by Max Barry

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Most Subsidized Industry: 1,070th Largest Black Market: 1,113th Most Influential: 1,528th
The Holy Intergalactic Empire of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Deus Ego Sum
God-Emperor Peter IV
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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HYDRA-Russian Empire

Population10.139 billion

CapitalNew Petrograd
LeaderGod-Emperor Peter IV
FaithRussian Orthodox Christianity


The Holy Intergalactic Empire of HYDRA-Russian Empire is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by God-Emperor Peter IV with an iron fist, and notable for its museums and concert halls, compulsory military service, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 10.139 billion HYDRA-Russians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Petrograd. The average income tax rate is 92.7%.

The frighteningly efficient HYDRA-Russian economy, worth a remarkable 2,387 trillion Roubles 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, broadly diversified black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Automobile 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 amazing 235,504 Roubles, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.6 times as much as the poorest.

The latest political memes depict God-Emperor Peter IV as an overly-choreographed robot, military equipment stores have a tendency to go up in flames, everyone wants to be on the guest list for diplomatic parties, and the disabled are forced to undergo an MRI scan every time they pick up their benefit payments. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. HYDRA-Russian Empire's national animal is the eagle, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Russian Orthodox Christianity.

HYDRA-Russian Empire is ranked 94,529th in the world and 698th in Europe for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 1,346.35 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Most Subsidized Industry: 1,070thLargest Black Market: 1,113thMost Influential: 1,528thTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 1,860thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,905thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,911thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,046thLargest Insurance Industry: 2,365thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,536thMost Devout: 3,026thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,093rdLowest Crime Rates: 3,399thHighest Average Incomes: 3,506thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,806thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,065thMost Efficient Economies: 4,138thLargest Mining Sector: 4,231stLargest Governments: 4,511thHighest Economic Output: 4,838thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,892ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,997thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,277thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,789thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,912thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,095thMost Cultured: 7,403rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,079thTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8,508thHealthiest Citizens: 9,447thMost Developed: 9,902ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,321stSmartest Citizens: 10,502ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10,715th
Largest Black Market: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 16th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 21st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 21st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 22nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 24th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 25th in the regionMost Devout: 30th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 31st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 40th in the regionTop
Most Efficient Economies: 54th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 58th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 58th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 58th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 61st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 67th in the regionLargest Governments: 68th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 77th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 78th in the regionLargest Populations: 79th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 80th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 80th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 81st in the regionMost Conservative: 85th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 90th in the region

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