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Largest Black Market: 6,148thMost Devout: 9,055thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,811th
The Warm Texture of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Wood
Influence
Nipper
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Wood

Population15.473 billion

CurrencyGold
AnimalElephant

The Warm Texture of Wood is a gargantuan, efficient nation, notable for its keen interest in outer space, enslaved workforce, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 15.473 billion Woodians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The large, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 68.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Woodian economy, worth a remarkable 1,945 trillion Golds a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 125,709 Golds, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Frequent fliers are obliged to submit to invasive security procedures by government security, the nation has always been at war with Bigtopia, Moby Dick can only be sold by pornographers, and the nation forgives those who are big enough to admit they made a mistake. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Wood's national animal is the Elephant, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Wood is ranked 256,890th in the world and 66th in The Free Nations Region for Nicest Citizens, with 0.55 average smiles per day.

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Largest Black Market: 6,148thMost Devout: 9,055thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,811thHighest Economic Output: 13,271stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 13,338thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13,400thTop
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Most Authoritarian: 14,730thMost Subsidized Industry: 15,044thHighest Poor Incomes: 17,176thLargest Mining Sector: 17,733rdMost Corrupt Governments: 18,567thLongest Average Lifespans: 20,162ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 22,877thMost Developed: 23,951stMost Patriotic: 25,170thLargest Populations: 26,016thHealthiest Citizens: 26,695thMost Advanced Public Transport: 26,755th
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 5th in the regionMost Devout: 7th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Wood's influence in The Free Nations Region rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Wood was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Public Transport and Most Patriotic.
  • : Following new legislation in Wood, the nation forgives those who are big enough to admit they made a mistake.
  • : Following new legislation in Wood, Moby Dick can only be sold by pornographers.
  • : Wood was reclassified from "Corrupt Dictatorship" to "Psychotic Dictatorship".
  • : Following new legislation in Wood, the nation has always been at war with Bigtopia.
  • : Following new legislation in Wood, frequent fliers are obliged to submit to invasive security procedures by government security.
  • : Wood was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Wood, edutainment video games are taking Wood's students to the next level.
  • : Following new legislation in Wood, serial commas clarify the relationship between one's lackeys, the taxpayers, and kinsfolk.

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