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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,870thMost Armed: 3,347thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,885th
The Hundred Oaker Forest of
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Oaks 98

Population4.068 billion


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.

Oaks 98 is ranked 3,347th in the world and 8th in Artificial Solar System for Most Armed, with 12.49 Weapons Per Person.

Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,870thTop
Most Armed: 3,347thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,885thMost Ignorant Citizens: 4,303rdLargest Black Market: 6,155thMost Primitive: 6,401stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,534thLargest Retail Industry: 6,823rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,453rdMost Subsidized Industry: 7,866thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,181stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,547thTop
Most Devout: 12,343rdMost Efficient Economies: 14,902ndMost Avoided: 16,965thMost Advanced Public Transport: 17,358thHighest Average Incomes: 17,490thHighest Poor Incomes: 20,307thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 21,320th
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionMost Armed: 8th in the regionLargest Black Market: 9th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 13th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 14th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 16th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 26th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 30th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 31st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 32nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 37th in the regionTop
Highest Economic Output: 65th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 67th in the regionLargest Governments: 84th in the regionMost Primitive: 105th in the regionMost Devout: 122nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 134th in the regionMost Developed: 197th in the regionMost Avoided: 210th in the regionTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 291st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 294th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 304th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 348th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 453rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 454th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 470th in the region

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