by Max Barry

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Largest Black Market: 152nd Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 392nd Highest Economic Output: 683rd
The Vampire Syndicate of
Father Knows Best State
Sex & Violence
Methuselah Ţepeș
Influence
Page
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Black Ivars

Population28.29 billion

CapitalCrypt
LeaderMethuselah Ţepeș
Faithnecromancy

Currencyblood litre
Animalbat

The Vampire Syndicate of Black Ivars is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Methuselah Ţepeș with an iron fist, and notable for its strictly enforced bedtime, triple-decker prams, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 28.29 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 receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Crypt. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 50.2%.

The frighteningly efficient undead economy, worth a remarkable 6,402 trillion blood litres a year, is mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an amazing 226,305 blood litres, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 663,058 per year while the poor average 60,923, a ratio of 10.9 to 1.

Hit TV show 'The eXecution Factor' is a critical success, the nanny industry has had a boom after maternity leave was recently banned, toxic smog is dismissed as the populace just "letting off steam", and no animal is considered endangered if there's another that looks kind of like it. Crime is pervasive, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Black Ivars's national animal is the bat, which can occasionally be seen dodging aircraft in the nation's cities, and its national religion is necromancy.

Black Ivars is ranked 28,918th in the world and 1,207th in the South Pacific for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 10.88 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

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Largest Black Market: 152ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 392ndHighest Economic Output: 683rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 882ndLargest Retail Industry: 950thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 971stLargest Populations: 1,269thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,322ndLargest Mining Sector: 1,586thTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 2,297thMost Efficient Economies: 2,499thHighest Crime Rates: 2,540thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,165thMost Avoided: 3,246thHighest Average Incomes: 3,411thMost Armed: 3,442ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,570thRudest Citizens: 3,608thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,837thMost Influential: 4,867thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,085thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,363rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7,446thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 8,256thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 11,422ndLargest Governments: 13,184thMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,651st
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Largest Black Market: 4th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11th in the regionLargest Populations: 12th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 13th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 21st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 25th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 28th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 30th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 45th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 50th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 61st in the regionMost Avoided: 64th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 68th in the regionTop
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Most Armed: 74th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 82nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 95th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 115th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 117th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 159th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 175th in the regionMost Influential: 215th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 260th in the regionLargest Governments: 298th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 305th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 330th in the regionTop
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Most Developed: 631st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 650th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 698th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Black Ivars, no animal is considered endangered if there's another that looks kind of like it.
  • : Following new legislation in Black Ivars, toxic smog is dismissed as the populace just "letting off steam".
  • : Following new legislation in Black Ivars, the nanny industry has had a boom after maternity leave was recently banned.
  • : Black Ivars was endorsed by The ENDORSE ERINOR INSTEAD OF ME of Aumeltopia.
  • : Following new legislation in Black Ivars, hit TV show 'The eXecution Factor' is a critical success.
  • : Following new legislation in Black Ivars, the acceptance of acupuncture and other alternative therapies has needled the scientific community.
  • : Following new legislation in Black Ivars, employers are finding it hard to screen candidates now that everyone gets A grades in their exams.
  • : Black Ivars was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Cheese Export Sector.
  • : Black Ivars was endorsed by The United Republic of Goverwal.
  • : Black Ivars was endorsed by The Republic of Xpert9.

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