The Protectorate of Ishmiel is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Leader with an even hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, parental licensing program, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 22.386 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.
The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ishmiel City. The average income tax rate is 96.3%.
The frighteningly efficient Ishmielian economy, worth a remarkable 6,515 trillion waines a year, is quite specialized and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Book Publishing, Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an amazing 291,061 waines, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.
Prime real estate is devoted to wind farms and solar energy generators, abortion is only legal in unusual circumstances, the government is reining in public spending, and gambling is outlawed. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Ishmiel's national animal is the whale, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways, and its national religion is a major religion.
Most Recent Government Activity: 19 days ago
- 7 hours ago: Ishmiel was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry (last census: Top 5%).
- 1 day 23 hours ago: Ishmiel was endorsed by The Ravenous Maneaters of Liarg.
- 4 days ago: Ishmiel was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Manufacturing Sector.
- 4 days ago: Ishmiel was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Manufacturing Sector.
- 8 days ago: Ishmiel was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
- 10 days ago: Ishmiel was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Developed (last census: Top 5%).
- 17 days ago: Ishmiel was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Godforsaken.
- 17 days ago: Ishmiel was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Godforsaken.
- 19 days ago: Following new legislation in Ishmiel, gambling is outlawed.
- 19 days ago: Following new legislation in Ishmiel, the government is reining in public spending.
Endorsements Received: 16 » Parkplace, Almonaster Nuevo, Kiljarit, Devil Heart, Auq, Aboriginal Sailors of Hudson Bay, SLAM-ER, Stormaen, Nunavut Republic, New Vinland, Mapleleafs, Lutsen, Higsantium, Mesocricetus Auratus Peninsula, McMatter, and Liarg.