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The Protectorate of Lyras

“Undaunted”

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

Regional Influence: Diplomat

Location: Greater Dienstad

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The Protectorate of Lyras is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Warmarshal Leon Krell with an iron fist, and notable for its complete lack of public education. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 19.125 billion Lyrans 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.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt government stops and the rest of society begins, but it is effectively ruled by the Department of Defence, with areas such as the Environment and Social Welfare receiving almost no funds by comparison. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bredubar. The average income tax rate is 99%. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry.

Military service is compulsory, birds and children's kites are regularly brought down by anti-aircraft fire, newborns are being raised as mindless killing machines, and soldiers are equipped with multi-million Varessan crown battlesuits. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. Lyras's national animal is the Lyran Drop Bear, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its currency is the Varessan crown.

Lyras is ranked 9th in Greater Dienstad and 1,682nd in the world for Shortest Average Lifespan, scoring 41 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 4 hours ago

  • 2 days 13 hours ago: Lyras lodged a message on the Greater Dienstad Regional Message Board.
  • 10 days ago: Following new legislation in Lyras, soldiers are equipped with multi-million Varessan crown battlesuits.
  • 10 days ago: Lyras lodged a message on the Greater Dienstad Regional Message Board.
  • 10 days ago: Lyras lodged a message on the Greater Dienstad Regional Message Board.
  • 11 days ago: Lyras was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Soda Pop Sector (last census: Top 10%).
  • 15 days ago: Lyras lodged a message on the Greater Dienstad Regional Message Board.
  • 25 days ago: Following new legislation in Lyras, newborns are being raised as mindless killing machines.
  • 26 days ago: Lyras lodged a message on the Greater Dienstad Regional Message Board.
  • 29 days ago: Lyras was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry (last census: Top 5%).
  • 33 days ago: Following new legislation in Lyras, birds and children's kites are regularly brought down by anti-aircraft fire.

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