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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 207thMost Influential: 849thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,360th
The Matriarchy of
Democratic Socialists Hell
Don't let the bastards grind you down
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population1.669 billion

CapitalWoodsend Central
LeaderOh Great One
FaithConfused and perplexed


The Matriarchy of Woodsend is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Oh Great One with an even hand, and notable for its anti-smoking policies, national health service, and vat-grown people. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.669 billion Woodsendians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Woodsend Central. The average income tax rate is 69.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Woodsendian economy, worth 131 trillion florins 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 Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is 78,676 florins, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Sex changes are routinely performed at Woodsend's hospitals, proletariat workers identify less with the hammer and sickle and more with the touchscreen and phone charger, community-designed sword prostheses are becoming dangerously common, and wilderness-dwelling hermits are surprised to find railway stations on their front doorsteps. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Woodsend's national animal is the wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Confused and perplexed.

Woodsend is ranked 191,880th in the world and 8,371st in The North Pacific for Fattest Citizens, with 6.59 Obesity Rate.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 207thMost Influential: 849thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,360thTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,616thMost Pacifist: 5,947thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,670thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,015thNicest Citizens: 9,331stBest Weather: 9,886thHealthiest Citizens: 9,891stLeast Corrupt Governments: 10,232ndTop
Safest: 10,634thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,069thMost Inclusive: 12,977thLargest Welfare Programs: 13,427thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 13,639thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,355thMost Advanced Public Education: 19,094thMost Beautiful Environments: 19,211thMost Income Equality: 20,194thLargest Information Technology Sector: 20,473rdMost Cultured: 20,723rd
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 161st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 166th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 265th in the regionMost Influential: 308th in the regionMost Pacifist: 336th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 391st in the regionTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 509th in the regionNicest Citizens: 521st in the regionBest Weather: 536th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 540th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 545th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 566th in the regionSafest: 581st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 618th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 631st in the regionMost Inclusive: 765th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 901st in the region

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