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Most Influential: 2,395thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,552ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,261st
The Hydrarian Empire of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Let Scovia Prevail!
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Northern Scovia

Population8.584 billion

CapitalHydraria
LeaderEmpress Sidney Hydraria
FaithProtestantism

CurrencyReichmarks
AnimalAustrian Eagle

The Hydrarian Empire of Northern Scovia is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Empress Sidney Hydraria with an iron fist, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, keen interest in outer space, and frequent executions. The compassionate, cynical, devout population of 8.584 billion Northern Scovians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The enormous, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Education, with Industry, Healthcare, and Environment also on the agenda, while International Aid isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hydraria. The average income tax rate is 80.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Northern Scovian economy, worth 835 trillion Reichmarks a year, is highly specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 97,386 Reichmarks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Theft is considered to be okay if the crime happened a long time ago, one does not simply walk into the tundra, the government sends submarines to retrieve bodies from shipwrecked submarines, and EULAs remind customers that "Private Mode" is a browser setting rather than a promise. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Northern Scovia's national animal is the Austrian Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Protestantism.

Northern Scovia is ranked 101,294th in the world and 5,276th in The North Pacific for Most Extreme, scoring 18.24 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Most Influential: 2,395thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,552ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,261stLargest Publishing Industry: 7,144thBest Weather: 7,569thMost Rebellious Youth: 9,373rdHealthiest Citizens: 10,230thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,308thTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 10,616thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,734thMost Beautiful Environments: 11,282ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,742ndMost Developed: 11,784thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,262ndMost Cultured: 12,694thNicest Citizens: 12,892ndLowest Crime Rates: 13,341stHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,465thMost Subsidized Industry: 13,826thMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,720thMost Inclusive: 15,365thMost Devout: 15,560thMost Compassionate Citizens: 15,580thLargest Welfare Programs: 16,075thHighest Poor Incomes: 17,291stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 17,674thLargest Governments: 18,620thSmartest Citizens: 19,997thHighest Economic Output: 20,223rd
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 160th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 301st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 336th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 345th in the regionBest Weather: 412th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 499th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 520th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 544th in the regionLargest Populations: 554th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 580th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 582nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 584th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 595th in the regionMost Cultured: 599th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 615th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 622nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 646th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 651st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 653rd in the regionMost Developed: 658th in the regionMost Devout: 674th in the regionNicest Citizens: 699th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 702nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 714th in the regionMost Influential: 767th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 848th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 850th in the regionMost Inclusive: 863rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 873rd in the regionLargest Governments: 888th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 987th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Northern Scovia altered its national flag.
  • : Northern Scovia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : Northern Scovia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Nicest Citizens.
  • : Northern Scovia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Cultured.
  • : Northern Scovia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations and the Top 10% for Most Corrupt Governments.
  • : Northern Scovia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Developed.
  • : Northern Scovia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Efficient Economies.
  • : Northern Scovia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces.
  • : Northern Scovia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare and Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : Northern Scovia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments and Longest Average Lifespans and the Top 10% for Highest Economic Output.

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