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Lyras was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 274
Largest Black Market: 7th Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9th Most Advanced Defense Forces: 13th
The Protectorate of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Undaunted
Influence
Duckspeaker
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Lyras

Population30.099 billion

CapitalBredubar
LeaderWarmarshal Leon Krell

CurrencyVaressan crown
AnimalLyran Drop Bear

The Protectorate of Lyras is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Warmarshal Leon Krell with an iron fist, and remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, vat-grown people, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 30.099 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 97.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Lyran economy, worth an astonishing 14,761 trillion Varessan crowns 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. 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 an amazing 490,427 Varessan crowns, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

Creating cardboard imitations of missiles is a new top-secret military project, squeaky high prepubescent voices recite the patriotic poem "Hail to The Leader!" before each meal, nations across the world are quick to praise Warmarshal Leon Krell's good looks and intellectual prowess, and the country has been 'going shopping' by annexing nearby nations for their resources. 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 13,627th in the world and 14th in Greater Dienstad for Most Devout, with 1,649.74 Prayers Per Hour.

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Largest Black Market: 7thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 20thHighest Economic Output: 128thMost Efficient Economies: 167thHighest Average Incomes: 252ndHighest Poor Incomes: 318thMost Armed: 594thFattest Citizens: 830thLargest Mining Sector: 949thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 995thLargest Governments: 1,210thMost Avoided: 1,241stTop
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Largest Populations: 1,704thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,845thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,899thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,075thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,341stHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,459thLargest Insurance Industry: 2,474thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,400thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,801stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6,954thMost Influential: 7,019thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7,961stTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 8,909thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,359thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 10,939thLowest Crime Rates: 12,572ndMost Conservative: 12,695thMost Authoritarian: 13,023rdMost Devout: 13,627thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 14,268thLargest Retail Industry: 14,534thRudest Citizens: 14,782ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15,014th
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Highest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionTop
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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Populations: 5th in the regionLargest Governments: 5th in the regionMost Avoided: 6th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 6th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6th in the regionMost Conservative: 6th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Lyras, the country has been 'going shopping' by annexing nearby nations for their resources.
  • : Following new legislation in Lyras, nations across the world are quick to praise Warmarshal Leon Krell's good looks and intellectual prowess.
  • : Lyras was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Lyras, squeaky high prepubescent voices recite the patriotic poem "Hail to The Leader!" before each meal.
  • : Following new legislation in Lyras, creating cardboard imitations of missiles is a new top-secret military project.
  • : Following new legislation in Lyras, crime suspects are forced to submit to blood testing.
  • : Following new legislation in Lyras, a new "thought police" branch is being developed.
  • : Following new legislation in Lyras, the government is seen to favor traditionalist religions.
  • : Following new legislation in Lyras, it's not mass murder when the government does it.
  • : Following new legislation in Lyras, worried-looking neonatal nurses are being deployed in place of SWAT teams during dangerous drug busts.

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