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The Holy Empire of Poolplayers

“Old Pool Player's Never Die - Their Cue's get Limp ”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Average
Economy:
Thriving
Political Freedoms:
Some

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Balder

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The Holy Empire of Poolplayers is a gargantuan, economically powerful nation, ruled by Lord Long Rake with an even hand, and renowned for its devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 22.722 billion Poolplayersians 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.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt government stops and the rest of society begins, but it is effectively ruled by the Department of Law & Order, with areas such as Social Welfare and Religion & Spirituality receiving almost no funds by comparison. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Corner Pocket. The average income tax rate is 100%. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry.

Senior citizens are often found slaving away in factories, citizens applying for their first jobs face fierce competition from the homeless, high-income earners pay a 100% tax rate, and Poolplayers's fine wines are renowned throughout the region. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Poolplayers's national animal is the Gopher, which is also the nation's favorite main course, its national religion is The Order of The Green Felt, and its currency is the 8 Ball.

Poolplayers is ranked 1st in Balder and 42nd in the world for Highest Average Tax Rates, scoring 49 on the Inverse Hayek Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 17 days ago

  • 7 days ago: Poolplayers was ranked #1 in the region for Most Dedicated Public Healthcare.
  • 15 days ago: Poolplayers was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry.
  • 16 days ago: Poolplayers was ranked #1 in the region for Safest.
  • 16 days ago: Poolplayers was reclassified from "Father Knows Best State" to "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy".
  • 16 days ago: Following new legislation in Poolplayers, Poolplayers's fine wines are renowned throughout the region.
  • 16 days ago: Following new legislation in Poolplayers, high-income earners pay a 100% tax rate.
  • 16 days ago: Following new legislation in Poolplayers, citizens applying for their first jobs face fierce competition from the homeless.
  • 16 days ago: Following new legislation in Poolplayers, senior citizens are often found slaving away in factories.
  • 16 days ago: Following new legislation in Poolplayers, the tenet of free speech is held dear.
  • 17 days ago: Poolplayers was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Rudest Citizens.

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