The Holy Empire of NSferatu is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its compulsory military service, state-planned economy, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 14.254 billion NSferatuans 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, well-organized government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Environment. The average income tax rate is 90.2%.
The strong NSferatuan economy, worth 577 trillion vials of blood a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, extremely specialized black market in Gambling and Arms 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. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is 40,508 vials of blood, with the richest citizens earning 5.1 times as much as the poorest.
Voting is voluntary, elections have been outlawed, and military spending is on the increase. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. NSferatu's national animal is the vampire bat, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.
Most Recent Government Activity: 5 days ago
- 6 days ago: NSferatu fell out of the world Top 10% for Best Weather.
- 6 days ago: NSferatu's influence in The Refuge rose from "Ambassador" to "Auxiliary".
- 80 days ago: NSferatu was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Longest Average Lifespans (last census: Top 10%).
- 91 days ago: NSferatu was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Best Weather.
- 94 days ago: NSferatu fell out of the regional Top 5% for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
- 155 days ago: NSferatu was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Devout.
- 159 days ago: NSferatu was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Beautiful Environments (last census: Top 10%).
- 186 days ago: NSferatu's influence in The Refuge rose from "Diplomat" to "Ambassador".
- 209 days ago: NSferatu was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Public Sector.
- 254 days ago: NSferatu was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Populations (last census: Top 10%).