The Moonlit Empire of
Father Knows Best State
Follow the lead of the sword, and never fall.
God Urzik
Regional Influence
Ambassador
Region
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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The Moonlit Empire of Issars is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by God Urzik with an iron fist, and notable for its unlimited-speed roads, enslaved workforce, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 5.704 billion Knights 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.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of INFRAGILIS. The average income tax rate is 97.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Knightly economy, worth a remarkable 1,847 trillion Denars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Automobile Manufacturing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 323,850 Denars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The leaders of Issars are given the nod by their predecessors, major corporations receive tax breaks for no apparent reason, wind farms are erected on shuttered oil platforms, and the sound of wooden legs echo throughout Issars after the recent introduction of the Foot Tax. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Issars's national animal is the Crow, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Knighthood of the God Urzik.

Issars is ranked 12th in Alstroemeria and 80,332nd in the world for Most Extreme, scoring 14 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Issars, the sound of wooden legs echo throughout Issars after the recent introduction of the Foot Tax.
  • : Following new legislation in Issars, wind farms are erected on shuttered oil platforms.
  • : Following new legislation in Issars, major corporations receive tax breaks for no apparent reason.
  • : Following new legislation in Issars, the leaders of Issars are given the nod by their predecessors.
  • : Following new legislation in Issars, the new Refuse Hills housing development is under construction.
  • : Following new legislation in Issars, conspiracy theorists allege INFRAGILIS's new subway map resembles Satanic symbols.
  • : Issars was reclassified from "Corrupt Dictatorship" to "Father Knows Best State".
  • : Following new legislation in Issars, photographers have to apply for a license to photograph God Urzik.
  • : Following new legislation in Issars, penurious citizens die from easily remedied ailments because they aren't 'taking enough initiative'.
  • : Following new legislation in Issars, the government extracts trade concessions from poor nations in exchange for humanitarian aid.

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