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Most Influential: 1,999thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,410thLargest Publishing Industry: 16,520th
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Lazarene Ryccia

Population7.347 billion

CapitalNew Juno
LeaderGovernor-General Alice Wenningsworth


The Dominion of Lazarene Ryccia is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Governor-General Alice Wenningsworth with an iron fist, and remarkable for its ritual sacrifices, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 7.347 billion Lazarene Ryccians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The enormous, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Juno. The average income tax rate is 73.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Lazarene Ryccian economy, worth 441 trillion Units a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is dominated by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Basket Weaving, and Pizza Delivery. Average income is 60,073 Units, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

It takes months to get the proper permits for a child's first tricycle, the government is attempting to impose a new national language on the public, public shaming has become the favoured form of punishment, and high school bands practice by moonlight. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lazarene Ryccia's national animal is the Phoenix, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Lazarene Ryccia is ranked 69,851st in the world and 2,568th in Lazarus for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring 2,237.13 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

Most Influential: 1,999thTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,410thLargest Publishing Industry: 16,520thMost Valuable International Artwork: 17,743rdMost Stationary: 17,753rdMost Beautiful Environments: 18,027thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19,922ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 20,511thMost Advanced Public Education: 20,914thHighest Average Tax Rates: 24,026th
Most Influential: 14th in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 293rd in the regionTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 871st in the regionMost Income Equality: 908th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 916th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 957th in the region

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