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The Republic of St Oaks

“Locals only” Ko

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Some

Regional Influence: Page

Location: the South Pacific

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St Oaks

Population6.814 billion

CapitalKolodziejzyk
LeaderKo
FaithKolodziejzykism

Currencykollar
Animalgoat

The Republic of St Oaks is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Ko with an even hand, and renowned for its free-roaming dinosaurs, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, devout population of 6.814 billion Kolodziejzykians 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 enormous, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kolodziejzyk. The average income tax rate is 95.7%.

The frighteningly efficient St Oaksian economy, worth 921 trillion kollars 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, highly specialized black market in Information Technology, Tourism, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. 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 an impressive 135,190 kollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Confessions don't count if suffixed with "izzle", most people suffer from some form of hearing loss, consumption of cat memes has skyrocketed, and the military is researching proton packs and PK-meters to combat "unseen enemy forces". Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. St Oaks's national animal is the goat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Kolodziejzykism.

St Oaks is ranked 1,791st in the world and 183rd in the South Pacific for Most Influential, scoring 53,317 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,612thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,775thMost Influential: 1,791stLargest Welfare Programs: 2,082ndTop
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Most Inclusive: 2,378thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,419thMost Pacifist: 2,467thBest Weather: 2,983rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,998thNicest Citizens: 3,227thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,549thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,768thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,977thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,144thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,151stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,814thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,901stMost Efficient Economies: 5,890thLargest Governments: 6,483rdMost Cultured: 6,512thMost Developed: 6,895thHealthiest Citizens: 7,133rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,424thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,102ndHighest Poor Incomes: 8,565thLargest Black Market: 10,230thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 11,180thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,427thLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,026thLowest Crime Rates: 14,975thMost Devout: 15,137thMost Stationary: 15,168thMost Rebellious Youth: 15,730thLargest Publishing Industry: 16,217thHighest Average Incomes: 17,359thMost Corrupt Governments: 17,372ndHighest Economic Output: 18,593rd
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 48th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 54th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 59th in the regionTop
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Most Inclusive: 88th in the regionMost Pacifist: 90th in the regionBest Weather: 94th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 106th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 107th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 110th in the regionNicest Citizens: 113th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 117th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 130th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 145th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 155th in the regionLargest Governments: 161st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 161st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 163rd in the regionMost Cultured: 180th in the regionMost Influential: 183rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 194th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 213th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 216th in the regionMost Developed: 220th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 234th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 251st in the regionMost Stationary: 264th in the regionLargest Black Market: 303rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 320th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 336th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 338th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 403rd in the regionLargest Populations: 416th in the regionMost Devout: 420th in the regionTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 428th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 449th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 453rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 488th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 569th in the region

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