by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,736th Most Influential: 2,078th Largest Welfare Programs: 2,617th
The Republic of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Locals only
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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St Oaks

Population3.934 billion



The Republic of St Oaks is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Ko with an iron fist, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, fear of technology, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, cynical, devout population of 3.934 billion Kolodziejzykians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The enormous, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kolodziejzyk. The average income tax rate is 91.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient St Oaksian economy, worth 406 trillion kollars 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, highly specialized black market in Information Technology, Trout Farming, Book Publishing, and Cheese Exports. 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 103,264 kollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Children entertain themselves by throwing rocks through the windows of world-class museums, EpiPen sales have skyrocketed, lobster tastes best when it is red, and young girls and senior citizens alike can be spotted wearing colourful short shorts. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. St Oaks's national animal is the goat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Kolodziejzykism.

St Oaks is ranked 158,840th in the world and 7,157th in the South Pacific for Most Secular, with 9.88 Atheism Rate.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,736thMost Influential: 2,078thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,617thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,950thMost Inclusive: 4,215thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,236thMost Pacifist: 4,472ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,547thBest Weather: 4,686thNicest Citizens: 4,717thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,982ndMost Subsidized Industry: 6,461stMost Advanced Public Education: 6,618thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,744thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,884thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,123rdMost Developed: 8,134thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,382ndTop
Healthiest Citizens: 10,182ndMost Cultured: 10,706thMost Devout: 11,418thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,867thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,448thLargest Governments: 12,867thMost Efficient Economies: 12,875thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 14,130thMost Cheerful Citizens: 14,690thMost Corrupt Governments: 14,804thLargest Black Market: 16,973rd
Largest Welfare Programs: 60th in the regionTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 93rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 102nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 138th in the regionBest Weather: 146th in the regionMost Inclusive: 148th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 151st in the regionMost Pacifist: 156th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 161st in the regionNicest Citizens: 164th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 174th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 175th in the regionMost Influential: 182nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 203rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 223rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 223rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 226th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 249th in the regionMost Developed: 262nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 267th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 304th in the regionMost Cultured: 314th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 323rd in the regionLargest Governments: 327th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 341st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 360th in the regionMost Devout: 365th in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 395th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 472nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 531st in the regionLargest Populations: 534th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 557th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 589th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 590th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 616th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 716th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in St Oaks, young girls and senior citizens alike can be spotted wearing colourful short shorts.
  • : St Oaks was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Following new legislation in St Oaks, lobster tastes best when it is red.
  • : Following new legislation in St Oaks, EpiPen sales have skyrocketed.
  • : Following new legislation in St Oaks, children entertain themselves by throwing rocks through the windows of world-class museums.
  • : Following new legislation in St Oaks, the nation has opened its arms to an influx of refugees.
  • : Following new legislation in St Oaks, Kolodziejzykism now admits men and women into its clergy.
  • : Following new legislation in St Oaks, meetings are often scheduled for "about four-ish" following complete conversion to sundials.
  • : Following new legislation in St Oaks, notable individuals are granted land and titles.
  • : St Oaks changed its national faith to "Kolodziejzykism".


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