by Max Barry

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Most Primitive: 72nd Most Ignorant Citizens: 110th Most Advanced Defense Forces: 132nd
The Oppressed Peoples of
Psychotic Dictatorship
We Will Endure
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population2.537 billion

LeaderEternal King
FaithMother Earth Cult


The Oppressed Peoples of Tyrae is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Eternal King with an iron fist, and renowned for its infamous sell-swords, enslaved workforce, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 2.537 billion Tyraeans 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 enormous, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government is dominated by the Department of Defense, although Spirituality, Law & Order, and Environment are also considered important, while Education and Welfare receive no funds. The average income tax rate is 90.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Tyraean economy, worth 451 trillion rupees 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, extremely specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing. 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 impressive 178,032 rupees, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The "boy who cried wolf" policy makes sick people reluctant to call an ambulance, tabloids coo over Eternal King's expected child, Maxtopians are both starving and giddy after the Tyraean military unleashed its biological weapons, and chewing tree bark proves to have limited value during childbirth. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force. Tyrae's national animal is the dove, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Mother Earth Cult.

Tyrae is ranked 170,018th in the world and 6,342nd in The East Pacific for Most Secular, with 0.79 Atheism Rate.

Most Primitive: 72ndMost Ignorant Citizens: 110thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 132ndMost Devout: 335thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 484thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 970thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,336thLargest Black Market: 1,517thBest Weather: 1,600thTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,826thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,271stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,324thNudest: 3,021stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,331stHighest Poor Incomes: 4,401stMost Beautiful Environments: 4,527thMost Influential: 6,367thMost Authoritarian: 6,729thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7,460thHighest Average Incomes: 8,148thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,174thTop
Largest Governments: 10,676thMost Conservative: 12,347thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,657thMost Extreme: 16,037th
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 4th in the regionMost Primitive: 4th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionMost Devout: 9th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 25th in the regionLargest Black Market: 28th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 30th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 43rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 44th in the regionBest Weather: 45th in the regionTop
Nudest: 84th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 104th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 130th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 136th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 169th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 181st in the regionLargest Governments: 245th in the regionTop
Most Authoritarian: 320th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 348th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 384th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 402nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 404th in the regionMost Influential: 423rd in the regionMost Stationary: 488th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 551st in the regionMost Extreme: 562nd in the regionMost Conservative: 569th in the regionLargest Populations: 632nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Tyrae, chewing tree bark proves to have limited value during childbirth.
  • : Following new legislation in Tyrae, Maxtopians are both starving and giddy after the Tyraean military unleashed its biological weapons.
  • : Following new legislation in Tyrae, tabloids coo over Eternal King's expected child.
  • : Following new legislation in Tyrae, the "boy who cried wolf" policy makes sick people reluctant to call an ambulance.
  • : Following new legislation in Tyrae, children gain their first sex education from reading the dictionary.
  • : Following new legislation in Tyrae, vacationing Tyraeans expect to be treated as royalty.
  • : Following new legislation in Tyrae, sending sick politicians "Get Well Soon" cards is considered bribery.
  • : Tyrae was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Authoritarian, Highest Poor Incomes, and Highest Average Tax Rates and the Top 10% for Most Extreme.
  • : Following new legislation in Tyrae, groups of government workers are declared protected tribes if they venture too deep into the Capitol.
  • : Following new legislation in Tyrae, the nation's new foreign policy of 'very disproportionate retribution' has its neighbors on edge.


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