Most Politically Free: 2,349th Most Cheerful Citizens: 2,768th Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,036th
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, genial nation, ruled by Rodrick Jones with a fair hand, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 8.5 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 91.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Retro Lyran economy, worth 547 trillion Zeldian Rupees a year, is extremely specialized and solely comprised of the Book Publishing industry. Average income is 64,426 Zeldian Rupees, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Directors of low-budget sci-fi films are flocking to use Hollo Caverns as a backdrop, children are raised bilingual from an early age, elevator music has been replaced by thrash metal played at maximum volume, and racial and religious segregation has become rife as the various groups are loath to mingle. 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 7,147th in the world and 1st in The Empire of Friendship for Nudest, with 220.5 Cheeks Per Square Mile.

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Most Politically Free: 2,349thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,768thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,036thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,346thNicest Citizens: 3,507thSafest: 3,623rdMost Pacifist: 3,736thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,277thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,935thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,978thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,331stBest Weather: 6,102ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,136thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 6,286thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,134thNudest: 7,147thMost Cultured: 7,432ndTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 9,616thSmartest Citizens: 9,933rdLargest Welfare Programs: 10,970thMost Stationary: 13,090thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,940thMost Inclusive: 14,947thLargest Populations: 15,751stLargest Governments: 16,089thMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,787th

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  • : Retro Lyra was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Extensive Civil Rights and the Top 10% for Most Advanced Public Transport.
  • : Following new legislation in Retro Lyra, racial and religious segregation has become rife as the various groups are loath to mingle.
  • : Following new legislation in Retro Lyra, elevator music has been replaced by thrash metal played at maximum volume.
  • : Retro Lyra was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Cultured and the Top 10% for Most Inclusive.
  • : Following new legislation in Retro Lyra, children are raised bilingual from an early age.
  • : Retro Lyra was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Governments.
  • : Retro Lyra was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Foreign Aid Spending and Largest Populations.
  • : Retro Lyra was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Nudest.
  • : Retro Lyra was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.
  • : Following new legislation in Retro Lyra, directors of low-budget sci-fi films are flocking to use Hollo Caverns as a backdrop.

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