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Largest Black Market: 3rd Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8th Most Advanced Defense Forces: 10th
The Protectorate of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Undaunted
Influence
Diplomat
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Lyras

Population26.28 billion

CapitalBredubar
LeaderWarmarshal Leon Krell

CurrencyVaressan crown
AnimalLyran Drop Bear

The Protectorate of Lyras is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Warmarshal Leon Krell with an iron fist, and renowned for its ubiquitous missile silos, parental licensing program, and compulsory gun ownership. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 26.28 billion Lyrans are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, with Environment and Welfare not funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bredubar. The average income tax rate is 96.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Lyran economy, worth a remarkable 9,868 trillion Varessan crowns a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an amazing 375,523 Varessan crowns, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.5 times as much as the poorest.

Cleaners are very careful not to bump into the big red button on Warmarshal Leon Krell's desk, colonial citizens are forced to sing the praise of the "Great Lyran Liberator", military equipment stores have a tendency to go up in flames, and war criminals are given full state funerals. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Lyras's national animal is the Lyran Drop Bear, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Lyras is ranked 21,556th in the world and 11th in Greater Dienstad for Most Authoritarian, with 1.57 Stalins.

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Largest Black Market: 3rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 55thMost Efficient Economies: 187thHighest Economic Output: 268thHighest Average Incomes: 581stMost Armed: 690thFattest Citizens: 904thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,574thTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,735thLargest Governments: 1,753rdLargest Populations: 1,824thMost Avoided: 2,053rdLargest Mining Sector: 2,235thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,809thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,574thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,652ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4,745thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,176thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,333rdMost Influential: 5,387thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,516thMost Stationary: 6,885thTop
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Largest Insurance Industry: 9,316thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,972ndMost Conservative: 14,509thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 15,591st
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Largest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionMost Armed: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 4th in the regionTop
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Largest Governments: 5th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 7th in the regionMost Avoided: 7th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 7th in the regionMost Influential: 7th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Populations: 7th in the regionMost Conservative: 7th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 8th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 8th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Lyras's influence in Greater Dienstad rose from "Envoy" to "Diplomat".
  • : Lyras was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Lyras, war criminals are given full state funerals.
  • : Following new legislation in Lyras, military equipment stores have a tendency to go up in flames.
  • : Lyras was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Lyras, colonial citizens are forced to sing the praise of the "Great Lyran Liberator".
  • : Following new legislation in Lyras, cleaners are very careful not to bump into the big red button on Warmarshal Leon Krell's desk.
  • : Lyras was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Drug Use.
  • : Lyras was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry and Largest Basket Weaving Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Lyras, the nation is committed to nuclear rearmament.

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