Most Cheerful Citizens: 2,696th Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,727th Most Politically Free: 2,733rd
The Mother Empire of
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The Mother Empire of Retro Lyra is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Rodrick Jones with a fair hand, and notable for its frequent executions, keen interest in outer space, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 8.672 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 91.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Retro Lyran economy, worth 603 trillion Zeldian Rupees a year, is extremely specialized and solely comprised of the Book Publishing industry. Average income is 69,642 Zeldian Rupees, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Poaching has been on the rise after animals from the nation's zoos were released into the wild, citizens are expected to be proficient in at least five languages, commuters often break into synchronised para-para dancing for no reason at all, and the government recently relinquished its monopoly on the mail service. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a 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 38,990th in the world and 5th in The Empire of Friendship for Highest Poor Incomes, with 42,462.94 Standard Monetary Units.

Most Cheerful Citizens: 2,696thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,727thMost Politically Free: 2,733rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,369thNicest Citizens: 3,525thSafest: 3,653rdMost Pacifist: 3,889thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,306thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,345thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,515thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,932ndBest Weather: 6,031stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,115thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,915thMost Cultured: 7,253rdTop
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 8,141stNudest: 8,172ndLargest Welfare Programs: 8,698thSmartest Citizens: 9,156thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,181stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12,591stMost Stationary: 12,877thMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,450thLargest Governments: 15,023rdMost Inclusive: 15,319thLargest Publishing Industry: 15,350th

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