Largest Black Market: 263rd Largest Retail Industry: 334th Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 482nd
The Vampire Syndicate of
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Methuselah Ţepeș
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The Vampire Syndicate of Black Ivars is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Methuselah Ţepeș with an iron fist, and notable for its ritual sacrifices, complete lack of prisons, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 24.624 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 receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Crypt. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 24.3%.

The frighteningly efficient undead economy, worth a remarkable 4,870 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 197,808 blood litres, with the richest citizens earning 5.8 times as much as the poorest.

NationStates is now a popular brand of laxatives despite Max Barry's protests, torture is illegal, citizens who leave the country are officially classed as traitors, and it's always rabbit season. Crime is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. 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 152,360th in the world and 8,782nd in the South Pacific for Most Primitive, scoring -109.67 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

Largest Black Market: 263rdLargest Retail Industry: 334thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 482ndHighest Economic Output: 870thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,379thLargest Populations: 1,417thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,418thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,709thTop
Largest Mining Sector: 2,207thHighest Crime Rates: 2,344thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,492ndMost Armed: 2,493rdMost Avoided: 3,041stMost Efficient Economies: 3,126thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,483rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,638thHighest Average Incomes: 4,217thNudest: 4,673rdMost Influential: 4,747thRudest Citizens: 5,273rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6,089thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,143rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9,182ndTop
Smartest Citizens: 11,066thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,554thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,098thLargest Gambling Industry: 18,631st
Largest Black Market: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15th in the regionLargest Populations: 15th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 17th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 23rd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 26th in the regionMost Avoided: 29th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 29th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 32nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 34th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 40th in the regionMost Armed: 42nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 61st in the regionNudest: 77th in the regionRudest Citizens: 79th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 84th in the regionTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 110th in the regionMost Influential: 191st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 208th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 230th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 244th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 274th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 290th in the regionLargest Governments: 422nd in the regionMost Developed: 486th in the regionTop
Largest Gambling Industry: 688th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 777th in the region

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