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The Big Bull of
New York Times Democracy
All honors to Grub, Founder of 10000 Islands!
Bull Schmidt
Regional Reserve Chairman
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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The Big Bull of Woonsocket is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Bull Schmidt with a fair hand, and renowned for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, anti-smoking policies, and enforced nudity. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 28.9 billion Woonsocketeers 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 tiny, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Law & Order, 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 12,401 trillion Moolahs a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Information Technology, and Retail. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 429,134 Moolahs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Bull Schmidt's media campaigns take a hiatus around exam week, the entirety of Bull Schmidt's administration can be crammed into a phone booth, the nation is regarded as a paragon of democracy, and sales of disinfectant wipes have skyrocketed. 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 1,058th in the world and 25th in 10000 Islands for Safest, scoring 150.66 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

Most Efficient Economies: 29thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 69thMost Influential: 69thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 140thHighest Economic Output: 141stLargest Mining Sector: 159thHighest Poor Incomes: 173rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 185thLargest Retail Industry: 190thSmartest Citizens: 215thLargest Publishing Industry: 232ndHighest Average Incomes: 320thLargest Insurance Industry: 326thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 336thNudest: 381stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 416thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 554thRudest Citizens: 627thLargest Populations: 932ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 944thLargest Black Market: 948thSafest: 1,058thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,076thTop
Most Avoided: 2,090thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,352ndMost Developed: 2,389thLargest Governments: 2,765thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,993rdHealthiest Citizens: 3,051stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,343rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,862ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,889thLowest Crime Rates: 3,988thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,550thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,679thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,359thTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 9,024thMost Corrupt Governments: 9,296thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10,414thLongest Average Lifespans: 10,854thMost Rebellious Youth: 12,695thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 14,745th
Largest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 4th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 5th in the regionNudest: 5th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 6th in the regionLargest Populations: 6th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 6th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 9th in the regionLargest Black Market: 9th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 11th in the regionTop
Rudest Citizens: 13th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 14th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 15th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 17th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 17th in the regionMost Influential: 21st in the regionMost Avoided: 24th in the regionSafest: 25th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 41st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 43rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 47th in the regionLargest Governments: 51st in the regionTop
Most Developed: 65th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 67th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 69th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 76th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 78th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 81st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 86th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 89th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 97th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 107th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 108th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Woonsocket, sales of disinfectant wipes have skyrocketed.
  • : Following new legislation in Woonsocket, the nation is regarded as a paragon of democracy.
  • : Woonsocket was reclassified from "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy" to "New York Times Democracy".
  • : Woonsocket lodged a message on the 10000 Islands Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Woonsocket, the entirety of Bull Schmidt's administration can be crammed into a phone booth.
  • : Following new legislation in Woonsocket, Bull Schmidt's media campaigns take a hiatus around exam week.
  • : Following new legislation in Woonsocket, people seem disproportionately distraught when told a museum has a phones-off policy.
  • : Following new legislation in Woonsocket, the nation's infamous rickshaw ambulances often double as hearses.
  • : Following new legislation in Woonsocket, Scoutmasters debate whether luxury log cabins defeat the purpose of camping.
  • : Following new legislation in Woonsocket, politicians who misplace decimal points on expense reports are fired for gross incompetence.


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