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The Republic of Oaks 264

“Refuge”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Economy:
Reasonable
Political Freedoms:
Average

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The City of Ba Sing Se

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Oaks 264

Population883 million

Currencyplanet
Animalgoose

The Republic of Oaks 264 is a huge, safe nation, remarkable for its frequent executions, ban on automobiles, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed population of 883 million Oaks 264ians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Administration, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 56.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Oaks 264ian economy, worth 40.9 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 slick, highly efficient black market in Uranium Mining, Book Publishing, Arms Manufacturing, and Woodchip Exports. 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 46,345 planets, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Leader has been known to threaten dissenting citizens with a machine gun at press conferences, the regional delicacy of chocolate bombes is deadlier than an unexploded bomb, people invite random old men into their homes to play with their kids, and it is impossible to get any work done as auditors swarm every inch of government factories and mines. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Oaks 264's national animal is the goose, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Oaks 264 is ranked 86,920th in the world and 1,551st in The City of Ba Sing Se for Largest Agricultural Sector, scoring 2,128.52 on the Mu-Bah-Daggs Productivity Index.

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Most Primitive: 10,417thTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 19,827th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 78th in the regionLargest Governments: 146th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 156th in the regionTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 200th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 206th in the regionMost Primitive: 213th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 312th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 317th in the regionMost Income Equality: 385th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 385th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Oaks 264's influence in The City of Ba Sing Se rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Following new legislation in Oaks 264, it is impossible to get any work done as auditors swarm every inch of government factories and mines.
  • : Following new legislation in Oaks 264, people invite random old men into their homes to play with their kids.
  • : Following new legislation in Oaks 264, the regional delicacy of chocolate bombes is deadlier than an unexploded bomb.
  • : Oaks 264 was reclassified from "Democratic Socialists" to "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy".
  • : Following new legislation in Oaks 264, Leader has been known to threaten dissenting citizens with a machine gun at press conferences.
  • : Following new legislation in Oaks 264, male celebrity chefs are laughed at for their lack of manliness.
  • : Following new legislation in Oaks 264, dictionary sales have hit an all-time high.
  • : Following new legislation in Oaks 264, the government is a proud sponsor of the National Gaming Association.
  • : Following new legislation in Oaks 264, popular candidates who don't suffer last-second political scandals tend to get fished out of the Oaks 264 City River.

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