The Hundred Oaker Forest of Oaks 98 is a massive, efficient nation, remarkable for its public floggings, ritual sacrifices, and compulsory gun ownership. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 4.068 billion Oaks 98ians 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 medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Defense, and Industry. The average income tax rate is 59.4%.
The frighteningly efficient Oaks 98ian economy, worth 558 trillion planets a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Woodchip Exports, and Trout Farming. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 137,267 planets, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.1 times as much as the poorest.
Diplomatic fallout tends to be much more dangerous than radioactive fallout, many say faith is a crutch for those who can't move forward, no personal detail is too tiny for the suede-denim census police, and the average cargo freighter spends more than half its service life undergoing safety inspections. Crime, especially youth-related, is well under control, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Oaks 98's national animal is the falcon, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Oaks 98's influence in Artificial Solar System rose from "Zero" to "Sprat".
- : Oaks 98 relocated from Peoples Vanguard region to Artificial Solar System.
- : Oaks 98 resigned as Detag of Peoples Vanguard region.
- : Oaks 98 abolished the regional flag of Peoples Vanguard region.
- : Oaks 98 aborted construction of embassies between Peoples Vanguard region and Frozen Circle.
- : Oaks 98 updated the World Factbook entry in Peoples Vanguard region.
- : Oaks 98 resigned from the World Assembly.
- : Oaks 98 appointed Oaks 98 as Detag with authority over Appearance, Communications, Embassies, and Polls in Peoples Vanguard region.
- : Oaks 98 became WA Delegate of Peoples Vanguard region.
- : Oaks 98's influence in Peoples Vanguard region rose from "Zero" to "Vassal".