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Sierra Lyricalia was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 331
Most Cheerful Citizens: 969thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 992ndMost Rebellious Youth: 1,031st
The Well-Armed Hippies of
Left-wing Utopia
Veritas potentiae et actio interfationis libera
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Sierra Lyricalia

Population25.52 billion

Leadereveryone and no one
Faiththat every man and woman is a pope

Currency₦anotech dollar
Animalblue pig

The Well-Armed Hippies of Sierra Lyricalia is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by everyone and no one with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, keen interest in outer space, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 25.52 billion Lyricals are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The large, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Makhnovia. The average income tax rate is 89.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Lyrical economy, worth a remarkable 4,099 trillion ₦anotech dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 160,652 ₦anotech dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Harry Potter conventions are closely watched by the government for any signs of 'dueling', tourists outnumber citizens two to one, artists are pillars of society, and pirates armed with sonar-guided semi-autonomous torpedos and laser weapons systems are often seen capturing fishing trawlers. Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Sierra Lyricalia's national animal is the blue pig, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is that every man and woman is a pope.

Sierra Lyricalia is ranked 296,422nd in the world and 155th in Anarchy for Fattest Citizens, with 5.22 Obesity Rate.

Most Cheerful Citizens: 969thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 992ndMost Rebellious Youth: 1,031stLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,166thMost Stationary: 1,396thMost Influential: 1,828thMost Cultured: 2,053rdTop
Highest Crime Rates: 3,148thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,178thHighest Food Quality: 3,237thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,395thNicest Citizens: 3,563rdHighest Economic Output: 3,901stMost Developed: 4,538thSmartest Citizens: 4,660thMost Inclusive: 4,889thBest Weather: 5,101stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,311thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,582ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,621stHighest Poor Incomes: 5,649thLargest Populations: 5,705thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,715thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,902ndLargest Welfare Programs: 7,006thHealthiest Citizens: 8,019thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,037thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,085thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,177thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,484thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,473rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,716thLargest Governments: 9,776thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,974thNudest: 13,906thHighest Average Incomes: 13,958thMost Armed: 14,840thMost Efficient Economies: 15,113thTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 17,119thLargest Information Technology Sector: 17,621stMost Income Equality: 18,437thMost Politically Free: 25,876th
Most Stationary: 1st in the regionTop
Most Influential: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 5th in the regionBest Weather: 6th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 6th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 6th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 7th in the regionMost Cultured: 7th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 7th in the regionLargest Populations: 7th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 7th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7th in the regionMost Developed: 8th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 8th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 8th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 8th in the regionNicest Citizens: 8th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 9th in the regionLargest Governments: 10th in the regionMost Inclusive: 10th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 10th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 10th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 12th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 12th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 12th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 12th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 12th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 13th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 15th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 9 » Vanam, YoriZ, East Angria, Leva Komuna, Equa Lib, A-Io Revolutionary Front, Wulkrieg, Astrum Nigrum, and Deathfall.