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Woonsocket was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 281
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 66thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 96thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 117th
The Big Bull of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Fascists
Welcome to the Islands Paradise!
Bull Schmidt
Influence
Apprentice
Chief Executive Emeritus
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Woonsocket

Population35.214 billion

CapitalWooncow City
LeaderBull Schmidt
FaithBovinity

CurrencyMoolah
AnimalBull

The Big Bull of Woonsocket is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Bull Schmidt with an even hand, and remarkable for its pith helmet sales, free-roaming dinosaurs, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 35.214 billion Woonsocketeers 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 minute, corrupt government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Wooncow City. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Woonsocketian economy, worth an astonishing 15,818 trillion Moolahs a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Retail. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an amazing 449,224 Moolahs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.5 times as much as the poorest.

Social media sites prompt users to send birthday greetings to unresponsive nonagenarians, invasive drug testing is now performed at elementary school sports days, politicians are losing their jobs in a plan to make the government 'leaner and fitter', and any citizen who cries is immediately assigned a psychiatrist. Crime is totally unknown. Woonsocket's national animal is the Bull, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Bovinity.

Woonsocket is ranked 180,112th in the world and 1,757th in 10000 Islands for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -8 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 66thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 96thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 117thHighest Economic Output: 129thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 131stHighest Disposable Incomes: 166thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 173rdLargest Mining Sector: 180thLargest Publishing Industry: 185thMost Influential: 197thLargest Insurance Industry: 280thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 304thSmartest Citizens: 431stHighest Average Incomes: 454thLargest Retail Industry: 705thLargest Populations: 823rdHighest Poor Incomes: 849thMost Scientifically Advanced: 955thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,086thMost Efficient Economies: 1,168thRudest Citizens: 1,269thLargest Black Market: 1,349thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,577thMost Developed: 1,655thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 1,898thTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 2,325thHealthiest Citizens: 2,528thMost Avoided: 2,656thLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,964thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,164thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,227thLargest Gambling Industry: 4,727thNudest: 5,266thMost Armed: 6,553rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,286thLargest Governments: 8,534thTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 12,619thMost Rebellious Youth: 13,301stMost Cultured: 14,007thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,328thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15,234thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,932ndMost Stationary: 16,114thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 16,672ndSafest: 17,684thLowest Crime Rates: 18,925thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 19,980th
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Largest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Populations: 6th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 9th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 9th in the regionLargest Black Market: 12th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 13th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 15th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 17th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 19th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 20th in the regionTop
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 23rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 23rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 24th in the regionMost Avoided: 30th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 30th in the regionMost Developed: 34th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 35th in the regionMost Influential: 36th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 47th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 51st in the regionNudest: 51st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 54th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 54th in the regionMost Armed: 84th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 99th in the regionTop
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Largest Governments: 111th in the regionMost Stationary: 143rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 148th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 161st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 167th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 183rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 200th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 212th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Woonsocket lodged a message on the 10000 Islands Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Woonsocket, any citizen who cries is immediately assigned a psychiatrist.
  • : Following new legislation in Woonsocket, politicians are losing their jobs in a plan to make the government 'leaner and fitter'.
  • : Following new legislation in Woonsocket, invasive drug testing is now performed at elementary school sports days.
  • : Following new legislation in Woonsocket, social media sites prompt users to send birthday greetings to unresponsive nonagenarians.
  • : Following new legislation in Woonsocket, a typical fast food menu item could serve a small army.
  • : Following new legislation in Woonsocket, relations with Dàguó have warmed from frosty to chilly.
  • : Following new legislation in Woonsocket, conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings.
  • : Following new legislation in Woonsocket, a new Brasilistani government has become a daily report on the main evening news.
  • : Following new legislation in Woonsocket, the nightly news reports prosaically on the government blindly throwing money at despotic kidnappers.

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