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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,171stNudest: 3,863rdMost Secular: 5,765th
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Oaks 297

Population2.093 billion


The Refugi Spirit of Oaks 297 is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its rum-swilling pirates, enforced nudity, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 2.093 billion Oaks 297ians 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 large, corrupt, moralistic government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Industry, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 65.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Oaks 297ian economy, worth 204 trillion planets 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 large, well-organized, quite specialized black market in Tourism, Pizza Delivery, Retail, and Automobile Manufacturing. 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 97,569 planets, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Kindergartners' favourite dance move is the stop-drop-and-roll, Bambi has been banned, bizarre-looking creatures called 'goosedogs' dominate wildlife preserves, and the nation is a world leader in martyrs per capita. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Oaks 297's national animal is the goose, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Oaks 297 is ranked 134,485th in the world and 3,010th in Artificial Solar System for Most Primitive, scoring -56.31 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,171stTop
Nudest: 3,863rdMost Secular: 5,765thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,770thTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 13,195thLargest Black Market: 13,406thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 13,752ndMost Conservative: 14,753rdLargest Retail Industry: 18,953rdMost Subsidized Industry: 20,928thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 21,008thMost Corrupt Governments: 21,440thHighest Poor Incomes: 21,567thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 22,344thMost Authoritarian: 24,346th
Most Advanced Public Transport: 7th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 9th in the regionMost Secular: 14th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 34th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 36th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 46th in the regionTop
Nudest: 55th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 102nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 107th in the regionLargest Black Market: 108th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 139th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 140th in the regionLargest Governments: 182nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 198th in the regionMost Conservative: 208th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 236th in the regionMost Developed: 238th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 240th in the regionMost Pacifist: 286th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 288th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 288th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 344th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 354th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Oaks 297 applied to join the World Assembly.
  • : Oaks 297 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
  • : Oaks 297 changed its national motto to "Lucabaduka".
  • : Oaks 297 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
  • : Oaks 297's influence in Artificial Solar System rose from "Zero" to "Sprat".
  • : Oaks 297 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
  • : Oaks 297 relocated from Nariyan to Artificial Solar System.
  • : Following new legislation in Oaks 297, the nation is a world leader in martyrs per capita.
  • : Following new legislation in Oaks 297, bizarre-looking creatures called 'goosedogs' dominate wildlife preserves.
  • : Following new legislation in Oaks 297, Bambi has been banned.