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Most Secular: 3,278thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,235thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,332nd
The Kingdom of
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Superpower
Founder
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New Woking

Population9.392 billion

CapitalSt Johns
LeaderMatt Taggart

CurrencyGreat Woking Pound
Animalmariguana

The Kingdom of New Woking is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Matt Taggart with a fair hand, and remarkable for its ubiquitous missile silos, pith helmet sales, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 9.392 billion Woks enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of St Johns. The average income tax rate is 69.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient New Wokingian economy, worth a remarkable 1,606 trillion Great Woking Pounds a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 171,090 Great Woking Pounds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

The new universal healthcare system has been dubbed Matt Taggart-care by its detractors, sentient AIs face their watery graves with a fixed smile, the government has pinkie-promised never to use its veto power except in an emergency, and people faint regularly as they get stuck with compulsory vaccinations. Crime is totally unknown. New Woking's national animal is the mariguana, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

New Woking is ranked 15,745th in the world and 3rd in Iveagh for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with 1,480.58 Tourists Per Hour.

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Most Secular: 3,278thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,235thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,332ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5,092ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,324thMost Efficient Economies: 6,226thRudest Citizens: 6,231stMost Influential: 7,215thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,498thMost Cultured: 7,541stMost Subsidized Industry: 8,831stLargest Retail Industry: 8,935thMost Inclusive: 9,856thMost Developed: 9,969thHighest Average Incomes: 10,010thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,298thHighest Economic Output: 10,481stSmartest Citizens: 10,648thTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,980thLargest Publishing Industry: 12,338thLargest Governments: 12,773rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,161stMost Stationary: 14,500thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,663rdMost Advanced Public Education: 15,486thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,745thMost Beautiful Environments: 16,109thLongest Average Lifespans: 16,931stLargest Black Market: 18,559thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 18,807thMost Politically Free: 20,116thMost Valuable International Artwork: 23,263rd
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Highest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Politically Free: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : New Woking's influence in Iveagh rose from "Power" to "Superpower".
  • : New Woking was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : New Woking was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : New Woking was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : New Woking was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : New Woking was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : New Woking's influence in Iveagh fell from "Superpower" to "Power".
  • : New Woking was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : New Woking was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : New Woking agreed to construct embassies between Iveagh and Traveling Wilburys.

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