The Hundred Oaker Forest of Oaks 15
|Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy|
Location: Artificial Solar System
Regional Influence: Sprat
The Hundred Oaker Forest of Oaks 15 is a colossal, cultured nation, renowned for its smutty television, avant-garde cinema, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, humorless, devout population of 6.734 billion Oaks 15ians 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 tiny, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Social Policy, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 7.9%.
The Oaks 15ian economy, worth 317 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 Trout Farming, Uranium Mining, Information Technology, and Beef-Based Agriculture. 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 47,090 planets, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.9 times as much as the poorest.
More and more students are taking up a career in medicine, the Coast Guard is pioneering a quixotic program to train fish, space shuttles regularly launch rubbish into space, and skateboarding is punishable by heavy fines. Crime, especially youth-related, is relatively low. Oaks 15's national animal is the falcon, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Oaks 15's influence in Artificial Solar System rose from "Zero" to "Sprat".
- : Oaks 15 relocated from The Commomwealth of North Atlantic to Artificial Solar System.
- : Oaks 15 applied to join the World Assembly.
- : Oaks 15's influence in The Commomwealth of North Atlantic rose from "Apprentice" to "Vassal".
- : Oaks 15 resigned from the World Assembly.
- : Oaks 15's influence in The Commomwealth of North Atlantic rose from "Zero" to "Apprentice".
- : Oaks 15 was endorsed by The Empire of Indomitable Power.
- : Oaks 15 relocated from Artificial Solar System to The Commomwealth of North Atlantic.
- : Oaks 15 endorsed The Republic of Achlys 24.
- : Oaks 15 endorsed The Irony of Parrot 1.