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Largest Gambling Industry: 491stLargest Black Market: 3,279thMost Avoided: 3,882nd
The Monorail Affectionados of
Compulsory Consumerist State Consumerist Wage Drones
Monorail!
Influence
Sprat
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Lyle Lanely

Population7.011 billion

CapitalNorth Haverbrook

CurrencyTicket
AnimalPigeon

The Monorail Affectionados of Lyle Lanely is a colossal, efficient nation, notable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, vat-grown people, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 7.011 billion Lyle Lanelyians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Industry, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of North Haverbrook. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 47.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Lyle Lanelyian economy, worth a remarkable 1,081 trillion Tickets a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 154,283 Tickets, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 526,609 per year while the poor average 33,261, a ratio of 15.8 to 1.

Unemployed mercenaries drift the country looking for new careers, snooze factory is now prison lingo for rehabilitation center, the strong are acquitted and the weak are trampled in trial by a Pigeon, and phone taps are frequently carried out by the police. Crime is a serious problem. Lyle Lanely's national animal is the Pigeon, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Lyle Lanely is ranked 40,950th in the world and 93rd in Forest for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 4,208.28 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Largest Gambling Industry: 491stTop
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Largest Black Market: 3,279thMost Avoided: 3,882ndLargest Retail Industry: 4,620thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,192ndMost Subsidized Industry: 5,602ndMost Corrupt Governments: 6,227thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,263rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,385thMost Efficient Economies: 7,104thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,773rdTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 10,725thMost Ignorant Citizens: 11,892ndLargest Mining Sector: 12,408thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,441stHighest Average Incomes: 12,537thHighest Economic Output: 15,456thMost Stationary: 16,980thHighest Crime Rates: 20,800th
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Largest Gambling Industry: 5th in the regionMost Avoided: 15th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 17th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 19th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 20th in the regionLargest Black Market: 21st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 22nd in the regionTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 25th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 29th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 29th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 30th in the regionMost Stationary: 41st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 42nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 42nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 42nd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 43rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 44th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Lyle Lanely, phone taps are frequently carried out by the police.
  • : Following new legislation in Lyle Lanely, the strong are acquitted and the weak are trampled in trial by a Pigeon.
  • : Following new legislation in Lyle Lanely, snooze factory is now prison lingo for rehabilitation center.
  • : Following new legislation in Lyle Lanely, unemployed mercenaries drift the country looking for new careers.
  • : Following new legislation in Lyle Lanely, the once prosperous capital is in utter decline.
  • : Following new legislation in Lyle Lanely, violent criminals are doomed to be hunted by a psychotic billionaire.
  • : Following new legislation in Lyle Lanely, Maxtopians are both starving and giddy after the Lyle Lanelyian military unleashed its biological weapons.
  • : Following new legislation in Lyle Lanely, knitters are arrested for carrying needles in their bags.
  • : Following new legislation in Lyle Lanely, the tenet of free speech is held dear.
  • : Following new legislation in Lyle Lanely, raver DJ XStacy holds multiple medical degrees in chillaxing.

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