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The Golden Notebook of Doris Lessing

“That epicist of the female experience”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
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Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

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Doris Lessing

Population14.512 billion

FaithAgnostic Pantheism

CurrencyWritten Word
AnimalNobel Prize in Literature

The Golden Notebook of Doris Lessing is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Lilith with an even hand, and renowned for its zero percent divorce rate, absence of drug laws, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate population of 14.512 billion Doris Lessingians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Harare. The average income tax rate is 46.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Doris Lessingian economy, worth a remarkable 2,296 trillion Written Words 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 a large, well-organized black market in Information Technology, Tourism, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Book Publishing. 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 158,239 Written Words, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Many marriages go virtually unconsummated, the banshee wail foretells skies of death, it ain't easy to be green enough to be imported into Doris Lessing, and the big red machine has ground to a halt. Crime is totally unknown. Doris Lessing's national animal is the Nobel Prize in Literature, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Agnostic Pantheism.

Doris Lessing is ranked 3,077th in the world and 19th in NationStates for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 8,430.66 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

Largest Agricultural Sector: 1,815thTop
Largest Black Market: 2,826thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,077thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,854thMost Stationary: 3,976thMost Inclusive: 3,993rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,179thNicest Citizens: 5,065thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,161stMost Pacifist: 6,002ndHighest Economic Output: 6,148thRudest Citizens: 6,688thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,592ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8,313thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,511thMost Secular: 8,853rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 9,300thMost Cultured: 9,360thMost Developed: 9,833rdTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 10,702ndSmartest Citizens: 11,308thHighest Average Incomes: 11,761stMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,830thMost Efficient Economies: 12,024thMost Corrupt Governments: 12,210thMost Beautiful Environments: 12,827thMost Valuable International Artwork: 13,338thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,444thMost Subsidized Industry: 13,952ndLargest Populations: 14,328thLargest Welfare Programs: 18,461stHighest Drug Use: 18,707thMost Advanced Public Education: 18,773rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 19,090thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19,912thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 20,336thLongest Average Lifespans: 20,691stMost Influential: 20,750th
Largest Agricultural Sector: 16th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 19th in the regionTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 30th in the regionMost Pacifist: 35th in the regionLargest Black Market: 36th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 37th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Doris Lessing was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.
  • : Following new legislation in Doris Lessing, the big red machine has ground to a halt.
  • : Following new legislation in Doris Lessing, it ain't easy to be green enough to be imported into Doris Lessing.
  • : Following new legislation in Doris Lessing, the banshee wail foretells skies of death.
  • : Following new legislation in Doris Lessing, many marriages go virtually unconsummated.
  • : Following new legislation in Doris Lessing, uprooting flowers for religious ceremonies is a felony.
  • : Following new legislation in Doris Lessing, Agnostic Pantheism now admits men and women into its clergy.
  • : Following new legislation in Doris Lessing, there's never a spare chair in the retirement home.
  • : Following new legislation in Doris Lessing, international humanitarian organisations are applauding the government for ending the death penalty.
  • : Following new legislation in Doris Lessing, commemoration of the Great NationStates War costs almost as much as the war itself.