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The Mother Empire of Retro Lyra

“Boni Amici, Boni Libri, et Conscientia Somnolenta.”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Imploded
Political Freedoms:
World Benchmark

Regional Influence: Envoy

Location: The Empire of Friendship

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The Mother Empire of Retro Lyra is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Rodrick Jones with a fair hand, and remarkable for its anti-smoking policies. The compassionate, intelligent population of 4.506 billion Retro Lyrans love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, the Environment, and Social Equality. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hollo Caverns. The average income tax rate is 85%, and even higher for the wealthy. The private sector is almost wholly made up of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out.

Nude art is becoming wildly popular, people are moving into treehouses in record numbers, dog breeding has been banned in accordance with recent animal experimentation laws, and the undead are an officially recognised ethnic minority (Retro Lyra has found 1 easter egg). Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive 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, and its currency is the Zeldian Rupee.

Retro Lyra is ranked 8th in The Empire of Friendship and 106,594th in the world for Shortest Average Lifespan, scoring -32 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

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