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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,482ndMost Primitive: 2,328thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,524th
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Oaks 223

Population2.214 billion


The Refugi Spirit of Oaks 223 is a massive, orderly nation, renowned for its infamous sell-swords, parental licensing program, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 2.214 billion Oaks 223ians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 59.4%.

The powerhouse Oaks 223ian economy, worth 176 trillion planets a year, is quite specialized and led by the Furniture Restoration industry, with major contributions from Pizza Delivery, Trout Farming, and Soda Sales. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 79,596 planets, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.9 times as much as the poorest.

Chekhov's guns are killing the entertainment budget, party-lovers often change religions just for the weekend, sanitary products are sold in brown paper at hairdressers' salons, and parents must choose their children's names from a government-mandated master list. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Oaks 223's national animal is the falcon, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Oaks 223 is ranked 202,066th in the world and 4,307th in Artificial Solar System for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -7.39 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,482ndMost Primitive: 2,328thTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,524thNudest: 2,814thMost Ignorant Citizens: 3,146thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4,281stLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 9,610thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,967thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,689thTop
Most Authoritarian: 12,681stMost Avoided: 14,202ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 14,347thLargest Black Market: 14,465thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 16,117thMost Corrupt Governments: 20,891stMost Subsidized Industry: 23,030th

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