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Most Extensive Civil Rights: 7,795thMost Income Equality: 8,601stMost Politically Free: 9,624th
The Free State of
Left-wing Utopia
Free from Tyranny
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population992 million

LeaderTheophilus Agistaria


The Free State of Lerizia is a huge, socially progressive nation, ruled by Theophilus Agistaria with a fair hand, and renowned for its state-planned economy, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 992 million Lerizians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The large, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Atylena. The average income tax rate is 59.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Lerizian economy, worth 15.7 trillion L'ziras 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 Information Technology, Furniture Restoration, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, and Cheese Exports. 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 15,846 L'ziras, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A death threat has replaced 'hello' as an official greeting in the nation, coalition governments are essential to passing new laws, Lerizia has designated Atylena as its capital city, and Theophilus Agistaria has just been declared ruler of Lerizia in an international press conference. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lerizia's national animal is the Deer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Lerizia is ranked 122,367th in the world and 21st in World of NationStates for Highest Crime Rates, with 2.55 Crimes Per Hour.

Most Extensive Civil Rights: 7,795thMost Income Equality: 8,601stTop
Most Politically Free: 9,624thMost Extreme: 10,149thHighest Drug Use: 11,520th
Nudest: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1st in the regionMost Politically Free: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1st in the regionTop
Safest: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 2nd in the regionMost Extreme: 2nd in the region

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