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The Vampire Syndicate of Black Ivars

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Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Some

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: the South Pacific

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The Vampire Syndicate of Black Ivars is a gargantuan, economically powerful nation, ruled by Methuselah Ţepeș with an even hand, and renowned for its punitive income tax rates. Its hard-nosed, hard-working population of 20.37 billion have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defence, and Commerce. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Crypt. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 68%. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry.

Politicians have to be granted day-release from prison to speak on bills, the poor are often seen pale and dizzy after selling their blood to make ends meet, referenda are banned by law and the Parliament has absolute control of the legislative process, and citizens live in superstitious fear of the mysterious glowing clouds that float over Black Ivars. Crime is moderate. Black Ivars's national animal is the bat, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, its national religion is necromancy, and its currency is the blood.

Black Ivars is ranked 30th in the South Pacific and 3,321st in the world for Most Avoided, scoring 945.25 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 7 hours ago

  • 6 hours ago: Following new legislation in Black Ivars, citizens live in superstitious fear of the mysterious glowing clouds that float over Black Ivars.
  • 6 hours ago: Following new legislation in Black Ivars, referenda are banned by law and the Parliament has absolute control of the legislative process.
  • 2 days 6 hours ago: Following new legislation in Black Ivars, the poor are often seen pale and dizzy after selling their blood to make ends meet.
  • 2 days 6 hours ago: Following new legislation in Black Ivars, politicians have to be granted day-release from prison to speak on bills.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Black Ivars, it is now illegal for teens to view any sites except Club Kitten and My Little Donkey.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Black Ivars, tumbleweeds made of litter adorn city streets.
  • 8 days ago: Following new legislation in Black Ivars, speaking out against the government is punishable by flogging.
  • 8 days ago: Following new legislation in Black Ivars, an IT mega-corporation has a patent pending on the rectangle.
  • 8 days ago: Following new legislation in Black Ivars, strange lights seen in the sky are officially regarded as weather balloons or hoaxes and nothing else.
  • 9 days ago: Black Ivars was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Largest Publishing Industry (last census: Top 5%).

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