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Most Influential: 2,519thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,556thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,281st
The Hydrarian Empire of
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Northern Scovia

Population8.617 billion

CapitalHydraria
LeaderEmpress Sidney Hydraria
FaithProtestantism

CurrencyReichmarks
AnimalAustrian Eagle

The Hydrarian Empire of Northern Scovia is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Empress Sidney Hydraria with an iron fist, and remarkable for its anti-smoking policies, frequent executions, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, cynical, devout population of 8.617 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 receives no funds. 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 839 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 195,585th in the world and 9,345th in The North Pacific for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring -8.37 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Most Influential: 2,519thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,556thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,281stLargest Publishing Industry: 7,158thBest Weather: 7,586thMost Rebellious Youth: 9,379thHealthiest Citizens: 10,247thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,326thTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 10,612thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,717thMost Beautiful Environments: 11,258thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,774thMost Developed: 11,808thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,221stMost Cultured: 12,677thNicest Citizens: 12,934thLowest Crime Rates: 13,248thHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,443rdMost Subsidized Industry: 13,870thMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,666thMost Inclusive: 15,433rdMost Devout: 15,508thMost Compassionate Citizens: 15,599thLargest Welfare Programs: 16,084thHighest Poor Incomes: 17,342ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 17,653rdLargest Governments: 18,601stSmartest Citizens: 19,984thHighest Economic Output: 20,137th
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 160th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 301st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 331st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 349th in the regionBest Weather: 408th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 494th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 520th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 549th in the regionLargest Populations: 556th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 575th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 581st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 581st in the regionMost Cultured: 594th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 599th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 606th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 619th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 633rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 642nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 650th in the regionMost Developed: 650th in the regionMost Devout: 658th in the regionNicest Citizens: 694th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 698th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 703rd in the regionMost Influential: 777th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 832nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 835th in the regionMost Inclusive: 867th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 870th in the regionLargest Governments: 883rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 981st 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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