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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,003rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,284thMost Influential: 6,366th
The Hydrarian Empire of
Corrupt Dictatorship Well-Meaning Dictatorship
Let Scovia Prevail!
Influence
Minnow
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Northern Scovia

Population9.083 billion

CapitalHydraria
LeaderEmpress Sidney Hydraria
FaithProtestantism

CurrencyReichmarks
AnimalAustrian Eagle

The Hydrarian Empire of Northern Scovia is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Empress Sidney Hydraria with an iron fist, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, triple-decker prams, and zero percent divorce rate. The compassionate, cynical, devout population of 9.083 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, although Industry, Healthcare, and Environment are also considered important, 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 884 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 19,330th in the world and 1,044th in The North Pacific for Highest Poor Incomes, with 74,614.91 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,003rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,284thMost Influential: 6,366thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,194thBest Weather: 8,386thMost Rebellious Youth: 9,258thHealthiest Citizens: 10,499thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,723rdLongest Average Lifespans: 11,010thTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,390thMost Developed: 11,910thMost Beautiful Environments: 11,968thMost Cultured: 12,720thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,810thNicest Citizens: 13,110thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,147thLowest Crime Rates: 13,583rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,114thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,993rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,068thMost Compassionate Citizens: 15,597thMost Inclusive: 15,683rdLargest Welfare Programs: 16,270thMost Devout: 16,534thLargest Governments: 18,955thHighest Economic Output: 19,327thHighest Poor Incomes: 19,330thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 19,409thSmartest Citizens: 20,267th
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 194th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 322nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 339th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 362nd in the regionBest Weather: 462nd in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 544th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 565th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 570th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 575th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 616th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 626th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 635th in the regionMost Cultured: 645th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 666th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 667th in the regionMost Developed: 683rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 689th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 693rd in the regionMost Devout: 701st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 710th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 720th in the regionNicest Citizens: 739th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 777th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 784th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 894th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 910th in the regionMost Inclusive: 923rd in the regionLargest Governments: 930th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Northern Scovia's influence in The North Pacific fell from "Sprat" to "Minnow".
  • : Northern Scovia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.
  • : Northern Scovia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • : Northern Scovia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : Northern Scovia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Healthiest Citizens.
  • : Northern Scovia's influence in The North Pacific fell from "Shoeshiner" to "Sprat".
  • : Northern Scovia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : 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.

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