The Vampire Syndicate of Black Ivars is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Methuselah Ţepeș with an iron fist, and renowned for its prohibition of alcohol, rampant corporate plagiarism, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 24.962 billion Nosferatus are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.
The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government is dominated by the Department of Defense, with Industry and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Welfare and Social Policy aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Crypt. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 23.4%.
The frighteningly efficient undead economy, worth a remarkable 4,884 trillion blood litres a year, is dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 195,681 blood litres, with the richest citizens earning 5.7 times as much as the poorest.
Maintaining economic growth is no laughing matter, sex offenders find themselves cut off from the ability to repeat their crimes, invasive drug testing is now performed at elementary school sports days, and a new generation of aquariumless hotels are being built under government supervision. Crime is pervasive, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Black Ivars's national animal is the bat, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is necromancy.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Black Ivars was endorsed by The Commonwealth of High Olympus.
- : Black Ivars was endorsed by The Extremely Grumpy Guys of The Bloodguard.
- : Black Ivars was endorsed by The Federated Islands of Sandaoguo.
- : Black Ivars was endorsed by The Rogue Nation of Exeggutor.
- : Black Ivars was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
- : Black Ivars was reclassified from "Iron Fist Consumerists" to "Father Knows Best State".
- : Black Ivars lodged a message on the The South Pacific Regional Message Board.
- : Following new legislation in Black Ivars, a new generation of aquariumless hotels are being built under government supervision.
- : Following new legislation in Black Ivars, invasive drug testing is now performed at elementary school sports days.
- : Black Ivars was reclassified from "Father Knows Best State" to "Iron Fist Consumerists".
Endorsements Received: 22 » The Solar System Scope, Curlyhoward, Tsunamy, Punchwood, Great Scapula, Tananat, Drugged Monkeys, Kringalia, Belschaft, Eastern Copek, Farengeto, Kasich-Westwell, Catochristoferson, Cobrastan A, Kiasu-ism, The Derpy Democratic Republic Of Herp, Roavin, SJS Republic, Exeggutor, Sandaoguo, The Bloodguard, and High Olympus.