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Largest Mining Sector: 64thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 65thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 69th
The Academic Dominion of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Non Torsii Subligarium
Influence
Unproven
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Woollevia

Population25.391 billion

CapitalWoolham
LeaderHis Royal Swellness
FaithOur Lady of the Red Ball

Currencylugnut
Animalkraken

The Academic Dominion of Woollevia is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by His Royal Swellness with an iron fist, and remarkable for its deadly medical pandemics, frequent executions, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 25.391 billion Woollevians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Industry and Administration also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Environment receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Woolham. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 61.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Woollevian economy, worth an astonishing 15,412 trillion lugnuts a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, Woodchip Exports, and Soda Sales. Average income is a breathtaking 607,008 lugnuts, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,316,093 per year while the poor average 110,060, a ratio of 21.0 to 1.

His Royal Swellness often plays real life games of Tower Defense against hordes of angry villagers, the government seizes all major gold finds, military equipment stores have a tendency to go up in flames, and family trees become bare as entire branches are lopped off. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Woollevia's national animal is the kraken, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Our Lady of the Red Ball.

Woollevia is ranked 50,991st in the world and 2,292nd in The North Pacific for Most Pro-Market, scoring 59.56 on the Rand Index.

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Largest Mining Sector: 64thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 65thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 69thLargest Black Market: 76thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 78thLargest Insurance Industry: 108thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 119thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 122ndMost Corrupt Governments: 124thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 128thHighest Average Incomes: 130thHighest Economic Output: 146thMost Avoided: 244thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 300thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 354thMost Armed: 403rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 430thMost Subsidized Industry: 549thLargest Agricultural Sector: 551stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 575thFattest Citizens: 597thMost Efficient Economies: 632ndLargest Gambling Industry: 854thLargest Governments: 997thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,150thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,190thMost Ignorant Citizens: 1,358thMost Primitive: 1,859thTop
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Largest Populations: 3,436thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,767thNudest: 4,605thRudest Citizens: 4,679thLowest Crime Rates: 5,138thLargest Retail Industry: 5,452ndMost Conservative: 6,426thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,606thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,610thMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,958thTop
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 15,565thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,764thMost Authoritarian: 17,435thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 20,363rd
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Largest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 5th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6th in the regionMost Avoided: 8th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 11th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 16th in the regionMost Armed: 17th in the regionFattest Citizens: 17th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 23rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 23rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 24th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 29th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 32nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 38th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 43rd in the regionLargest Populations: 44th in the regionLargest Governments: 47th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 47th in the regionTop
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Most Primitive: 101st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 130th in the regionNudest: 186th in the regionRudest Citizens: 253rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 255th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 272nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 371st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 386th in the regionMost Conservative: 389th in the regionTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 611th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 767th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 825th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 940th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Woollevia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Following new legislation in Woollevia, family trees become bare as entire branches are lopped off.
  • : Following new legislation in Woollevia, military equipment stores have a tendency to go up in flames.
  • : Following new legislation in Woollevia, the government seizes all major gold finds.
  • : Following new legislation in Woollevia, His Royal Swellness often plays real life games of Tower Defense against hordes of angry villagers.
  • : Following new legislation in Woollevia, coastal cities are being moved a dozen miles inland to reduce flooding risk.
  • : Following new legislation in Woollevia, armed police are cracking down on untaxed collectable-card-trading in local junior schools.
  • : Following new legislation in Woollevia, it's rare to find an unchewed pencil.
  • : Woollevia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
  • : Following new legislation in Woollevia, sneezing pedestrians are grabbed by alley-lurking doctors.

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