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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,387thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,230thMost Devout: 8,650th
The Hundred Oaker Wood of
Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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Oaks 35

Population4.189 billion


The Hundred Oaker Wood of Oaks 35 is a massive, safe nation, remarkable for its aversion to nipples, triple-decker prams, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 4.189 billion Oaks 35ians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The enormous, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Law & Order, and Industry. The average income tax rate is 79.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Oaks 35ian economy, worth 453 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 slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Trout Farming, Information Technology, and Soda Sales. 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 108,314 planets, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Power to the people comes from the barrel of a gun, sermons are regularly interrupted by businessmen taking phone calls, people take government jobs for the frequent flier miles, and meat-eating is frowned upon. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Oaks 35's national animal is the falcon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Oaks 35 is ranked 12,602nd in the world and 120th in Artificial Solar System for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens, with 56.66 Whatever.

Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,387thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,230thMost Devout: 8,650thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 11,156thMost Corrupt Governments: 11,749thTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,380thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 12,602ndLargest Black Market: 14,924thMost Efficient Economies: 15,307thHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,868thMost Inclusive: 16,286thLowest Crime Rates: 16,967thLargest Governments: 17,990thLargest Welfare Programs: 18,006thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 18,425thHighest Poor Incomes: 18,833rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 20,757thMost Developed: 21,412thMost Advanced Public Education: 22,008thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 22,520thSafest: 22,724thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 23,094th
Most Inclusive: 7th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 11th in the regionLargest Governments: 11th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 16th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 18th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 31st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 36th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 37th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 47th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 48th in the regionTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 54th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 54th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 57th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 57th in the regionMost Developed: 58th in the regionMost Devout: 72nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 82nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 108th in the regionSafest: 119th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 120th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 134th in the regionLargest Black Market: 138th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 148th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 153rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 198th in the regionTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 356th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 399th in the region

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