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Largest Black Market: 604thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,162ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,284th
The Noble Empire of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Fascists
Hic manebimus optime
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Lysandus

Population13.356 billion

CapitalBardan
LeaderEmpress Elise II
FaithPantarism

CurrencyCouronne
AnimalSalamander

The Noble Empire of Lysandus is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Empress Elise II with an even hand, and remarkable for its avant-garde cinema, keen interest in outer space, and otherworldly petting zoo. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 13.356 billion Lysandeans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bardan. The average income tax rate is 95.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Lysandean economy, worth a remarkable 4,528 trillion Couronnes a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 339,060 Couronnes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.3 times as much as the poorest.

Cheese has become the new icon of political dissent, ports have ground to a halt as no boat can reach them without trespassing, they say that Lysandeans made a dessert and called it peace, and up to 40% of voters can finally read the issues they're deciding on. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lysandus's national animal is the Salamander, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways, and its national religion is Pantarism.

Lysandus is ranked 1,321st in the world and 5th in Novo Brasil for Highest Average Incomes, with 339,060.74 Standard Monetary Units.

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Largest Black Market: 604thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,162ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,284thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,300thLargest Mining Sector: 1,306thHighest Average Incomes: 1,321stLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,469thLowest Crime Rates: 1,487thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,494thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,606thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,714thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,836thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,842ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,923rdMost Efficient Economies: 2,022ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,051stTop
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Highest Economic Output: 2,114thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,512thLargest Governments: 2,522ndMost Influential: 3,015thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,083rdLongest Average Lifespans: 3,111thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,233rdMost Developed: 3,381stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,836thSmartest Citizens: 4,088thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,278thHealthiest Citizens: 5,267thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,293rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,351stMost Cultured: 5,992ndRudest Citizens: 6,161stLargest Retail Industry: 6,736thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,540thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 12,577thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 14,659thLargest Insurance Industry: 15,409thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,457thLargest Populations: 16,959thMost Stationary: 18,584thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 20,465th
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 3rd in the regionMost Average: 3rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 4th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 5th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 5th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Lysandus voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Access to Abortion".
  • : Lysandus changed its national motto to "Hic manebimus optime".
  • : Lysandus voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Ban on Forced Blood Sports".
  • : Lysandus voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Military Identification Tag Act"".
  • : Lysandus altered its national flag.
  • : Lysandus altered its national flag.
  • : Lysandus altered its national flag.
  • : Lysandus altered its national flag.
  • : Lysandus published "Lysandus | A Imperatriz" (Factbook: Politics).
  • : Lysandus voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Standards On Police Accountability".

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 6 » Imperio de Jandira, Znatsnaz, Abslandia, Repes, Nova Brazilis, and Alissonovia.

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