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Most Extreme: 65thMost Authoritarian: 157thMost Conservative: 318th
The Dictatorship of
Psychotic Dictatorship Fascist Dictatorship
Strength Through Compliance
Influence
Unproven
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Imploded
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Hydroes

Population113 million

Currencypeso
Animalporpoise

The Dictatorship of Hydroes is a very large, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its punitive income tax rates, restrictive gun laws, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 113 million Hydroesians 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 enormous, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Welfare, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 71.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The imploded Hydroesian economy, worth 595 billion pesos 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 mostly made up of the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is 5,272 pesos, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A good deed is rewarded with a thank you note attached to a deportation order, family trees become bare as entire branches are lopped off, beat cops aren't named for the territory they patrol, and helping grandma with her Misgendering 101 homework is a national rite of passage. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Hydroes's national animal is the porpoise, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Hydroes is ranked 25,989th in the world and 1,236th in The North Pacific for Highest Average Tax Rates, with 71.4 Effective Tax Rate.

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Most Extreme: 65thMost Authoritarian: 157thMost Conservative: 318thMost Income Equality: 466thTop
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 13,992nd
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Most Extreme: 1st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 5th in the regionMost Income Equality: 6th in the regionMost Conservative: 11th in the regionTop
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 810th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Hydroes, helping grandma with her Misgendering 101 homework is a national rite of passage.
  • : Following new legislation in Hydroes, beat cops aren't named for the territory they patrol.
  • : Following new legislation in Hydroes, family trees become bare as entire branches are lopped off.
  • : Following new legislation in Hydroes, a good deed is rewarded with a thank you note attached to a deportation order.
  • : Following new legislation in Hydroes, glamping Hydroesians won't sleep in a tent that doesn't include a Jacuzzi.
  • : Following new legislation in Hydroes, street graffiti indicates the political party that dominates a neighborhood.
  • : Following new legislation in Hydroes, group photos of the members of parliament are often mistaken for family reunions.
  • : Following new legislation in Hydroes, all alcohol is banned.
  • : Following new legislation in Hydroes, tanks are being deployed to the Skandilundian border as part of "Operation Ironic Storm".
  • : Following new legislation in Hydroes, the government burgles the houses of holidaying citizens.

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