Most Cheerful Citizens: 2,755th Most Politically Free: 2,756th Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,123rd
The Mother Empire of
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Boni Amici, Boni Libri, et Conscientia Somnolenta.
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The Mother Empire of Retro Lyra is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Rodrick Jones with a fair hand, and notable for its daily referendums, absence of drug laws, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 8.855 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 92.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Retro Lyran economy, worth 586 trillion Zeldian Rupees a year, is extremely specialized and solely comprised of the Book Publishing industry. Average income is 66,235 Zeldian Rupees, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Commuters often break into synchronised para-para dancing for no reason at all, the government recently relinquished its monopoly on the mail service, Retro Lyra's famous countrysides are shrouded by wind farms, and pharmacies close down as medicinal drugs are sold freely by the government. 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 67,146th in the world and 6th in The Empire of Friendship for Most Pro-Market, scoring 48 on the Rand Index.

Most Cheerful Citizens: 2,755thMost Politically Free: 2,756thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,123rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,408thNicest Citizens: 3,569thSafest: 3,653rdMost Pacifist: 3,917thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,375thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,606thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,954thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,110thBest Weather: 5,912thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,186thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,935thMost Cultured: 7,381stTop
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 8,110thNudest: 8,475thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,072ndLargest Welfare Programs: 9,299thSmartest Citizens: 9,304thMost Stationary: 12,255thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13,854thHealthiest Citizens: 14,699thLargest Governments: 14,976thLargest Populations: 15,093rd
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionNudest: 1st in the regionMost Politically Free: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the region

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