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Lyras was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 274
Largest Black Market: 5th Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8th Most Advanced Defense Forces: 12th
The Protectorate of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Undaunted
Influence
Handshaker
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Lyras

Population28.987 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 barren, inhospitable landscape, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 28.987 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 97.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Lyran economy, worth an astonishing 13,336 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 460,068 Varessan crowns, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.9 times as much as the poorest.

Ship captains always order a return to port at the slightest sign of rain, passwords to nuclear codes must now contain upper and lower case characters, the nation has always been at war with Moltovea, and the military invades any neighboring nation with the gall to criticize its policies. 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 164,985th in the world and 64th in Greater Dienstad for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring -10.49 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

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1%
Largest Black Market: 5thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 32ndHighest Economic Output: 161stMost Efficient Economies: 173rdHighest Average Incomes: 317thMost Armed: 693rdHighest Poor Incomes: 734thFattest Citizens: 877thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,161stLargest Mining Sector: 1,185thLargest Governments: 1,359thMost Avoided: 1,458thLargest Populations: 1,752ndTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1,858thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,248thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,379thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,713thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,997thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,668thLargest Insurance Industry: 3,922ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,687thMost Influential: 7,387thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,317thTop
10%
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 10,167thLargest Publishing Industry: 12,252ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 14,036thLowest Crime Rates: 15,128thMost Devout: 15,463rdMost Authoritarian: 16,277thMost Conservative: 17,287thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,362ndLargest Retail Industry: 17,463rd
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5%
Largest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionTop
10%
Largest Governments: 4th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionFattest Citizens: 4th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Populations: 5th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 6th in the regionMost Avoided: 6th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 6th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 7th in the regionMost Conservative: 7th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 7th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 7th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 7th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Lyras, the military invades any neighboring nation with the gall to criticize its policies.
  • : Lyras was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
  • : Following new legislation in Lyras, the nation has always been at war with Moltovea.
  • : Following new legislation in Lyras, passwords to nuclear codes must now contain upper and lower case characters.
  • : Lyras was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Retail Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Lyras, ship captains always order a return to port at the slightest sign of rain.
  • : Lyras's influence in Greater Dienstad fell from "Duckspeaker" to "Handshaker".
  • : Following new legislation in Lyras, it is impossible to get any work done as auditors swarm every inch of government factories and mines.
  • : Lyras's influence in Greater Dienstad rose from "Handshaker" to "Duckspeaker".
  • : Lyras was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Populations.

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