Largest Publishing Industry: 73rd Most Influential: 105th Most Rebellious Youth: 402nd
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The Bird Is The Word of Hydroponic Nation is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Hydroponicus with a fair hand, and remarkable for its daily referendums, keen interest in outer space, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 25.888 billion Hydroponicans hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, liberal, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Environment and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Law & Order aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hydroponic Nation City. The average income tax rate is 38.2%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Hydroponic Nationian economy, worth a remarkable 3,665 trillion Funyons a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Gambling and Tourism. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 141,591 Funyons, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

Citizens may cast their vote over the internet or phone, a performance of the hit musical "Mamma Tua" has been delayed after squatters were found sleeping in the orchestra pit, Hydroponic Nation's free colleges struggle to maintain standards in the face of overwhelming demand, and new cases of Asbestosis are cropping up as quickly as hospitals can deal with them. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Hydroponic Nation's national animal is the Wombat, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Hydroponic Nation is ranked 22,758th in the world and 56th in Wysteria for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 96.53 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

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Largest Publishing Industry: 73rdMost Influential: 105thMost Rebellious Youth: 402ndHighest Crime Rates: 513thLargest Black Market: 680thMost Armed: 828thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,019thLargest Populations: 1,154thMost Secular: 1,165thMost Stationary: 1,227thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,290thHighest Economic Output: 1,474thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,484thTop
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Rudest Citizens: 1,604thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,643rdMost Cultured: 1,725thSmartest Citizens: 1,926thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,996thMost Politically Free: 2,773rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,899thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,148thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,254thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 3,686thMost Developed: 4,094thNudest: 5,736thBest Weather: 6,753rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,928thTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 8,232ndHighest Poor Incomes: 12,089thHighest Average Incomes: 12,122ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,601st
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Free: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 6th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 6th in the regionTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 9th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 10th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 10th in the regionMost Developed: 11th in the regionNudest: 11th in the region

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