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The Vampire Syndicate of Black Ivars

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

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 compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 21.168 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 67%. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry.

The armed forces are locked in an expensive and bloody war abroad to stamp out possible terrorists, airship use has soared while property values beneath their routes have plummeted, only the rich can afford the latest medical innovations, and streakers swamp all public events in order to bare it all. Crime is a 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 3,558th in the South Pacific and 108,648th in the world for Most Cultured, scoring -20 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 1 day 4 hours ago

  • 18 hours ago: Following new legislation in Black Ivars, streakers swamp all public events in order to bare it all.
  • 3 days 18 hours ago: Following new legislation in Black Ivars, only the rich can afford the latest medical innovations.
  • 3 days 18 hours ago: Following new legislation in Black Ivars, airship use has soared while property values beneath their routes have plummeted.
  • 5 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.
  • 6 days ago: Following new legislation in Black Ivars, conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings.
  • 6 days ago: Following new legislation in Black Ivars, vanity is considered the fifth cardinal virtue.
  • 9 days ago: Following new legislation in Black Ivars, government officials have to mortgage their homes to make ends meet.
  • 10 days ago: Black Ivars was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Public Sector.
  • 11 days ago: Following new legislation in Black Ivars, some members of Parliament are illiterate.
  • 12 days ago: Following new legislation in Black Ivars, failure to pay the thrice-daily homage to the divine Methuselah Ţepeș is punishable by death.

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