by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,673rdMost Influential: 14,196th
The Queendom of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Sun will guide us, so does the Queen
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population193 million

CurrencyLyonean mark

The Queendom of Lyonea is a very large, safe nation, remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 193 million Lyoneans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 28.5%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The Lyonean economy, worth 9.06 trillion Lyonean marks a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Woodchip Exports, Automobile Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 46,927 Lyonean marks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

The government prefers to kill off its enemies by peaceful means, citizens with artificial limbs are forbidden to serve as beauty pageant judges, rebuilding efforts for a recently destroyed cathedral aren't expected to be completed for another century, and libraries are now installed with jacuzzis and mini-bars. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lyonea's national animal is the squirrel, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Lyonea is ranked 102,733rd in the world and 3,944th in The East Pacific for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 77.4 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

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Most Influential: 14,196th
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