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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,361st Largest Gambling Industry: 2,726th Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5,964th
The Iris of
Capitalist Paradise
By Conquest or Consent
Zyris the Great
Eminence Grise
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population3.09 billion

CapitalCitadel of the Sun
LeaderZyris the Great

CurrencyGold Crown
Animalholy lucky santa zombie

The Iris of Zyris is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Zyris the Great with an even hand, and remarkable for its closed borders, pith helmet sales, and ritual sacrifices. The hard-nosed, hard-working, devout population of 3.09 billion Zyrisians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The tiny government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Citadel of the Sun. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 7.3%.

The all-consuming Zyrisian economy, worth 210 trillion Gold Crowns a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Gambling industry, with major contributions from Basket Weaving, Furniture Restoration, and Retail. Average income is 68,097 Gold Crowns, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 278,353 per year while the poor average 11,029, a ratio of 25.2 to 1.

Heavily subsidised Zyrisian baskets litter the streets of Abydos, the nation's politicians are known more for the internet memes they spawn than any of their accomplishments, anti-vaxxers claim that injected children are prone to psychotic breaks when they see the 'Queen of Diamonds' playing card, and it is technically inaccurate to call the dead 'worm food'. Crime is a serious problem, probably because of the absence of a police force. Zyris's national animal is the holy lucky santa zombie, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Egyptian.

Zyris is ranked 139,186th in the world and 69th in Abydos for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 48.52 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,361stTop
Largest Gambling Industry: 2,726thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5,964thMost Influential: 7,030thHighest Crime Rates: 8,214thTop
Most Armed: 9,281stHighest Drug Use: 10,277thRudest Citizens: 11,695thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 12,125thMost Primitive: 12,529thMost Devout: 13,551stFattest Citizens: 16,016th
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 4th in the regionMost Armed: 4th in the regionTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5th in the regionRudest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Primitive: 7th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 7th in the regionLargest Populations: 7th in the regionMost Devout: 8th in the regionFattest Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 8th in the regionMost Avoided: 9th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Zyris created a new poll in Abydos: "Who should be our next High Priest?".
  • : Zyris deleted a regional poll in Abydos.
  • : Zyris created a new poll in Abydos: "Who is interested in Roleplay?".
  • : Zyris lodged a message on the Abydos Regional Message Board.
  • : Zyris updated the World Factbook entry in Abydos.
  • : Zyris updated the World Factbook entry in Abydos.
  • : Zyris updated the World Factbook entry in Abydos.
  • : Zyris lodged a message on the Abydos Regional Message Board.
  • : Zyris lodged a message on the Abydos Regional Message Board.
  • : Zyris updated the World Factbook entry in Abydos.


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