|The world Isriveen is notable for its unusual oceans and its inhabitants' eccentric love for tourists.|
|Old Galactic Catalogue Entry for 7:29 (Isriveen)|
There are 14 direct Witchspace Routes from/to Isriveen:
|Average prices are based on long-term established averages (the so-called arithmetic mean). The average quantity is based only on quantity values greater zero. Availability gives a percentage whether a good is available in this system. Please note that these are statistical data. GalCop regulations expressively forbids the broadcasting of actual prices beyond the current system.|
From Ramirez's PDF hidden away inside his Dictators OXP:
GALCOP INTERSTELLAR INTELLIGENCE SERVICE
System Profile: ISRIVEEN
Isriveen is governed by a military dictatorship that took power in bloodless coup shortly after the system’s initial colonisation. Over the years, the government, known as the People’s Revolutionary Junta, has brutally suppressed a number of pro-democracy movements, and while limited elections are occasionally held in response to demands from neighbouring systems, the regime has consistently refused to recognise their results; the claim being that major constitutional change is required before any power can be transferred away from the military. Despite the government’s actions, pro-democracy groups such as the National Democratic League continue in their opposition to the dictatorship, and there are many émigré organisations active in nearby systems. Those dissidents remaining within the Junta’s sphere of influence are frequently targeted for arrest or intimidation by government security and intelligence forces.
Isriveen possesses substantial agricultural resources, with a range of indigenous plant and animal species being farmed in locations throughout the system. However, the lack of industrialisation has prevented the full benefits of these resources being realised, and as a result the system’s overall economic productivity is considered poor. In attempting to offset these deficiencies the government has resorted to the widespread cultivation of narcotics, the crops of which are comparatively easy to grow yet fetch a large price on the international markets. While GalCop condemns the sale of illicit drugs, a significant proportion of Isriveen’s exports are comprised of legal medical supplies, and this represents a major point of leverage in Isriveen’s diplomatic relations with its neighbours.
Isriveen’s economy is rife with corruption at all levels, resulting in high taxation and significant financial hardship for the working populace. By necessity a large proportion of the system’s income is invested in the military, with a considerable amount being spent securing imports of machinery and computers from industrialised neighbours.
Isriveen’s state legal system is based around the court martial, with judges, juries and presiding officers all being representatives of the military. While the death penalty is sanctioned for serious offences, detention is the most common form of punishment, with the prison population providing much of the work force for the system’s remote asteroid farms. The government maintains a regular state police force, the Revolutionary Guard, however the extensive corruption within its ranks has rendered it largely ineffective, with all but the most serious offences passing unchecked. The political police, on the other hand, are a formidable foe, acting as a special branch operating on the direct orders of the military government. These units, known as the Enforcers, are tasked with seeking out political criminals at home and abroad, administering justice on behalf of the regime.
Isriveen’s relations with its neighbours
While Isriveen has readily entered into trade agreements with like-minded neighbours, it has shunned official contact with more politically stable systems, which publicly condemn the government and its actions. The flow of narcotics and political refugees into nearby systems has forced GalCop to step up routine patrols along interspace borders, and there has been a significant increase in the number of arrests relating to drug smuggling and people trafficking. Even those neighbours who maintain close trade relationships with Isriveen are showing frustration at the lack of political and economic reform necessary to increase the system’s productivity. While some systems criticise the Junta in public, others are believed to be secretly supporting dissident organisations within Isriveen itself.
Isriveen’s relations with GalCop
Current relations between GalCop and Isriveen are poor. GalCop is bringing pressure to bear on the Isriveen regime to improve the human rights situation and to enter into greater dialogue with the system’s democratic leaders. GalCop does not encourage trade, investment or tourism with Isriveen and provides no security or financial support for any trade promotion by GalCop members and associates.