Least Corrupt Governments: 2,628th Most Cheerful Citizens: 2,818th Most Pacifist: 3,299th
The Mother Empire of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Boni Amici, Boni Libri, et Conscientia Somnolenta.
Regional Influence
Eminence Grise
Founder
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Fair
Political Freedom
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The Mother Empire of Retro Lyra is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Rodrick Jones with a fair hand, and renowned for its frequent executions, ban on automobiles, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 7.964 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, outspoken government stops and the rest of society begins, but it 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 large but underdeveloped Retro Lyran economy, worth 352 trillion Zeldian Rupees a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector is solely comprised of the Book Publishing industry. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 44,272 Zeldian Rupees, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Graffiti graces every city's streets, pro-life activists often lecture pregnant women undergoing routine prenatal screening, bored politicians often entertain themselves with games of Simon during important votes, and the national guard is mobilized whenever a mother gets separated from her child at the mall. 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 26,932nd in the world and 7th in The Empire of Friendship for Highest Economic Output, with 352 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

Top
5%
Least Corrupt Governments: 2,628thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,818thMost Pacifist: 3,299thSafest: 3,329thNicest Citizens: 3,576thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,465thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,985thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,642ndMost Beautiful Environments: 6,872ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,413thMost Cultured: 7,864thMost Politically Free: 8,925thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,590thTop
10%
Longest Average Lifespans: 9,828thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,263rdSmartest Citizens: 10,599thBest Weather: 11,517thNudest: 13,752ndMost Stationary: 14,055thLargest Populations: 16,639thLargest Governments: 16,929thLowest Crime Rates: 18,202nd

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Retro Lyra was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Retro Lyra was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : Retro Lyra voted for The Matriarchy of Gin Rummy in Round 2 of the election.
  • : Following new legislation in Retro Lyra, the national guard is mobilized whenever a mother gets separated from her child at the mall.
  • : Retro Lyra was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Following new legislation in Retro Lyra, bored politicians often entertain themselves with games of Simon during important votes.
  • : Following new legislation in Retro Lyra, pro-life activists often lecture pregnant women undergoing routine prenatal screening.
  • : Retro Lyra agreed to construct embassies between The Empire of Friendship and Crystal Empire.
  • : Retro Lyra was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : Retro Lyra was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Stationary.

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