by Max Barry

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Largest Black Market: 141stHighest Economic Output: 538thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 665th
The Vampire Syndicate of
Father Knows Best State
Sex & Violence
Methuselah Ţepeș
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Black Ivars

Population35.061 billion

LeaderMethuselah Ţepeș

Currencyblood barrel

The Vampire Syndicate of Black Ivars is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Methuselah Ţepeș with an iron fist, and renowned for its infamous sell-swords, pith helmet sales, and enslaved workforce. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 35.061 billion Nosferatus 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 is primarily concerned with Defense, with Industry, Healthcare, and Education also on the agenda, while Welfare and Social Policy aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Crypt. The average income tax rate is 78.6%.

The frighteningly efficient undead economy, worth a remarkable 9,576 trillion blood barrels a year, is quite specialized and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an amazing 273,125 blood barrels, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.2 times as much as the poorest.

Engine room hooch is the drink of choice among the nation's navy, the military is on a massive recruiting drive in advance of an invasion of Brasilistan, economists have been named Invertebrates of the Year, and Methuselah Ţepeș is called 'Patches' at international summits. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Black Ivars's national animal is the bat, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is necromancy.

Black Ivars is ranked 95,985th in the world and 3,480th in the South Pacific for Highest Drug Use, scoring 71.2 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

Largest Black Market: 141stHighest Economic Output: 538thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 665thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 735thLargest Publishing Industry: 950thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,060thLargest Populations: 1,134thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,552ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,821stMost Subsidized Industry: 1,842ndLargest Retail Industry: 1,962ndMost Influential: 2,264thLargest Mining Sector: 2,373rdTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 2,526thHighest Average Incomes: 2,771stMost Efficient Economies: 3,633rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,713thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,277thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,038thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6,173rdRudest Citizens: 6,918thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,297thLargest Governments: 7,333rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 7,338thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,117thSmartest Citizens: 8,719thMost Avoided: 9,161stMost Advanced Public Education: 10,274thMost Armed: 10,786thTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 12,977thMost Stationary: 13,562ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,195thHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,711thMost Developed: 20,312th
Largest Black Market: 4th in the regionLargest Populations: 9th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 17th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 20th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 23rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 24th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 39th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 66th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 70th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 73rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 75th in the regionTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 87th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 104th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 125th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 136th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 173rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 188th in the regionLargest Governments: 192nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 208th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 210th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 214th in the regionMost Stationary: 229th in the regionMost Influential: 239th in the regionRudest Citizens: 240th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 262nd in the regionMost Armed: 265th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 281st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 332nd in the regionMost Avoided: 394th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 406th in the regionTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 502nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 538th in the regionMost Developed: 594th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 713th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Black Ivars was endorsed by The Commonwealth of The Langburn Islands.
  • : Black Ivars was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Mining Sector.
  • : Black Ivars voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Fairness in Collective Bargaining"".
  • : Following new legislation in Black Ivars, Methuselah Ţepeș is called 'Patches' at international summits.
  • : Black Ivars was endorsed by The Holy Empire of Ipugao.
  • : Black Ivars was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Mining Sector.
  • : Black Ivars voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Commend Northern Borland"".
  • : Black Ivars voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Whistleblower Protection Act".
  • : Following new legislation in Black Ivars, economists have been named Invertebrates of the Year.
  • : Following new legislation in Black Ivars, the military is on a massive recruiting drive in advance of an invasion of Brasilistan.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 125 » Curlyhoward, Kiasu-ism, Farengeto, Kringalia, Erinor, Tsunamy, Moreana, Centristvill, Sandaoguo, Darakin, Escevola, Sedunn, Techganet, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, The Solar System Scope, New Briantown, Linguiniland, Aidenfieeld, Drystar, Aumeltopia, Beepee, Isokenzar, Rebel-topia, Cuuldere, Kandorith, Direwolf1, Xandev, Herbert Island, Land Without Shrimp, Wehraboos, Amerion, Dasko, PenguinPies, Aurcania, The Filippinas, Hanguk-Nippon, Nowa Europa, Tsvetania, Mapico, Volaworand, Abarri, Bear Connors Paradiso, Bleakfoot, Pamela And Hepatitis, Terran Draconia, Ebonhand, West Pastafaria, Turks of The Eastern Calculus, Anserisa, Weryalachiressaraxiatopia, and 75 others.The Worst army of, Holy Free, Quh, Baltenlands, Marinho Islands, Shefino, Springhollow, Compli, Auphelia, Corgitopiaa, Laamiva, Glen Cooley, Drugged Monkeys, Belschaft, Myness, Midand, Andinla, Concrete Slab, House Ahsanul, Tepertopia, Brunier, Phanama, Merevane, Purple Hyacinth, Bartonia Nova, Royaltica, Alfama, Zataras, Rabbitz, Vanbella, Eskvenn, The SpaceNeo-Goryeo Etymological Society, Los Rodeos, Apartment 11F, Yellunstryer, Doraya, Bawkie, Rotenaplistan, WI SD EA D, Qvait, The Imperial Frost Federation, Enlightened Australasia, Blondiesland, Myhomecountry, Treir, Synarion, Wakandan Tribes, Playing Pianos Filled With Flames, Wallechi, Truskawkoland, Holota, Qawe, The Altan, Seythennia, Death to democracy, Scu Greinne, Conexia, Pencil Sharpeners 2, Proctethia, Bichedder, Doge Land, LadyRebels, NIGHTRAY, Libedistan, West Bridgeport, Westenhald, New Belgrade, Lyland, Doundaly, Freavia, Gonrati, Arvan Irawer, The United Australian States, Ipugao, and The Langburn Islands.

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