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Lazarene Ryccia

Population5.183 billion

CapitalNew Juno
LeaderGovernor-General Alice Wenningsworth


The Dominion of Lazarene Ryccia is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Governor-General Alice Wenningsworth with an iron fist, and notable for its ubiquitous missile silos, complete lack of prisons, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 5.183 billion Lazarene Ryccians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Education, although Law & Order, Healthcare, and Defense are also considered important, while International Aid is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Juno. The average income tax rate is 67.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Lazarene Ryccian economy, worth 314 trillion Units a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient black market in Book Publishing, Uranium Mining, Basket Weaving, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 60,765 Units, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Toxic smog is dismissed as the populace just "letting off steam", it's not mass murder when the government does it, citizens spend millions on microtransactions to feed virtual orphans while actual orphans starve overseas, and priceless Maxtopian artwork can often be found in executive bathrooms. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a 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 156,343rd in the world and 5,088th in Lazarus for Nudest, with 93.25 Cheeks Per Square Mile.

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