The Vampire Syndicate of Black Ivars is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Methuselah Ţepeș with an even hand, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, ban on automobiles, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 22.445 billion Nosferatus have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.
The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Crypt. The average income tax rate is 62.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The frighteningly efficient undead economy, worth a remarkable 4,878 trillion blood litres a year, is mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an amazing 217,360 blood litres, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.
The military has grudgingly released all top secret information in an effort for greater transparency, wildlife near farms is slowly becoming extinct, factories are regularly demolished to make way for low-cost housing areas, and eminent domain has been abolished. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force. 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.
Most Recent Government Activity: 1 day 2 hours ago
- 21 hours ago: Following new legislation in Black Ivars, eminent domain has been abolished.
- 1 day 1 hour ago: Black Ivars voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Historia Novorum".
- 1 day 7 hours ago: Black Ivars fell out of the world Top 10% for Largest Soda Pop Sector.
- 1 day 8 hours ago: Black Ivars fell out of the regional Top 5% for Largest Soda Pop Sector.
- 2 days 6 hours ago: Black Ivars fell out of the world Top 5% for Largest Information Technology Sector.
- 2 days 8 hours ago: Black Ivars fell out of the regional Top 5% for Largest Information Technology Sector.
- 2 days 21 hours ago: Following new legislation in Black Ivars, factories are regularly demolished to make way for low-cost housing areas.
- 2 days 21 hours ago: Following new legislation in Black Ivars, wildlife near farms is slowly becoming extinct.
- 4 days ago: Black Ivars voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "International Expositions Act"".
- 4 days ago: Black Ivars was reclassified from "Father Knows Best State" to "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy".
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