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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,003rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,378thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,591st
The Hundred Oaker Forest of
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Oaks 81

Population6.426 billion


The Hundred Oaker Forest of Oaks 81 is a colossal, efficient nation, notable for its strictly enforced bedtime, enslaved workforce, and prohibition of alcohol. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 6.426 billion Oaks 81ians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The enormous, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Administration. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 72.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Oaks 81ian economy, worth 755 trillion planets a year, is mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Woodchip Exports, Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an impressive 117,629 planets, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 344,143 per year while the poor average 31,731, a ratio of 10.8 to 1.

Loss of the ability to speak is a common affliction of the elderly, slavers view "what did your last slave die of" as a request for a demonstration, the best defense is a good fence, and eating kids as food has been enshrined in law. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Oaks 81's national animal is the falcon, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Oaks 81 is ranked 51,632nd in the world and 508th in Artificial Solar System for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 10.85 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,003rdTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,378thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,591stMost Subsidized Industry: 4,855thLargest Black Market: 5,350thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,550thNudest: 6,844thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,312thMost Secular: 9,008thLargest Mining Sector: 11,674thMost Efficient Economies: 12,837thTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,877thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15,657thMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,839thMost Developed: 20,652ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 21,862ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 25,757thHighest Average Tax Rates: 26,098th
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 9th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 15th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 18th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 21st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 23rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 25th in the regionLargest Black Market: 25th in the regionTop
Most Secular: 46th in the regionMost Developed: 52nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 73rd in the regionLargest Governments: 74th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 76th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 78th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 78th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 82nd in the regionNudest: 115th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 119th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 153rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 170th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 172nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 183rd in the regionTop
Most Authoritarian: 329th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 347th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 357th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 360th in the regionMost Conservative: 363rd in the region

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