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Lyras was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 274
Largest Black Market: 7th Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8th Most Advanced Defense Forces: 12th
The Protectorate of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Undaunted
Influence
Duckspeaker
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Lyras

Population29.398 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 national health service, vat-grown people, and complete lack of prisons. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 29.398 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 97.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Lyran economy, worth an astonishing 14,049 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 477,920 Varessan crowns, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.7 times as much as the poorest.

The people consider response to rudeness to be an acceptable casus belli, scenic mountain valleys are flooded with water as damming projects get underway, vital intelligence-gathering activities are put on hold as agents return home for seduction training and advanced poker instruction, and citizens live in superstitious fear of the mysterious glowing clouds that float over Lyras. 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 38,924th in the world and 44th in Greater Dienstad for Most Developed, scoring 62.12 on the Human Development Index.

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Largest Black Market: 7thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 19thHighest Economic Output: 148thMost Efficient Economies: 173rdHighest Average Incomes: 281stMost Armed: 585thHighest Poor Incomes: 610thFattest Citizens: 851stLargest Mining Sector: 977thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,038thMost Avoided: 1,258thLargest Governments: 1,277thTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1,668thLargest Populations: 1,726thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,006thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,044thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,372ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,693rdLargest Insurance Industry: 2,909thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,577thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,433rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6,999thMost Influential: 7,356thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 8,550thMost Conservative: 8,833rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10,885thMost Authoritarian: 11,210thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,742ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 12,753rdLargest Retail Industry: 13,601stLowest Crime Rates: 14,556th
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Highest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionTop
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Largest Governments: 4th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 5th in the regionLargest Populations: 5th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6th in the regionMost Conservative: 6th in the regionMost Avoided: 6th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 6th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Lyras, citizens live in superstitious fear of the mysterious glowing clouds that float over Lyras.
  • : Following new legislation in Lyras, vital intelligence-gathering activities are put on hold as agents return home for seduction training and advanced poker instruction.
  • : Following new legislation in Lyras, scenic mountain valleys are flooded with water as damming projects get underway.
  • : Following new legislation in Lyras, the people consider response to rudeness to be an acceptable casus belli.
  • : Following new legislation in Lyras, the military will start wars with other nations on a lark.
  • : Following new legislation in Lyras, failed genetic experiments wreak havoc as they roam the countryside.
  • : Following new legislation in Lyras, military pilots spend more time scraping feathers off their engines than flying their aircraft.
  • : Following new legislation in Lyras, Maxtopians are both starving and giddy after the Lyran military unleashed its biological weapons.
  • : Following new legislation in Lyras, military spending recently hit a new high.
  • : Following new legislation in Lyras, power to the people comes from the barrel of a gun.

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