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Most Ignorant Citizens: 9,579thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 10,426thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14,589th
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Oaks 139

Population2.255 billion


The Grace and Precision of Oaks 139 is a massive, efficient nation, remarkable for its compulsory military service, keen interest in outer space, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 2.255 billion Oaks 139ians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Defense, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 56.2%.

The all-consuming Oaks 139ian economy, worth 158 trillion planets a year, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Woodchip Exports, Uranium Mining, and Pizza Delivery. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 70,288 planets, with the richest citizens earning 5.1 times as much as the poorest.

Oaks 139ian companies generally just fire employees in lieu of giving them vacation, criminal convictions are routinely thrown out because the accused's grandmother didn't get to testify about their good character, paranoid museum guards keep a lookout for any animated displays attempting to escape the premises after dark, and suppression of pro-democracy protests is a daily occurrence. Crime, especially youth-related, is almost non-existent, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Oaks 139's national animal is the falcon, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Oaks 139 is ranked 32,386th in the world and 224th in Artificial Solar System for Fattest Citizens, with 14.32 Obesity Rate.

Most Ignorant Citizens: 9,579thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 10,426thTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14,589thMost Secular: 15,781stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18,527thLargest Black Market: 19,847thLargest Welfare Programs: 20,821st
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 31st in the regionTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 68th in the regionMost Secular: 72nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 148th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 160th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 179th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 195th in the regionFattest Citizens: 224th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 242nd in the regionTop
Largest Black Market: 308th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 337th in the regionMost Armed: 338th in the regionMost Developed: 358th in the regionMost Cultured: 374th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 376th in the regionMost Avoided: 379th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 391st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 393rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 410th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 440th in the regionNudest: 450th in the region

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