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The Republic of Hyphen

“Peace, Free, Unity” Nicodemius

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Page

Location: The North Pacific



Population1.86 billion



The Republic of Hyphen is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Nicodemius with an even hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, state-planned economy, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate population of 1.86 billion Hyphenians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Capolity. The average income tax rate is 59.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Hyphenian economy, worth 161 trillion dollars 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 dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Trout Farming, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is 86,638 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The 'sing-a-long with Nicodemius' album is a popular souvenir, signatures have been replaced with illegible scribbles, fewer people are bathing as citizens must show ration stamps before they can turn on their faucets, and Nicodemius's Twitcher account is typically used to share falcon memes rather than government policy. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Hyphen's national animal is the falcon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Agnosticism.

Hyphen is ranked 101,702nd in the world and 4,492nd in The North Pacific for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 868.14 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 312thMost Influential: 568thTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 8,654thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 10,037thTop
Best Weather: 21,133rdHighest Poor Incomes: 21,872ndMost Secular: 22,457th
Most Influential: 188th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 242nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 394th in the regionTop
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 595th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Hyphen was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Hyphen, Nicodemius's Twitcher account is typically used to share falcon memes rather than government policy.
  • : Hyphen was endorsed by The Free Land of The Clever Crow.
  • : Following new legislation in Hyphen, fewer people are bathing as citizens must show ration stamps before they can turn on their faucets.
  • : Following new legislation in Hyphen, signatures have been replaced with illegible scribbles.
  • : Hyphen lodged a message on the The North Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Hyphen, the 'sing-a-long with Nicodemius' album is a popular souvenir.
  • : Hyphen voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn The Land of Kings and Emperors".
  • : Hyphen voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Sovereign Justice Accord".
  • : Hyphen lodged a message on the The North Pacific Regional Message Board.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 327 » McMasterdonia, 5 kingdoms of Britannia, Alice Gardens, Dakota Territories, Advancia-Sizzletown, States of Asra, BrightFutures, Empy, Alamei, Sunto, Arlens Apartment, Corfad, Joodey, Makersaulache, Loli County, Shibutani, Territorio di Nessuno, Walter Jackson, Hamerica, Guer Aike, Wit Noreis, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Eraver, Holy Oranz, Orado, Yaorozu, Newpromisedland, Ethnon, Omnistria, Western Vapia, Zecit, United States of Americanas, Clan Spaniel, The Kingdom and Realm of Anubis, Chukstik Illahi, Fascist Democracy, Aeurithianar, Prydania, Siwale, Unsophisticate, Zokk, El Fiji Grande, Miamington, Old Emporia, The Real Ram Ranch, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Freyford, Pallaith, United Kahndaq, Yokciq Empire, and 277 others.Great Bights Mum, Malta Comino Gozo, The AP Republic, Pazair, Napnomadia, Sundred, Selfgradatude, North Bratislava, Dar es Saalam, Necromonia, Koda-Land, Notyoutopia, French Bananastan, Valhalla123, The Iron Lions, Revolutionary Sealand, Interdimensional Zone, Arimbia, Avemterra, Universal State Formula, The New Communist Republic Of States, Zyvetskistaahn, Praeceps, Texas States, Dabarastan, Psychotic Vegans, Loutsland, Choistan, Daiz, Sil Dorsett, Ravendi, Xagill, Cinnibar, Altivia, Humptalumpta, PotatoFarmers, Seenvorland, Iceland People, Noahs Second Country, Dreadton, Vincone Cae, Wineclaw, Fendlium, Shadowrik, Panama Coalition, Zumlandia, The Rhein States, Merconitonitopia, Ataraxia Somnia, Blackphir, The Stratosphere Islands, Glurponia, Austral States of America, Pleroma Sans Romans, The Tampa Bay Rays, The Endless Eventide, Phoronu, Frances Francis the First of France, Valentine Z, 1 very fast endotarter, Gnomewatchers, Zixu, Maott, Votak Matim, Xyrron, Runeda, Steampunk Ariel, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Zupla, Prevaland, East Wushen, Diodone, Crader, Xentherida, SORT, Nisastria, Kranostav, Antiyard, The Windmilluminati, Nistriabar, Varola, Avastate, New Lakemba, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Unshleepd, New Octicarg, Kadarra, Westinor, KhalChicken, Solmetria, Drutopia Insomnia, Demo Troplenia, Wisconsota, Solskjar, Olofin, Greater New America, The Most Freedom Ever, Cors Evia, Fel Imass, Free Culture, The Brunchovian Republic of Pina Colada, Centromuria, Tachycardia, Amblegreserland, LostLegion, Ing Comashki, Aeolist, Armandlandia, Quentiam Viventem, Jovian Knights, Rumagna, Detrivania, Partax, Dicko, Azzarel, Manticore utopia, Gilakistan, Volstokn, Abonland, Singamadri, United States of Medford, Minuda, Rad Lads, Kappacon, The Sansvich, Tunofferia, Karazan, Godwanna, Tyroshh, Lemonbiscuits, Ausnakulia, West Hamburg, Vexilia, Tarr-Nation, Yemet, TJUN-ia, The Sinclarian Provinces, The Bureaucratic Territories, Itallitopia, New Avian, Central Ryal, South Almyra, The English Alliance, Dopeland420, The Greylands, The True Frog, Lucedeia, Soviet Terran, Arizona Zervas, Wooleystan, Marmiedon, Australian Socialist Commonwealths, Khoik, Aingard, Srpski Novo Zelandjani, Iron Cladia, The Jerichowan Country, Anungu, The Austro Germanic Union, Nova Arcania, Gautania, Montarc, Logovets, Free Nation of Hong Kong, Ediola, Grue, Dylanana, VictorH, Kelvaros Prime, Kamohoalii, Cloydicia, Conteria, Schnuftelland, United Asgardian States, Arquadea, Independent Halls, Vesuva, Lorigia, North Armatas, The Pantheons, Korovan Isles, Zeternia, AAA Provisional Empire, Solidair, Astronomical, The Serdey Islands, Fauzjhia, Greater Pittsburgh, Ivy Rekkia, Frostcell, Sikol, Saperisole, Zzozona, Termathe, I Like Killing people, Libertania Democratica, Former English Colony, Novatros, Shinjuku tokyo 0, The Calabash Protectorate, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Asoc lon, Ihsan, Yalgora, Innocentic, Kocherian, Sevinland, Seanat, Simone Republic, Brucklania, Fluffy Noodles, U S Eh, Arichia, Pizza Squared, Highton Islands, New Jamgra, Madjack, Pokemanland, Kragsgale, Xipher, Astal Aavors, Amerian States, Illusia and Neverendia, Principia Mathematica, Buckhem, Eastern Cous Empria, Andexia, Maclare, Moubarakistan, Neu-Galicia, Nouvelle-Guadeloupe, Heilhum Imperius, Democratic Republic of Kohland, Eurochina, Draconian Progression, Frahnkzaden, Harjad, Eywaan, Lulubellia, Aerilia, Cretox State, Morover, Visse, Nouvelle-Floride, Outer Shenendoah, Glanst, The Kingdom Of Wagies, Chips and Guac, Navsland, Rozarus, Hardscrabble, Triado, Magna Banitia, A Die, Cereskia, Sopernia, Boston Castle, Jerzykowo, Republica Guilleana, Wilkshire, Religioncord, Bankowiata, Kazoo Basin, The Peoples Republic of Kyle, Dai Nippon Yamato, The Unified Missourtama States, Pytong, Porotia, Venicea, R libanon, Ozstan, Tringapore, Caffeinetopia, Pope Saint Peter the Apostle, PEG, Arloria, and The Clever Crow.

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