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The Vampire Syndicate of Black Ivars

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Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Rare

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 iron fist, and notable for its punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 21.282 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.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Defence, Law & Order, and Commerce. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Crypt. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 69%. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry.

Employers may fire workers without giving any reason, drug distribution is tightly controlled by the government, postmen have been arrested in job lots for selling junk mail as home insulation, and citizens are allowed to rise or fall based on their own merits. Crime is a serious problem. Black Ivars's national animal is the bat, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, its national religion is necromancy, and its currency is the blood litre.

Black Ivars is ranked 2,580th in the South Pacific and 79,122nd in the world for Most Extreme, scoring 13 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 11 hours ago

  • 1 day 19 hours ago: Black Ivars was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Agricultural Sector (last census: Top 5%).
  • 2 days 8 hours ago: Following new legislation in Black Ivars, citizens are allowed to rise or fall based on their own merits.
  • 2 days 8 hours ago: Following new legislation in Black Ivars, postmen have been arrested in job lots for selling junk mail as home insulation.
  • 2 days 8 hours ago: Following new legislation in Black Ivars, drug distribution is tightly controlled by the government.
  • 4 days ago: Black Ivars fell out of the world Top 10% for Most Dedicated Public Healthcare.
  • 4 days ago: Black Ivars was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Dedicated Public Healthcare (last census: Top 5%).
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Black Ivars, employers may fire workers without giving any reason.
  • 6 days ago: Following new legislation in Black Ivars, the tenet of free speech is held dear.
  • 8 days ago: Black Ivars lodged a message on the The South Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • 9 days ago: Following new legislation in Black Ivars, the armed forces are locked in an expensive and bloody war abroad to stamp out possible terrorists.

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