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Retro Lyra

Population17.57 billion

CapitalHollo Caverns
LeaderRodrick Jones

CurrencyZeldian Rupee
Animalllama with hats

The Mother Empire of Retro Lyra is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Rodrick Jones with a fair hand, and notable for its daily referendums, rampant corporate plagiarism, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 17.57 billion Retro Lyrans hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, liberal, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Social Policy. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hollo Caverns. The average income tax rate is 92.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Retro Lyran economy, worth a remarkable 1,150 trillion Zeldian Rupees a year, is extremely specialized and solely comprised of the Book Publishing industry. Average income is 65,457 Zeldian Rupees, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Artists are pillars of society, the state believes that nature-oriented summer camps will somehow solve youth crime, the pursuit of wanted criminals ends at the entrance of the pay'n'spray garage as police refuse to enter any private property, and people with political aspirations study how to make balloon animals. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Retro Lyra's national animal is the llama with hats, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Retro Lyra is ranked 44,668th in the world and 6th in The Empire of Friendship for Highest Poor Incomes, with 41,720.44 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Cheerful Citizens: 2,455thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,035thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,160thSafest: 3,501stMost Pacifist: 3,505thNicest Citizens: 5,069thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,589thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,386thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,691stHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,739thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,946thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,058thMost Cultured: 7,170thBest Weather: 7,527thLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,987thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,136thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,193rdLargest Populations: 9,089thNudest: 9,871stTop
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Smartest Citizens: 11,463rdLargest Governments: 12,756thHealthiest Citizens: 13,869thHighest Economic Output: 14,749thMost Politically Free: 15,347thMost Influential: 15,552ndMost Inclusive: 16,125thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,155thLongest Average Lifespans: 17,642ndMost Extensive Civil Rights: 19,748thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19,752ndLargest Publishing Industry: 20,331stLowest Crime Rates: 20,896th

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  • : Retro Lyra was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : Retro Lyra was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Retro Lyra was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Governments.
  • : Retro Lyra was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Cheerful Citizens.
  • : Retro Lyra was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Smartest Citizens.
  • : Retro Lyra was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Politically Free.
  • : Retro Lyra was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry and Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : Retro Lyra was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Retro Lyra was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Retro Lyra was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Extensive Civil Rights.

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