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The Free Land of Linden Oak

“Carpe ferebant!”

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Reasonable
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Page

Location: the South Pacific

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Linden Oak

Population10.096 billion

CapitalAngel
LeaderRocket

CurrencyQuercus
AnimalSciurus niger

The Free Land of Linden Oak is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Rocket with a fair hand, and remarkable for its public floggings, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 10.096 billion Oakians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The large, liberal, outspoken government is primarily concerned with Education, although Healthcare, Environment, and Administration are also considered important, while Spirituality is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Angel. The average income tax rate is 80.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but inefficient Oakian economy, worth 831 trillion Quercuses a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 82,357 Quercuses, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

The parliament building has installed a revolving door, jabbing a baby's bottle at officials gets parents waved straight through immigration, citizens select which government department gets their income tax Quercuses each year, and political parties are banned from advertising and receiving private donations. Crime is totally unknown. Linden Oak's national animal is the Sciurus niger, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Linden Oak is ranked 38,744th in the world and 1,540th in the South Pacific for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 3,452.43 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 714thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,264thTop
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Most Influential: 1,722ndSafest: 1,844thMost Inclusive: 2,322ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,950thNicest Citizens: 2,990thMost Pacifist: 3,656thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,403rdHealthiest Citizens: 4,590thMost Cultured: 5,422ndSmartest Citizens: 5,925thBest Weather: 6,392ndLongest Average Lifespans: 6,745thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,002ndMost Stationary: 7,044thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,419thNudest: 7,458thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,463rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,802ndTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 8,333rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,128thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,674thHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,856thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,123rdMost Extensive Civil Rights: 13,291stMost Secular: 14,025thLargest Governments: 14,715thLowest Crime Rates: 15,213thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,549th
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Least Corrupt Governments: 22nd in the regionTop
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Safest: 64th in the regionMost Inclusive: 80th in the regionNicest Citizens: 102nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 103rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 123rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 128th in the regionMost Stationary: 138th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 145th in the regionMost Influential: 160th in the regionMost Cultured: 161st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 177th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 178th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 187th in the regionNudest: 199th in the regionBest Weather: 204th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 220th in the regionLargest Populations: 227th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 233rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 235th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 240th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 244th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 286th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 288th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 291st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 304th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 329th in the regionLargest Governments: 394th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 427th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 443rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 451st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 461st in the regionMost Secular: 479th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 481st in the region

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