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The Protectorate of Lyras


Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Location: Greater Dienstad

Regional Influence: Duckspeaker


Lyras was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 274

The Protectorate of Lyras is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Warmarshal Leon Krell with an iron fist, and remarkable for its parental licensing program, strictly enforced bedtime, and state-planned economy. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 29.888 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 97.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Lyran economy, worth an astonishing 14,548 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 486,774 Varessan crowns, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.7 times as much as the poorest.

Dogman-branded weapons are all the rage in the militaristic comic-book community, school uniforms are compulsory, pet loving officers arrest citizens who don't give their dogs enough biscuits, and foreign governments regularly accuse the Lyran military of war crimes. 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 134,310th in the world and 59th in Greater Dienstad for Highest Drug Use, scoring 21.4 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

Largest Black Market: 7thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18thHighest Economic Output: 134thMost Efficient Economies: 166thHighest Average Incomes: 266thMost Armed: 574thHighest Poor Incomes: 603rdFattest Citizens: 839thLargest Mining Sector: 957thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 993rdMost Avoided: 1,217thLargest Governments: 1,236thTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1,559thLargest Populations: 1,713thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,863rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,868thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,321stLargest Insurance Industry: 2,384thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,520thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,405thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,849thMost Influential: 7,104thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7,182ndTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8,042ndMost Subsidized Industry: 8,715thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 10,859thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,033rdMost Conservative: 11,798thRudest Citizens: 12,534thMost Authoritarian: 12,896thLowest Crime Rates: 13,412thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 13,607thLargest Retail Industry: 14,386thMost Devout: 14,859thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15,037th
Most Armed: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionTop
Largest Governments: 4th in the regionLargest Populations: 5th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 5th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 6th in the regionMost Conservative: 6th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6th in the regionMost Avoided: 6th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 6th in the region

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