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The Kingdom of Wodan

“Visca la llibertat de tots” HM Wodan II

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Page

Location: The North Pacific

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Wodan

Population6.083 billion

CapitalAtlas
LeaderHM Wodan II
FaithScience

Currency฿itllets
AnimalAguila

The Kingdom of Wodan is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by HM Wodan II with a fair hand, and notable for its ubiquitous missile silos, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and state-planned economy. The compassionate, democratic population of 6.083 billion Wodalonian love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Atlas. The average income tax rate is 89.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Wodalan economy, worth 667 trillion ฿itllets a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 109,810 ฿itllets, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Sleep-deprived officials are known to collapse after late night revision for their examinations, Wodalan watches are often the only thing to survive a disaster intact, sales of trenchcoats are on the rise, and Bigtopian interference in domestic elections is always democratically sanctioned. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Wodan's national animal is the Aguila, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Science.

Wodan is ranked 195,240th in the world and 9,132nd in The North Pacific for Most Pro-Market, scoring -90.56 on the Rand Index.

Top
1%
Most Influential: 692ndTop
5%
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,789thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,031stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,137thSafest: 3,868thBest Weather: 4,740thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,579thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,822ndMost Advanced Public Education: 5,831stMost Beautiful Environments: 6,110thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,123rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,157thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,585thMost Secular: 7,724thMost Developed: 7,847thNicest Citizens: 8,101stHealthiest Citizens: 8,318thMost Pacifist: 8,420thMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,588thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,871stMost Cultured: 8,882ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,025thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,706thTop
10%
Most Subsidized Industry: 10,954thMost Inclusive: 11,370thSmartest Citizens: 12,092ndLargest Governments: 12,855thLowest Crime Rates: 13,088thMost Income Equality: 13,909thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,958thLargest Welfare Programs: 17,624thLargest Information Technology Sector: 17,886thMost Efficient Economies: 20,252nd
Top
5%
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 142nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 153rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 158th in the regionSafest: 217th in the regionMost Influential: 245th in the regionBest Weather: 258th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 263rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 269th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 269th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 287th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 334th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 396th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 416th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 417th in the regionMost Secular: 429th in the regionMost Cultured: 436th in the regionNicest Citizens: 450th in the regionMost Developed: 457th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 457th in the regionMost Pacifist: 472nd in the regionTop
10%
Most Compassionate Citizens: 499th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 505th in the regionNudest: 508th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 546th in the regionLargest Governments: 608th in the regionMost Inclusive: 642nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 645th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 652nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 677th in the regionMost Income Equality: 681st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 777th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 790th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 832nd in the regionLargest Populations: 850th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 919th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 958th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Wodan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry.
  • : Wodan's influence in The North Pacific rose from "Zero" to "Page".
  • : Wodan altered its national flag.
  • : Wodan relocated from Osiris to The North Pacific.
  • : Wodan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry.
  • : Wodan's influence in Osiris rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Wodan's influence in Osiris rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Wodan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Governments.
  • : Wodan's influence in Osiris rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Wodan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes, Smartest Citizens, Most Subsidized Industry, and Most Inclusive and the Top 10% for Most Efficient Economies.

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