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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 582nd Most Influential: 864th Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,075th
The Hydrarian Empire of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Let Scovia Prevail!
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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The Hydrarian Empire of Northern Scovia is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Empress Sidney Hydraria with an iron fist, and remarkable for its frequent executions, zero percent divorce rate, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, cynical, devout population of 3.049 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 large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hydraria. The average income tax rate is 75.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Northern Scovian economy, worth 300 trillion Reichmarks a year, is quite 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 98,516 Reichmarks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Religious education is a new government priority, the government's foreign policy statements are less threatening than a World Assembly cease-and-desist letter, nuclear submarines have been deployed to protect the nation's banana supply, and the Northern Scovian delegation to the World Assembly is having a hard time convincing people that international law will "pay for itself somehow...". 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 103,567th in the world and 5,556th in The North Pacific for Largest Retail Industry, scoring 346.24 on the Shrinkwrap Consignment Productivity Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 582ndMost Influential: 864thTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,075thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,063rdTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 9,369thHealthiest Citizens: 10,124thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,843rdMost Rebellious Youth: 13,264thMost Inclusive: 13,310thNicest Citizens: 13,338thMost Developed: 13,390thBest Weather: 14,282ndMost Advanced Public Education: 14,807thLowest Crime Rates: 15,392ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 15,503rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 15,898thMost Devout: 15,922ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,062ndMost Cultured: 16,422ndLongest Average Lifespans: 16,641st
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 116th in the regionMost Influential: 320th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 323rd in the regionTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 462nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 488th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 519th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 531st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 536th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 586th in the regionMost Stationary: 604th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 666th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 694th in the regionMost Developed: 709th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 713th in the regionNicest Citizens: 736th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 738th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 738th in the regionBest Weather: 745th in the regionMost Devout: 778th in the regionMost Inclusive: 794th in the regionMost Cultured: 795th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 798th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 826th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 829th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 836th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 840th in the regionLargest Governments: 848th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 862nd in the regionLargest Populations: 877th in the region

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