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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, economically powerful nation, ruled by Warmarshal Leon Krell with an iron fist, and remarkable for its complete lack of public education. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 19.043 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 spending recently hit a new high, military service is compulsory, birds and children's kites are regularly brought down by anti-aircraft fire, and newborns are being raised as mindless killing machines. 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 4th in Greater Dienstad and 1,451st in the world for Highest Average Tax Rates, scoring 22 on the Inverse Hayek Index.

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