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The Vampire Syndicate of Black Ivars

“Sex & Violence” Methuselah Ţepeș

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Page

Location: the South Pacific

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Black Ivars

Population33.866 billion

CapitalCrypt
LeaderMethuselah Ţepeș
Faithnecromancy

Currencyblood barrel
Animalbat

The Vampire Syndicate of Black Ivars is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Methuselah Ţepeș with an iron fist, and remarkable for its public floggings, disturbing lack of elderly people, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 33.866 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. The average income tax rate is 73.8%.

The frighteningly efficient undead economy, worth a remarkable 9,221 trillion blood barrels a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, Retail, and Uranium Mining. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 272,307 blood barrels, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.4 times as much as the poorest.

The government loves seeing the little people fight, suspicious locals close their doors leaving tourists to suffer the elements by themselves, gay men commonly complain about their time of the month, and renewable energy projects have ground to a halt. Crime is a problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. 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 4,893rd in the world and 134th in the South Pacific for Most Avoided, scoring 493.78 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

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Largest Black Market: 128thHighest Economic Output: 521stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 588thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 702ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 996thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,117thLargest Populations: 1,159thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,577thLargest Retail Industry: 1,736thLargest Mining Sector: 1,738thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,889thTop
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Most Influential: 2,080thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,156thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,309thHighest Average Incomes: 2,622ndMost Efficient Economies: 3,829thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,048thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,234thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,370thMost Avoided: 4,893rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,248thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5,358thMost Armed: 5,708thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,582ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,390thLargest Governments: 7,927thLargest Gambling Industry: 8,581stSmartest Citizens: 9,127thTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 11,521stHighest Disposable Incomes: 14,474thMost Stationary: 14,591stMost Beautiful Environments: 17,318thMost Developed: 20,204th
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Largest Black Market: 4th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 9th in the regionLargest Populations: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 17th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 19th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 22nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 28th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 34th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 51st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 59th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 60th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 64th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 70th in the regionTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 112th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 117th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 121st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 127th in the regionMost Avoided: 134th in the regionMost Armed: 141st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 162nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 168th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 182nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 184th in the regionLargest Governments: 209th in the regionMost Influential: 233rd in the regionMost Stationary: 253rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 263rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 279th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 290th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 359th in the regionRudest Citizens: 376th in the regionTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 457th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 474th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 543rd in the regionMost Developed: 593rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 623rd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 706th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 731st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Black Ivars was endorsed by The Hoorah of Qawe.
  • : Black Ivars was endorsed by The Kingdom of Brunier.
  • : Black Ivars voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Wallenburg".
  • : Black Ivars voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Wartime Journalism Protection Act"".
  • : Black Ivars was endorsed by The United Protectorate of Tepertopia.
  • : Black Ivars was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Rudest Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Black Ivars, renewable energy projects have ground to a halt.
  • : Following new legislation in Black Ivars, gay men commonly complain about their time of the month.
  • : Following new legislation in Black Ivars, suspicious locals close their doors leaving tourists to suffer the elements by themselves.
  • : Following new legislation in Black Ivars, the government loves seeing the little people fight.

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