|Faith||a major religion|
The Protectorate of Ishmiel is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Leader with an even hand, and renowned for its frequent executions, anti-smoking policies, and strictly enforced bedtime. The compassionate, hard-working, cheerful, devout population of 27.385 billion Ishmielians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.
The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ishmiel City. The average income tax rate is 95.3%.
The frighteningly efficient Ishmielian economy, worth a remarkable 8,088 trillion waines a year, is quite specialized and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Book Publishing, Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an amazing 295,370 waines, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.
Police are arresting costumed characters at comic book conventions, government buildings are being cleansed for anything that might have racist connotations, glittering new sports stadiums adorn every city and town, and the Ishmielian Arts Council pays teenagers to sit through opera performances. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive. Ishmiel's national animal is the whale, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways, and its national religion is a major religion.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Ishmiel was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Average.
- : Ishmiel was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Devout.
- : Ishmiel's influence in Canada fell from "Eminence Grise" to "Enforcer".
- : Ishmiel's influence in Canada rose from "Sprat" to "Eminence Grise".
- : Ishmiel relocated from Lazarus to Canada.
- : Ishmiel applied to join the World Assembly.
- : Ishmiel was refounded in Lazarus.
- : Ishmiel ceased to exist in Canada.
- : Ishmiel was struck by a Mk II (Sterilizer) Cure Missile from The Zombie hunters of Almonaster Nuevo, curing 191 million infected.
- : Ishmiel was struck by a Mk II (Sterilizer) Cure Missile from The Zombie hunters of Almonaster Nuevo, curing 90 million infected.