Largest Black Market: 211th Largest Retail Industry: 333rd Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 456th
The Vampire Syndicate of
Father Knows Best State
Sex & Violence
Methuselah Ţepeș
Regional Influence
Page
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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The Vampire Syndicate of Black Ivars is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Methuselah Ţepeș with an iron fist, and notable for its prohibition of alcohol, triple-decker prams, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 25.121 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 government is dominated by the Department of Defense, although Industry and Healthcare are also considered important, while Welfare and Social Policy are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Crypt. The average income tax rate is 27.0%.

The frighteningly efficient undead economy, worth a remarkable 5,041 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. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 200,702 blood litres, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.7 times as much as the poorest.

Tourists from around the world come to visit the country's famous rainforests, citizens applying for their first jobs face fierce competition from the homeless, the average cargo freighter spends more than half its service life undergoing safety inspections, and a recent political speech drew the ire of nerds everywhere after the speaker claimed that Darth Vader was Harry Potter's father. 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.

Black Ivars is ranked 21,687th in the world and 479th in the South Pacific for Largest Governments, scoring 26.5 on the Bureaucratic Comprehensiveness Rating Scale Index.

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Largest Black Market: 211thLargest Retail Industry: 333rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 456thHighest Economic Output: 864thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,314thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,325thLargest Populations: 1,431stLargest Publishing Industry: 1,575thTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 2,180thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,691stHighest Crime Rates: 2,830thMost Efficient Economies: 3,061stMost Armed: 3,270thMost Avoided: 3,557thNudest: 4,213thMost Influential: 4,322ndHighest Average Incomes: 4,352ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,503rdRudest Citizens: 4,688thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6,446thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,921stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,255thTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 10,266thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,617thSmartest Citizens: 10,941stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,156th
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Largest Black Market: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 10th in the regionLargest Populations: 15th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 17th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 27th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 29th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 34th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 35th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 39th in the regionMost Avoided: 43rd in the regionMost Armed: 52nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 61st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 66th in the regionRudest Citizens: 73rd in the regionTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 96th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 121st in the regionNudest: 146th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 157th in the regionMost Influential: 195th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 248th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 250th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 263rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 276th in the regionTop
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Largest Governments: 479th in the regionMost Developed: 566th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 661st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 765th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 871st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Black Ivars, a recent political speech drew the ire of nerds everywhere after the speaker claimed that Darth Vader was Harry Potter's father.
  • : Following new legislation in Black Ivars, the average cargo freighter spends more than half its service life undergoing safety inspections.
  • : Following new legislation in Black Ivars, citizens applying for their first jobs face fierce competition from the homeless.
  • : Following new legislation in Black Ivars, tourists from around the world come to visit the country's famous rainforests.
  • : Following new legislation in Black Ivars, the government is avowedly secular.
  • : Black Ivars was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : Black Ivars applied to join the World Assembly.
  • : Following new legislation in Black Ivars, the media have began calling the government treasury "Methuselah Ţepeș's stash".
  • : Following new legislation in Black Ivars, citizens have to dodge their neighbor's drones while getting the morning paper.
  • : Following new legislation in Black Ivars, anyone dissenting from the state ideology is declared "mentally ill" and whisked away in a straitjacket.

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