The Official Europe Forum Rep of Ivernia is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Nuada Airgetlám with a fair hand, and notable for its anti-smoking policies, daily referendums, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 6.297 billion Ivernians are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.
The large, pro-business, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Dún Midhe. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 42.5%.
The all-consuming Ivernian economy, worth 342 trillion Órs a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Trout Farming, and Book Publishing. Average income is 54,397 Órs, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 195,657 per year while the poor average 10,825, a ratio of 18.1 to 1.
Wealthy students ride to school past mendicant dropouts, prime real estate is devoted to wind farms and solar energy generators, truth is often impossible to tell from fiction on the evening news, and televangelists flaunt their expensive cars when they attend charity events. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ivernia's national animal is the Golden Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is the High Church of Ivernia.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Ivernia fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Politically Free.
- : Ivernia was reclassified from "New York Times Democracy" to "Corporate Bordello".
- : Ivernia endorsed The Imperial Crown of Northern German Federation.
- : Ivernia endorsed The Constitutional Monarchy of The Nether Regions.
- : Ivernia endorsed The Empire of Bescherelle.
- : Ivernia endorsed The Commonwealth of Vice Lands.
- : Ivernia endorsed The Grand Duchy of Strajalands.
- : Ivernia fell out of the world Top 10% for Happiest Citizens.
- : Ivernia was endorsed by The Imperial Crown of Northern German Federation.
- : Ivernia was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Politically Free.
Endorsements Received: 12 » Foucaults garden, Jenesia, Imperium Anglorum, Lexembourg, Outer Sparta, Troltovia, Basque Dominion, Bescherelle, Vice Lands, The Nether Regions, Strajalands, and Northern German Federation.