Most Politically Free: 2,488th Most Cheerful Citizens: 2,666th Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,166th
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The Mother Empire of Retro Lyra is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Rodrick Jones with a fair hand, and renowned for its public floggings, ban on automobiles, and hatred of cheese. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 8.352 billion Retro Lyrans hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, liberal, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Social Policy. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hollo Caverns. The average income tax rate is 91.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Retro Lyran economy, worth 508 trillion Zeldian Rupees a year, is extremely specialized and solely comprised of the Book Publishing industry. Average income is 60,896 Zeldian Rupees, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

'Police Academy 36' and 'Sharknados On A Plane' are vying for top spot at the box-office, coalition governments are essential to passing new laws, the nation leads The Empire of Friendship in per capita stalking, and business meetings across the country are interrupted by the sound of squeaking whoopee-cushions. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Retro Lyra's national animal is the llama with hats, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Retro Lyra is ranked 145,173rd in the world and 6th in The Empire of Friendship for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring -13.49 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

Most Politically Free: 2,488thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,666thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,166thMost Pacifist: 3,446thNicest Citizens: 3,538thSafest: 3,738thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,931stMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,392ndMost Beautiful Environments: 5,021stMost Rebellious Youth: 5,252ndBest Weather: 5,674thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,940thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,068thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,366thTop
Nudest: 7,968thMost Cultured: 8,434thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,095thSmartest Citizens: 10,913thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 13,180thMost Stationary: 13,425thLargest Welfare Programs: 13,513th

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