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The Illusions of Pyris VII

“Fascinating. A life form totally alien to our galaxy”

Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Very Strong
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Location: United Earth Space Probe Agency

Regional Influence: Apprentice


The Illusions of Pyris VII is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Vincent DeSalle with an iron fist, and remarkable for its ban on automobiles, ubiquitous missile silos, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 5.7 billion Survey Team Members are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The medium-sized, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Survey Team Camp. The average income tax rate is 43.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Pyris VII economy, worth 407 trillion Federation Credits 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 a slick, highly efficient black market in Basket Weaving, Woodchip Exports, Uranium Mining, and Tourism. 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 71,410 Federation Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Ten-year-olds are applying for lemonade stand operator licences, the government has instituted 'traveller reservations' across the country, cyclists spend more time unlocking their bicycles than they do cycling, and the property market is in a bit of a state. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Pyris VII's national animal is the Ornithoid, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities.

Pyris VII is ranked 121,021st in the world and 48th in United Earth Space Probe Agency for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 883.5 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,878thTop
Most Primitive: 4,350thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,563rdTop
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 15,629thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 17,761stMost Patriotic: 19,452ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 19,522ndLargest Black Market: 19,962ndMost Authoritarian: 20,484thMost Pacifist: 23,661st
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 8th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 12th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 12th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 12th in the regionMost Patriotic: 12th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 13th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 15th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 15th in the regionLargest Black Market: 15th in the region

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