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Largest Black Market: 1st 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 complete lack of prisons, pith helmet sales, and parental licensing program. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 25.749 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 96.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Lyran economy, worth a remarkable 9,637 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 374,282 Varessan crowns, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.5 times as much as the poorest.

The government is well known for declaring war on other countries for suspected slights, tech-mad citizens think that the laser-powered bread-slicer uPhone App is the coolest thing since sliced bread, executions are marked by quiet dignity and maybe a final round or two of whist, and creating cardboard imitations of missiles is a new top-secret military project. 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 7,126th in the world and 9th in Greater Dienstad for Most Stationary, with 1,283.70751176 Days.

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Largest Black Market: 1stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 54thMost Efficient Economies: 186thHighest Economic Output: 275thHighest Average Incomes: 544thMost Armed: 654thFattest Citizens: 879thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,469thTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,719thLargest Governments: 1,759thLargest Populations: 1,864thMost Avoided: 2,016thLargest Mining Sector: 2,058thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,843rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,630thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,203rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4,853rdMost Corrupt Governments: 5,044thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,215thMost Influential: 5,218thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,238thHighest Drug Use: 5,403rdMost Stationary: 7,129thTop
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Largest Insurance Industry: 9,394thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,603rdMost Conservative: 11,789thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15,968th
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Largest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionMost Armed: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionTop
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Largest Governments: 5th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5th in the regionMost Conservative: 6th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 6th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 6th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7th in the regionMost Avoided: 7th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 7th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Lyras, creating cardboard imitations of missiles is a new top-secret military project.
  • : Following new legislation in Lyras, executions are marked by quiet dignity and maybe a final round or two of whist.
  • : Following new legislation in Lyras, tech-mad citizens think that the laser-powered bread-slicer uPhone App is the coolest thing since sliced bread.
  • : Following new legislation in Lyras, the government is well known for declaring war on other countries for suspected slights.
  • : Following new legislation in Lyras, historical commemorations regularly devolve into militaristic jingoism.
  • : Following new legislation in Lyras, the country has been 'going shopping' by annexing nearby nations for their resources.
  • : Lyras lodged a message on the Greater Dienstad Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Lyras, foreign leaders' Twitcher accounts are monitored for potential threats to national security.
  • : Following new legislation in Lyras, gun ownership is compulsory.
  • : Lyras lodged a message on the Greater Dienstad Regional Message Board.

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