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Most Secular: 3,076thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,240thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,300th
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New Woking

Population8.227 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 sprawling nuclear power plants, free-roaming dinosaurs, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 8.227 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 1,407 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 125,212th in the world and 7th in Iveagh for Most Extreme, scoring 15.32 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Most Secular: 3,076thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,240thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,300thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,786thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,306thRudest Citizens: 5,581stMost Efficient Economies: 5,710thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,016thMost Influential: 7,040thMost Cultured: 7,500thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,530thLargest Retail Industry: 8,141stHighest Poor Incomes: 8,533rdMost Inclusive: 9,307thMost Developed: 9,480thHighest Average Incomes: 9,639thSmartest Citizens: 10,404thTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,018thHighest Economic Output: 11,402ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,726thLargest Governments: 12,050thLargest Publishing Industry: 12,365thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,896thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,265thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,801stMost Beautiful Environments: 15,080thLargest Black Market: 15,350thLongest Average Lifespans: 15,467thMost Stationary: 15,711thMost Politically Free: 16,236thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 18,665th
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Most Pro-Market: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : New Woking was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • : New Woking agreed to construct embassies between Iveagh and SECFanatics.
  • : New Woking's influence in Iveagh fell from "Superpower" to "Power".
  • : New Woking's influence in Iveagh rose from "Power" to "Superpower".
  • : New Woking's influence in Iveagh rose from "Powerbroker" to "Power".
  • : New Woking was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : New Woking agreed to construct embassies between Iveagh and Norden.
  • : New Woking was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces.
  • : New Woking was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : New Woking was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Governments and the Top 10% for Healthiest Citizens.

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