The Vampire Syndicate of Black Ivars is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Methuselah Ţepeș with an iron fist, and notable for its ritual sacrifices, compulsory military service, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 25.633 billion Nosferatus are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.
The medium-sized, corrupt government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Industry and Healthcare are also considered important, while Welfare and Social Policy aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Crypt. The average income tax rate is 37.3%.
The frighteningly efficient undead economy, worth a remarkable 5,430 trillion blood litres a year, is fairly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, Retail, and Uranium Mining. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 211,848 blood litres, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.2 times as much as the poorest.
Kids are exceptionally good at digging holes, motorway service stations often have a higher population than the hinterland villages that the roads lead to, the Crypt Prison Revue puts on a better stage show than anything in the Theatre District, and the nation's prisons are touted as the best weight loss programs money can't buy. Crime is pervasive, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. 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:
- : Following new legislation in Black Ivars, the nation's prisons are touted as the best weight loss programs money can't buy.
- : Black Ivars voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn The Invaders".
- : Black Ivars was endorsed by The Republic of FreeFishers.
- : Black Ivars was endorsed by The Republic of Cecilianna.
- : Black Ivars's influence in The South Pacific rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
- : Black Ivars was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Public Transport.
- : Following new legislation in Black Ivars, the Crypt Prison Revue puts on a better stage show than anything in the Theatre District.
- : Black Ivars was reclassified from "Father Knows Best State" to "Corrupt Dictatorship".
- : Following new legislation in Black Ivars, motorway service stations often have a higher population than the hinterland villages that the roads lead to.
- : Following new legislation in Black Ivars, kids are exceptionally good at digging holes.
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