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Most Subsidized Industry: 8,028thMost Ignorant Citizens: 8,507thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9,322nd
The Grace and Precision of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Oaks 191

Population4.761 billion


The Grace and Precision of Oaks 191 is a massive, efficient nation, notable for its fear of technology, complete lack of prisons, and parental licensing program. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 4.761 billion Oaks 191ians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Education. The average income tax rate is 67.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Oaks 191ian economy, worth 275 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, quite specialized black market in Retail, Beef-Based Agriculture, Tourism, and Furniture Restoration. 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 57,891 planets, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Sports fans complain that cricket tests now last an unbearable ten days, every day at 4am Oaks 191ians wake to pray for the sun to rise, joggers are often arrested for breathing too heavily, and most foreigners can't name the leader of Oaks 191. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Oaks 191's national animal is the falcon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Oaks 191 is ranked 247,395th in the world and 4,902nd in Artificial Solar System for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring -12.29 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

Most Subsidized Industry: 8,028thMost Ignorant Citizens: 8,507thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9,322ndLargest Retail Industry: 12,818thTop
Largest Black Market: 13,632ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15,461stMost Corrupt Governments: 16,047thBest Weather: 17,523rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 21,715thMost Beautiful Environments: 24,125thMost Advanced Public Education: 24,779thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 25,550th
Most Subsidized Industry: 30th in the regionBest Weather: 43rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 45th in the regionTop
Largest Retail Industry: 66th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 72nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 83rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 87th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 94th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 129th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 141st in the regionLargest Black Market: 181st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 188th in the regionMost Developed: 204th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 223rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 228th in the regionMost Income Equality: 247th in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 272nd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 390th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 472nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 477th in the region

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