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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:
Few

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 keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 20.975 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 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 72%. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry.

Birds and children's kites are regularly brought down by anti-aircraft fire, bats are becoming popular in pet stores nationwide, corrupt Party bureaucrats are being voted out of office in overwhelming numbers, and birth rates have hit an all-time low. Crime is moderate. 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 3,534th in the South Pacific and 111,544th in the world for Happiest Citizens, scoring -10 on the Relative Cheerfulness Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 19 hours ago

  • 1 day 11 hours ago: Following new legislation in Black Ivars, birth rates have hit an all-time low.
  • 1 day 11 hours ago: Following new legislation in Black Ivars, corrupt Party bureaucrats are being voted out of office in overwhelming numbers.
  • 1 day 22 hours ago: Black Ivars fell out of the world Top 10% for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector.
  • 3 days 11 hours ago: Following new legislation in Black Ivars, bats are becoming popular in pet stores nationwide.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Black Ivars, birds and children's kites are regularly brought down by anti-aircraft fire.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Black Ivars, fresh food is a thing of the past due to onerous testing standards.
  • 7 days ago: Black Ivars was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Retail Industry (last census: Top 1%).
  • 8 days ago: Following new legislation in Black Ivars, police officers ride the swiftest bats.
  • 8 days ago: Following new legislation in Black Ivars, the military invades any neighboring nation with the gall to criticize its policies.
  • 8 days ago: Following new legislation in Black Ivars, students and teachers are regularly stopped and searched for symbols of religious affiliation before class.

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