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Largest Black Market: 3,965thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,251stMost Devout: 4,496th
The Hundred Oaker Forest of
Moralistic Democracy
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Oaks 50

Population6.563 billion


The Hundred Oaker Forest of Oaks 50 is a colossal, cultured nation, remarkable for its deadly medical pandemics, smutty television, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, humorless, devout population of 6.563 billion Oaks 50ians are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 80.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Oaks 50ian economy, worth 992 trillion planets a year, is fairly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, Woodchip Exports, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 151,226 planets, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Corporate executives continue to enjoy generous tax benefits while the public is taxed to the hilt, election ballot papers are so long that unused ones are recycled as toilet roll, decaying farm hamlets have twice the representation of major urban areas, and it is quite common for bar patrons to discuss Wittgenstein over cordials and games of backgammon. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Oaks 50's national animal is the falcon, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Oaks 50 is ranked 252,585th in the world and 3,699th in Artificial Solar System for Most Beautiful Environments, with 98.9 pounds of wildlife per square mile.

Largest Black Market: 3,965thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,251stMost Devout: 4,496thLargest Mining Sector: 6,105thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6,207thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,770thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,529thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,931stMost Advanced Public Education: 10,784thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,960thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12,185thFattest Citizens: 12,693rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,988thTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 13,567thMost Efficient Economies: 14,183rdHighest Average Incomes: 14,853rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,540thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,280thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 16,581stLargest Governments: 18,314thMost Developed: 18,541stMost Avoided: 20,837thHighest Economic Output: 21,383rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 21,808th
Largest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 10th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 10th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 13th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 14th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 15th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 18th in the regionMost Devout: 18th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 20th in the regionMost Developed: 22nd in the regionLargest Governments: 23rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 28th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 30th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 35th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 38th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 39th in the regionTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 43rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 60th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 74th in the regionFattest Citizens: 90th in the regionMost Inclusive: 91st in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 136th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 155th in the regionMost Cultured: 158th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 168th in the regionMost Avoided: 185th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 257th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 301st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 329th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 355th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 385th in the region

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