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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,187thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,968thMost Devout: 6,104th
The Hundred Oaker Forest of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
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Oaks 12

Population2.439 billion


The Hundred Oaker Forest of Oaks 12 is a massive, efficient nation, remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, keen interest in outer space, and parental licensing program. The hard-nosed, humorless, devout population of 2.439 billion Oaks 12ians 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 large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Industry, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 70.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Oaks 12ian economy, worth 249 trillion planets 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, fairly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Woodchip Exports, Information Technology, 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 102,396 planets, with the richest citizens earning 5.2 times as much as the poorest.

Art criticism in Oaks 12 is scathingly destructive, the recently unemployed can often be seen at the local homeless shelter, visiting dignitaries often take advantage of strict reparation policies by stubbing their toes, and the military is slashing spending on conventional arms and diverting it to spending on prosthetic arms. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Oaks 12's national animal is the falcon, which can occasionally be seen dodging aircraft in the nation's cities.

Oaks 12 is ranked 194,904th in the world and 2,387th in Angelene for Safest, scoring 12.04 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,187thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,968thMost Devout: 6,104thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,042ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9,340thLargest Black Market: 10,218thTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 10,878thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12,066thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,921stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,596thMost Efficient Economies: 16,377thMost Developed: 16,915thHealthiest Citizens: 19,311thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 19,966thLongest Average Lifespans: 20,628th
Longest Average Lifespans: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 6th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Developed: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 13th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 13th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 20th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 21st in the regionLargest Black Market: 23rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 23rd in the regionMost Devout: 23rd in the regionTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 30th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 30th in the regionLargest Governments: 36th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 55th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 59th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 61st in the regionLargest Populations: 69th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 97th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 115th in the regionTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 127th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 137th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 149th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 192nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 202nd in the regionMost Cultured: 221st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 226th in the region

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