|Category: Free-Market Paradise|
Regional Influence: Sprat
Location: Artificial Solar System
The Holy Empire of Joseph Lyons is a huge, efficient nation, renowned for its irreverence towards religion. The hard-working, democratic population of 930 million Joseph Lyonsians enjoy frequent elections, which are uniformly corrupted by big-spending corporations buying politicians who best suit their interests.
The relatively small, moralistic government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Law & Order, Public Transport, and Administration also on the agenda, while International Aid and Welfare receive no funds. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 9.0%.
The very strong Joseph Lyonsian economy, worth 55.8 trillion Liberals a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Cheese Exports industry, with major contributions from Beef-Based Agriculture, Woodchip Exports, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Average income is 60,051 Liberals, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 176,979 per year while the poor average 16,033, a ratio of 11.0 to 1.
Scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes, Harry Potter books are banned, organ donation is compulsory, and marine biology students are shocked to discover that a whale is a mammal. Crime is a problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Joseph Lyons's national animal is the Party, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Joseph Lyons's influence in Artificial Solar System fell from "Shoeshiner" to "Sprat".
- : Joseph Lyons's influence in Artificial Solar System rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
- : Joseph Lyons's influence in Artificial Solar System rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
- : Joseph Lyons's influence in Artificial Solar System rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
- : Joseph Lyons's influence in Artificial Solar System rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
- : Joseph Lyons's influence in Artificial Solar System rose from "Zero" to "Newcomer".
- : Joseph Lyons relocated from North Africa to Artificial Solar System.
- : Joseph Lyons resigned from the World Assembly.
- : Joseph Lyons was endorsed by Makdon215.
- : Joseph Lyons endorsed Makdon215.