The Bird Is The Word of Hydroponic Nation is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Hydroponicus with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, public floggings, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 26.055 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, although Environment and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality and Law & Order receive no funds. 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 3,689 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 141,599 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.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Hydroponic Nation voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Liberate Utopia"".
- : Hydroponic Nation was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Cheerful Citizens.
- : Hydroponic Nation was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Rudest Citizens.
- : Hydroponic Nation voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Humanitarian Aid Expansion Act".
- : Hydroponic Nation was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
- : Hydroponic Nation was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Gambling Industry and Highest Economic Output.
- : Hydroponic Nation voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Liberate California".
- : Hydroponic Nation voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Liberate The Place that has No Big Banks".
- : Hydroponic Nation was endorsed by The Republic of Quit Playing Games With My Puppet.
- : Hydroponic Nation was endorsed by The Emirate of Make Some Memories Tonight.
Endorsements Received: 20 » Norvikeland, Outter Micronesia, Fortune1, Shunnach, 66 Ducks, Arystria, Stragalestranspets, Laurarcor, BlueShores, Herzil, Fratanica, Tunisian New Lebanon, Conservatives states, Ummagumma, Tagete, Iasonia, New Saskatoon, Boxer Protectorate, FrankenDorkle, and Innato.