join the discord in the meantime and look at some other user’s content so you have an idea of what to do. Good luck!