“Let Scovia Prevail!”
|Category: Corrupt Dictatorship|
Regional Influence: Shoeshiner
Location: The North Pacific
|Leader||Empress Sidney Hydraria|
The Hydrarian Empire of Northern Scovia is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Empress Sidney Hydraria with an iron fist, and notable for its triple-decker prams, zero percent divorce rate, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, cynical, devout population of 8.636 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 841 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.
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.