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Lyras was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 274
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7th Most Advanced Defense Forces: 13th Largest Manufacturing Sector: 22nd
The Protectorate of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
Undaunted
Influence
Duckspeaker
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Lyras

Population30.295 billion

CapitalBredubar
LeaderWarmarshal Leon Krell

CurrencyVaressan crown
AnimalLyran Drop Bear

The Protectorate of Lyras is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Warmarshal Leon Krell with an iron fist, and notable for its frequent executions, keen interest in outer space, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 30.295 billion Lyrans are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, with Environment and Social Policy not funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bredubar. The average income tax rate is 97.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Lyran economy, worth an astonishing 14,964 trillion Varessan crowns a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 493,953 Varessan crowns, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

Record sales of 'child-whacking sticks' have been reported, the state conscripts sociopathic orphan girls to train as professional assassins, in a fit of passion Warmarshal Leon Krell has shredded thirty years' worth of petitions, and the nation's soldiers sleep four to a bed in order to use space economically. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Lyras's national animal is the Lyran Drop Bear, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Lyras is ranked 1,850th in the world and 7th in Greater Dienstad for Most Corrupt Governments, with 257.9 Kickbacks Per Hour.

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 22ndLargest Black Market: 25thHighest Economic Output: 140thHighest Average Incomes: 272ndHighest Poor Incomes: 310thMost Armed: 372ndFattest Citizens: 842ndLargest Mining Sector: 947thLargest Governments: 1,207thMost Avoided: 1,270thTop
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Largest Populations: 1,699thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,850thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,897thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,051stHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,466thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,469thLargest Insurance Industry: 2,635thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,234thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,557thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,840thMost Efficient Economies: 6,802ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 6,808thMost Influential: 6,991stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7,133rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8,177thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 9,426thRudest Citizens: 10,167thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,818thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 11,049thLowest Crime Rates: 12,782ndMost Devout: 13,895thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 14,472ndLargest Retail Industry: 15,044thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15,508thMost Authoritarian: 15,682ndMost Conservative: 16,945th
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Highest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 5th in the regionLargest Governments: 5th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 6th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 6th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 7th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 7th in the regionMost Avoided: 7th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Lyras was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Agricultural Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Lyras, the nation's soldiers sleep four to a bed in order to use space economically.
  • : Following new legislation in Lyras, in a fit of passion Warmarshal Leon Krell has shredded thirty years' worth of petitions.
  • : Lyras was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Conservative.
  • : Lyras lodged a message on the Greater Dienstad Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Lyras, the state conscripts sociopathic orphan girls to train as professional assassins.
  • : Following new legislation in Lyras, record sales of 'child-whacking sticks' have been reported.
  • : Lyras lodged a message on the Greater Dienstad Regional Message Board.
  • : Lyras lodged a message on the Greater Dienstad Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Lyras, the "war on terror" doesn't seem to be making Lyrans any less frightened.

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