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The Militant Order of Hospitallar Hydrus

“Multa capita, a aeterna uero et a populo in aeternum”

Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
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Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific


Hospitallar Hydrus

Population1.773 billion

CapitalUrbe Tempestatum Regem
LeaderGiovanni Kaliburn
FaithOrdo Hydrus

CurrencyTempest Denarius

The Militant Order of Hospitallar Hydrus is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Giovanni Kaliburn with an iron fist, and remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, prohibition of alcohol, and otherworldly petting zoo. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 1.773 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 77.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Hospitallar Hydrusian economy, worth 196 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 110,574 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 51,470th in the world and 2,916th in The North Pacific for Safest, scoring 99.87 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 979thMost Influential: 1,293rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,297thTop
Most Secular: 6,612thMost Cultured: 9,502ndHealthiest Citizens: 9,666thTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 10,529thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,780thLowest Crime Rates: 10,847thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,939thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,121stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 11,861stBest Weather: 12,053rdMost Advanced Public Education: 12,069thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,340thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12,535thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,054thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,172ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,304thMost Developed: 15,186thHighest Poor Incomes: 15,438thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,489thSmartest Citizens: 15,626thHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,560thLargest Governments: 18,798thLargest Information Technology Sector: 19,938th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 154th in the regionMost Secular: 366th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 400th in the regionMost Cultured: 474th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 480th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 481st in the regionTop
Healthiest Citizens: 524th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 528th in the regionMost Influential: 531st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 537th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 556th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 577th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 582nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 588th in the regionBest Weather: 614th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 616th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 643rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 650th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 731st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 736th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 798th in the regionMost Developed: 801st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 802nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 809th in the regionLargest Governments: 900th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 994th in the region

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