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Lyras was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 274
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 25thLargest Black Market: 44thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 51st
The Protectorate of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Undaunted
Influence
Truckler
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Lyras

Population39.424 billion

CapitalBredubar
LeaderWarmarshal Natasha Krell

CurrencyVaressan crown
AnimalLyran Drop Bear

The Protectorate of Lyras is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Warmarshal Natasha Krell with an iron fist, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 39.424 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 Social Policy not funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bredubar. The average income tax rate is 98.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Lyran economy, worth an astonishing 19,751 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 a breathtaking 501,003 Varessan crowns, with the richest citizens earning 7.8 times as much as the poorest.

Even secular Lyrans are shouting "Blessed are the cheesemakers!", what's in your genes matters more than what's in your jeans, heated town halls quickly descend into shootouts between politicians and their constituents, and the arms industry is backed by government subsidies and harsh anti-protest laws are in place. 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 1,671st in the world and 3rd in Greater Dienstad for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 1.28 million Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 25thLargest Black Market: 44thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 51stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 64thHighest Economic Output: 132ndMost Patriotic: 330thHighest Average Incomes: 433rdMost Armed: 500thFattest Citizens: 974thLargest Populations: 1,497thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,671stLargest Mining Sector: 1,671stLargest Governments: 1,734thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,738thMost Avoided: 2,112thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,131stLargest Insurance Industry: 2,460thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 2,950thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,409thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,382ndHighest Poor Incomes: 4,677thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,743rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6,339thMost Influential: 9,422ndMost Efficient Economies: 9,539thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 11,490thLargest Publishing Industry: 12,322ndTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 15,113thLargest Agricultural Sector: 15,845thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 16,258thMost Conservative: 18,279thMost Subsidized Industry: 18,699thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 18,730thLowest Crime Rates: 19,459thLargest Retail Industry: 22,612thSmartest Citizens: 23,908thMost Authoritarian: 24,648thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 24,938thMost Advanced Public Transport: 26,188th
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Most Armed: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Patriotic: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Populations: 5th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 5th in the regionLargest Governments: 5th in the regionTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 6th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 6th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7th in the regionMost Avoided: 8th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 9th in the regionMost Conservative: 9th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 9th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Lyras, the arms industry is backed by government subsidies and harsh anti-protest laws are in place.
  • : Following new legislation in Lyras, heated town halls quickly descend into shootouts between politicians and their constituents.
  • : Lyras was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Dead.
  • : Lyras was cleansed by a Level 1 Strike Force Tactical Zombie Elimination Squad from The Royal Commonwealth of Palmyrion, killing 54 million zombies.
  • : Lyras was struck by a Mk III (Purifier) Cure Missile from The People's Republic of Ardenfontein, curing 6 million infected.
  • : Lyras was cleansed by a Level 5 Invasion Tactical Zombie Elimination Squad from Free ariadna, killing 148 million zombies.
  • : Lyras was cleansed by a Level 5 Invasion Tactical Zombie Elimination Squad from The Theocratic Matriarchy of Holy Marsh, killing 191 million zombies.
  • : Lyras was cleansed by a Level 5 Invasion Tactical Zombie Elimination Squad from Free ariadna, killing 125 million zombies.
  • : Lyras was cleansed by a Level 5 Invasion Tactical Zombie Elimination Squad from The Theocratic Matriarchy of Holy Marsh, killing 148 million zombies.
  • : Lyras was cleansed by a Level 5 Invasion Tactical Zombie Elimination Squad from Free ariadna, killing 457 million zombies.

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