Most Politically Free: 2,683rd Most Cheerful Citizens: 2,780th Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,269th
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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 rampant corporate plagiarism, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 9.031 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 588 trillion Zeldian Rupees a year, is extremely specialized and solely comprised of the Book Publishing industry. Average income is 65,211 Zeldian Rupees, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Students cut up leftover Zeldian Rupees during Arts and Crafts, park rangers struggle to deal with a rash of stolen pic-a-nic baskets, the World Mother Empire Games have been won again by Retro Lyra as no other country cares enough to compete, and conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings. 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 186,968th in the world and 16th in The Empire of Friendship for Fattest Citizens, with 5.8 Obesity Rate.

Most Politically Free: 2,683rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,780thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,269thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,567thNicest Citizens: 3,586thSafest: 3,744thMost Pacifist: 3,843rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,357thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,470thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,670thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,670thBest Weather: 5,152ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,663rdLongest Average Lifespans: 6,387thMost Cultured: 6,978thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 7,911thSmartest Citizens: 8,780thNudest: 8,912thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,947thTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 9,896thMost Stationary: 11,861stHealthiest Citizens: 13,671stLargest Governments: 14,773rdLargest Populations: 14,956thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 15,257thMost Inclusive: 15,485thMost Advanced Public Transport: 17,727thMost Influential: 18,024thLargest Publishing Industry: 18,578thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18,635thHighest Drug Use: 18,646thHighest Economic Output: 18,792nd
Most Pacifist: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the region

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