by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 198thMost Influential: 939thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,221st
The Matriarchy of
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Population1.475 billion

CapitalWoodsend Central
LeaderOh Great One
FaithConfused and perplexed


The Matriarchy of Woodsend is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Oh Great One with an even hand, and notable for its anti-smoking policies, absence of drug laws, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.475 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 67.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Woodsendian economy, worth 115 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 78,499 florins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Government officials go door-to-door educating about the dangers of pseudoscience, schoolboys who turn to watch pretty girls go by are given detention, sex changes are routinely performed at Woodsend's hospitals, and proletariat workers identify less with the hammer and sickle and more with the touchscreen and phone charger. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. 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 62,929th in the world and 1,920th in The North Pacific for Most Stationary, with 184.50947913608 Days.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 198thMost Influential: 939thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,221stTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,849thMost Pacifist: 6,109thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,959thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,475thNicest Citizens: 9,704thBest Weather: 10,062ndHealthiest Citizens: 10,160thTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 10,525thSafest: 11,105thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,698thMost Inclusive: 12,839thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 13,051stLargest Welfare Programs: 13,434thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,604thMost Advanced Public Education: 19,138thMost Beautiful Environments: 19,390thLargest Information Technology Sector: 20,516thMost Cultured: 20,752nd
Most Valuable International Artwork: 144th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 145th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 267th in the regionMost Pacifist: 335th in the regionMost Influential: 348th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 443rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 485th in the regionTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 517th in the regionBest Weather: 524th in the regionNicest Citizens: 527th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 540th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 575th in the regionSafest: 591st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 601st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 621st in the regionMost Inclusive: 724th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 887th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 964th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 973rd in the regionMost Cultured: 983rd in the region

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