Largest Welfare Programs: 4,945th Largest Publishing Industry: 9,704th Most Developed: 11,222nd
The Floating Lands of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Steam Powered Islands
Regional Influence
Nipper
Region
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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The Floating Lands of Oaksvale is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Captain Thomas with an even hand, and remarkable for its frequent executions, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and daily referendums. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 4.148 billion Oaksvaleans 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Gloria. The average income tax rate is 72.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Oaksvalean economy, worth 228 trillion Shiny Rocks a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing. Average income is 55,065 Shiny Rocks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.2 times as much as the poorest.

The government has cut taxes in the face of widespread tax evasion, people reciting Shakespeare have become a common sight, radio shows frequently feature people denouncing religion, and the government is financing an extremely costly war against malaria. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Oaksvale's national animal is the Wandering Homeless Man, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Weaboo.

Oaksvale is ranked 20,402nd in the world and 816th in Balder for Longest Average Lifespans, with 74.5 Years.

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Largest Welfare Programs: 4,945thTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 9,704thMost Developed: 11,222ndMost Subsidized Industry: 11,920thMost Rebellious Youth: 17,265thMost Efficient Economies: 17,295thMost Advanced Public Education: 18,091st
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Largest Welfare Programs: 142nd in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 291st in the regionMost Developed: 364th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 375th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 453rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Oaksvale's influence in Balder rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Oaksvale's influence in Balder rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Oaksvale's influence in Balder rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Oaksvale was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs and Largest Publishing Industry and the Top 10% for Most Efficient Economies, Most Advanced Public Education, and Most Developed.
  • : Oaksvale's influence in Balder rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Following new legislation in Oaksvale, the government is financing an extremely costly war against malaria.
  • : Following new legislation in Oaksvale, radio shows frequently feature people denouncing religion.
  • : Following new legislation in Oaksvale, people reciting Shakespeare have become a common sight.
  • : Following new legislation in Oaksvale, the government has cut taxes in the face of widespread tax evasion.
  • : Oaksvale was refounded in Balder.

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