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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,001stMost Influential: 1,302ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,336th
The Militant Order of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Multa capita, a aeterna uero et a populo in aeternum
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Hospitallar Hydrus

Population1.812 billion

CapitalUrbe Tempestatum Regem
LeaderGiovanni Kaliburn
FaithOrdo Hydrus

CurrencyTempest Denarius

The Militant Order of Hospitallar Hydrus is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Giovanni Kaliburn with an iron fist, and remarkable for its rampant corporate plagiarism, ubiquitous missile silos, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 1.812 billion Hospitallars are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The large, corrupt, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Urbe Tempestatum Regem. The average income tax rate is 77.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Hospitallar Hydrusian economy, worth 199 trillion Tempest Denarii a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 110,367 Tempest Denarii, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Construction of the Really Big Hadron Collider is underway, books are so highly regarded in Hospitallar Hydrus that libraries are often revered as holy shrines, preschools put children down for naps with milk, cookies, and a gruesome story of vengeance, and forty-year-old men are asked for their ID before watching the latest pony cartoon movies. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Hospitallar Hydrus's national animal is the Hydra, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Ordo Hydrus.

Hospitallar Hydrus is ranked 11,670th in the world and 642nd in The North Pacific for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 6,237.16 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,001stMost Influential: 1,302ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,336thTop
Most Secular: 6,618thMost Cultured: 9,504thHealthiest Citizens: 9,663rdTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 10,516thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,760thLowest Crime Rates: 10,899thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,953rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,182ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 11,670thBest Weather: 12,031stMost Advanced Public Education: 12,032ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,515thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12,702ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,083rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,240thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,277thMost Developed: 15,165thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,469thHighest Poor Incomes: 15,541stSmartest Citizens: 15,606thHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,537thLargest Governments: 18,844thLargest Information Technology Sector: 19,882nd
Most Valuable International Artwork: 156th in the regionMost Secular: 367th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 403rd in the regionMost Cultured: 472nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 482nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 489th in the regionTop
Healthiest Citizens: 518th in the regionMost Influential: 530th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 532nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 534th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 552nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 575th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 576th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 584th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 609th in the regionBest Weather: 610th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 642nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 654th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 727th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 729th in the regionMost Developed: 792nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 797th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 804th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 806th in the regionLargest Governments: 891st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 992nd in the region

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