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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,877thLargest Gambling Industry: 3,940thMost Influential: 5,992nd
The Iris of
By Conquest or Consent
Zyris the Great
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population4.272 billion

LeaderZyris the Great

CurrencyGold Crown
Animalholy lucky santa zombie

The Iris of Zyris is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Zyris the Great with an even hand, and remarkable for its closed borders, pith helmet sales, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, devout population of 4.272 billion Zyrisians enjoy some of the most opulent lifestyles in the region, unless they are unemployed or working-class, in which case they are variously starving to death or crippled by easily preventable diseases.

The tiny, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Enochia. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 7.9%.

The all-consuming Zyrisian economy, worth 306 trillion Gold Crowns a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Gambling industry, with major contributions from Basket Weaving, Retail, and Soda Sales. Average income is 71,747 Gold Crowns, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 297,513 per year while the poor average 11,343, a ratio of 26.2 to 1.

'Mountain Doobie' is widely regarded as the nation's favourite drink, commemorative mugs remembering last year's Black Friday Crockery Riots are a best seller this year, a formerly quiet little town is now booming as both a cult centre and a tourist attraction, and insanely good theatre productions face government censorship. 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 160,440th in the world and 156th in Abydos for Most Secular, with 9.71 Atheism Rate.

Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,877thLargest Gambling Industry: 3,940thMost Influential: 5,992ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 6,622ndFattest Citizens: 7,316thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 7,826thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7,964thTop
Highest Crime Rates: 9,263rdHighest Drug Use: 9,654thRudest Citizens: 10,235thMost Devout: 11,347thLargest Retail Industry: 12,213thMost Armed: 13,254thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 15,361stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 15,387th
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 4th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 4th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4th in the regionMost Influential: 4th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionRudest Citizens: 7th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 7th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 7th in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 9th in the regionLargest Populations: 11th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 11th in the regionMost Armed: 11th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 11th in the regionMost Devout: 12th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 13th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 14th in the region

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