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The Refugi Spirit of Oaks 204

“Lucabaduka”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Rare
Economy:
Thriving
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: Artificial Solar System

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Oaks 204

Population3.233 billion

Currencyplanet
Animalfalcon

The Refugi Spirit of Oaks 204 is a massive, efficient nation, renowned for its sprawling nuclear power plants, ubiquitous missile silos, and complete lack of prisons. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 3.233 billion Oaks 204ians 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 enormous, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 68.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Oaks 204ian economy, worth 263 trillion planets a year, is quite specialized and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Woodchip Exports, and Information Technology. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 81,557 planets, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government seizes all major gold finds, when their backs are against the walls Oaks 204ians look out for gay men, nursing mothers are often arrested for indecent exposure, and banning party poppers has been a real party pooper. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Oaks 204's national animal is the falcon, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Oaks 204 is ranked 48,646th in the world and 401st in Artificial Solar System for Most Inclusive, scoring 111.79 on the Mandela-Wollstonecraft Non-Discrimination Index.

Top
5%
Most Ignorant Citizens: 3,494thMost Avoided: 7,927thLargest Black Market: 9,135thMost Corrupt Governments: 10,474thLargest Mining Sector: 11,674thTop
10%
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,459thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,348thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 18,792ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18,845thMost Authoritarian: 19,871stFattest Citizens: 23,410th
Top
1%
Most Ignorant Citizens: 45th in the regionTop
5%
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 55th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 79th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 83rd in the regionMost Avoided: 114th in the regionLargest Black Market: 115th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 142nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 154th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 180th in the regionFattest Citizens: 193rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 194th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 199th in the regionLargest Governments: 221st in the regionTop
10%
Most Advanced Public Education: 322nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 360th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 373rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 401st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 410th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 460th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Oaks 204 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Mining Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Oaks 204, banning party poppers has been a real party pooper.
  • : Following new legislation in Oaks 204, nursing mothers are often arrested for indecent exposure.
  • : Following new legislation in Oaks 204, when their backs are against the walls Oaks 204ians look out for gay men.
  • : Following new legislation in Oaks 204, the government seizes all major gold finds.
  • : Following new legislation in Oaks 204, the vow 'til death do us part' is often taken as an invitation to murder.
  • : Oaks 204's influence in Artificial Solar System rose from "Zero" to "Sprat".
  • : Oaks 204 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Oaks 204 resigned from the World Assembly.
  • : Oaks 204 relocated from Pigeons to Artificial Solar System.

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