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The Protectorate of Ishmiel

“Come Get Some”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Average

Regional Influence: Enforcer

Location: Canada

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The Protectorate of Ishmiel is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Leader with an even hand, and remarkable for its punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, hard-working population of 21.781 billion Ishmielians 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.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Commerce, Education, and Defence. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ishmiel City. The average income tax rate is 100%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Book Publishing industry, followed by Arms Manufacturing and Tourism.

Citizens re-mortgage their homes to buy lottery tickets, UFO sightings are listed daily in the morning news, gun ownership is compulsory, and government spending has hit an all-time low. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is crippling. Ishmiel's national animal is the whale, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways, its national religion is a major religion, and its currency is the waine.

Ishmiel is ranked 159th in Canada and 111,449th in the world for Least Corrupt Governments, scoring -121 on the Inverse Mugabe Relativity Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 12 days ago

  • 9 days ago: Ishmiel was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Avoided (last census: #1).
  • 12 days ago: Following new legislation in Ishmiel, government spending has hit an all-time low.
  • 12 days ago: Following new legislation in Ishmiel, gun ownership is compulsory.
  • 12 days ago: Following new legislation in Ishmiel, UFO sightings are listed daily in the morning news.
  • 12 days ago: Following new legislation in Ishmiel, citizens re-mortgage their homes to buy lottery tickets.
  • 12 days ago: Ishmiel voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Lazarus".
  • 14 days ago: Following new legislation in Ishmiel, fancy dress parties are raided by military police for new recruits.
  • 14 days ago: Following new legislation in Ishmiel, surveillance cameras are banned.
  • 14 days ago: Following new legislation in Ishmiel, murder rates are on the rise as the popularity of soylent products grows.
  • 14 days ago: Following new legislation in Ishmiel, foreign nationals are widely distrusted.

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