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Largest Mining Sector: 2,773rdMost Subsidized Industry: 5,403rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6,121st
The Hundred Oaker Forest of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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Oaks 13

Population4.304 billion


The Hundred Oaker Forest of Oaks 13 is a massive, orderly nation, notable for its state-planned economy, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and prohibition of alcohol. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 4.304 billion Oaks 13ians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Administration, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 67.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Oaks 13ian economy, worth 552 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Uranium Mining, Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Basket Weaving. 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 128,295 planets, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Military parades quietly tiptoe their way through the streets, citizens are permitted to carry concealed handguns, restaurateurs put a lot of effort into persuading customers to accept wafer-thin mints, and cars are banned. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Oaks 13's national animal is the falcon, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Oaks 13 is ranked 63,506th in the world and 853rd in Artificial Solar System for Largest Populations, with 4.30 billion Capita.

Largest Mining Sector: 2,773rdMost Subsidized Industry: 5,403rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6,121stLargest Black Market: 6,827thMost Devout: 8,168thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,206thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,659thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 10,591stMost Avoided: 11,808thTop
Most Efficient Economies: 13,783rdMost Developed: 19,358thHighest Average Incomes: 20,366thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 21,148thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 23,365thMost Income Equality: 23,397th
Highest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 9th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 13th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 14th in the regionLargest Black Market: 15th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 22nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 25th in the regionMost Developed: 36th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 39th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 44th in the regionTop
Most Devout: 61st in the regionLargest Governments: 72nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 90th in the regionMost Avoided: 104th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 114th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 115th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 116th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 121st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 173rd in the regionTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 278th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 284th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 305th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 319th in the regionMost Income Equality: 382nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 469th in the region

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