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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8th Most Advanced Defense Forces: 8th Largest Black Market: 42nd
The Protectorate of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Undaunted
Regional Influence
Envoy
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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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, compulsory military service, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 25.065 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 9,042 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 360,755 Varessan crowns, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.5 times as much as the poorest.

The military sees national borders more as guidelines than absolutes, for 25 Varessan crowns tourists can gawk at the site of national tragedy, friendly fire incidents usually result in severe burns, and taking hostages is a great way to influence government policy. 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 156,225th in the world and 69th in Greater Dienstad for Most Primitive, scoring -333.96 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8thLargest Black Market: 42ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 58thMost Efficient Economies: 180thHighest Economic Output: 291stHighest Average Incomes: 594thMost Armed: 663rdFattest Citizens: 843rdHighest Poor Incomes: 1,602ndTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,745thLargest Governments: 1,868thLargest Populations: 1,921stMost Avoided: 2,085thLargest Mining Sector: 2,126thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,154thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,846thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,792ndMost Influential: 5,252ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5,563rdMost Corrupt Governments: 5,636thHighest Drug Use: 5,746thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,762ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6,074thMost Stationary: 7,626thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 9,893rdMost Conservative: 10,676thLargest Insurance Industry: 11,410th
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Largest Black Market: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 4th in the regionTop
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Largest Governments: 5th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 6th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 6th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 7th in the regionMost Conservative: 7th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 8th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 8th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 8th in the regionMost Influential: 8th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 8th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Lyras, taking hostages is a great way to influence government policy.
  • : Following new legislation in Lyras, friendly fire incidents usually result in severe burns.
  • : Following new legislation in Lyras, for 25 Varessan crowns tourists can gawk at the site of national tragedy.
  • : Following new legislation in Lyras, the military sees national borders more as guidelines than absolutes.
  • : Following new legislation in Lyras, billions of Varessan crowns are being blown on orbital weapons development.
  • : Following new legislation in Lyras, state-sanctioned torture is okay so long as there's no icky blood.
  • : Following new legislation in Lyras, police are trained in using their steel-capped boots as a tool of law enforcement.
  • : Following new legislation in Lyras, the nation has been sent to bed early for unspecified naughtiness.
  • : Following new legislation in Lyras, retail staff are trained to take both inside leg measurements and the lives of their enemies.
  • : Following new legislation in Lyras, the military will start wars with other nations on a lark.

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