by Max Barry

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Largest Black Market: 146th Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 349th Largest Retail Industry: 394th
The Vampire Syndicate of
Father Knows Best State
Sex & Violence
Methuselah Ţepeș
Regional Influence
Page
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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The Vampire Syndicate of Black Ivars is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Methuselah Ţepeș with an iron fist, and notable for its deadly medical pandemics, free-roaming dinosaurs, and parental licensing program. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 26.703 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 government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Industry, Healthcare, and Education are also considered important, 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 44.3%.

The frighteningly efficient undead economy, worth a remarkable 5,735 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 214,778 blood litres, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.5 times as much as the poorest.

The Foreign Ministry thinks an eye for an eye is a blindingly good idea, death row is annually emptied to feed the nation's hunger for televised murder-games, parties that are too noisy are broken up to prevent disturbing wildlife, and perverts across the land rejoice after 'sexual harassment' was recently renamed 'persuasive courting'. 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 teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is necromancy.

Black Ivars is ranked 171,821st in the world and 8,054th in the South Pacific for Longest Average Lifespans, with 32.26 Years.

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Largest Black Market: 146thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 349thLargest Retail Industry: 394thHighest Economic Output: 741stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 827thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 961stLargest Populations: 1,337thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,378thLargest Mining Sector: 1,728thTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 2,244thRudest Citizens: 2,458thMost Efficient Economies: 2,542ndHighest Crime Rates: 2,750thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,752ndMost Avoided: 3,096thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,539thHighest Average Incomes: 3,572ndMost Influential: 3,727thMost Armed: 3,811thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,652ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,692ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7,124thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,811thTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 10,049thSmartest Citizens: 12,682ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 12,713thLargest Governments: 14,618thMost Advanced Public Transport: 17,597th
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Largest Black Market: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 10th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11th in the regionLargest Populations: 15th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 25th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 26th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 28th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 42nd in the regionMost Avoided: 57th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 62nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 65th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 66th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 73rd in the regionTop
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Most Armed: 86th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 127th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 144th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 161st in the regionMost Influential: 178th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 185th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 251st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 267th in the regionLargest Governments: 341st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 358th in the regionTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 414th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 461st in the regionMost Stationary: 639th in the regionMost Developed: 675th in the region

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