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Category: Moralistic 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 remarkable for its sprawling nuclear power plants. Its hard-nosed, hard-working population of 20.408 billion are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

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.

Referenda are banned by law and the Parliament has absolute control of the legislative process, citizens live in superstitious fear of the mysterious glowing clouds that float over Black Ivars, concert pianists lie about their occupation to avoid ridicule, and families consisting of more than three people are forced to split up. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is relatively low, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. 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 63rd in the South Pacific and 4,766th in the world for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry, scoring 7 on the Tasmanian Pulp Environmental Export Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 2 days 3 hours ago

  • 12 hours ago: Black Ivars was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry (last census: Top 10%).
  • 2 days 2 hours ago: Black Ivars was reclassified from "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy" to "Moralistic Democracy".
  • 2 days 2 hours ago: Following new legislation in Black Ivars, families consisting of more than three people are forced to split up.
  • 2 days 14 hours ago: Following new legislation in Black Ivars, concert pianists lie about their occupation to avoid ridicule.
  • 6 days ago: Following new legislation in Black Ivars, citizens live in superstitious fear of the mysterious glowing clouds that float over Black Ivars.
  • 6 days ago: Following new legislation in Black Ivars, referenda are banned by law and the Parliament has absolute control of the legislative process.
  • 8 days ago: Following new legislation in Black Ivars, the poor are often seen pale and dizzy after selling their blood to make ends meet.
  • 8 days ago: Following new legislation in Black Ivars, politicians have to be granted day-release from prison to speak on bills.
  • 10 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.
  • 10 days ago: Following new legislation in Black Ivars, tumbleweeds made of litter adorn city streets.

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