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Largest Black Market: 2nd Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8th Most Advanced Defense Forces: 9th
The Protectorate of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Undaunted
Influence
Envoy
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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The Protectorate of Lyras is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Warmarshal Leon Krell with an iron fist, and remarkable for its pith helmet sales, strictly enforced bedtime, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 26.07 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 9,761 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 374,421 Varessan crowns, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.5 times as much as the poorest.

Nuclear submarines have been deployed to protect the nation's banana supply, the government has become increasingly militant, the government violently suppresses separatist movements, and the nation is committed to nuclear rearmament. 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 155,045th in the world and 102nd in Greater Dienstad for Most Politically Free, scoring 14.29 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

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Largest Black Market: 2ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 54thMost Efficient Economies: 188thHighest Economic Output: 269thHighest Average Incomes: 572ndMost Armed: 675thFattest Citizens: 897thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,537thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,725thLargest Governments: 1,761stTop
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Largest Populations: 1,847thMost Avoided: 2,046thLargest Mining Sector: 2,203rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,857thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,565thHighest Drug Use: 4,045thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,441stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4,980thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,239thMost Influential: 5,335thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,375thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,423rdMost Stationary: 6,950thTop
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Largest Insurance Industry: 9,597thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,990thMost Conservative: 13,277thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,324thLargest Publishing Industry: 17,822ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 17,932nd
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Largest Black Market: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionMost Armed: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 4th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 4th in the regionLargest Governments: 5th in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 6th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 7th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7th in the regionMost Influential: 8th in the regionMost Conservative: 8th in the regionMost Avoided: 8th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 8th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 8th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 9th in the regionLargest Populations: 9th in the regionMost Stationary: 9th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 10th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 11th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : 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.
  • : Following new legislation in Lyras, the government violently suppresses separatist movements.
  • : Lyras was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : Lyras was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Governments.
  • : Lyras was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Unexpected Death Rate.
  • : Following new legislation in Lyras, the government has become increasingly militant.
  • : Following new legislation in Lyras, nuclear submarines have been deployed to protect the nation's banana supply.
  • : Following new legislation in Lyras, Jack Russells have proven to be terrible spies.
  • : Lyras was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Dead.

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