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The Holy Empire of Poolplayers

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

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Good
Economy:
Very Strong
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Balder

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The Holy Empire of Poolplayers is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Lord Long Rake with an iron fist, and remarkable for its suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 23.149 billion Poolplayersians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

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.

A typical fast food menu item could serve a small army, political parties are banned from advertising and receiving private donations, the nation is famous for having one of the world's largest Gopher hunting institutions, and the government has started a campaign to crack down on road rage and encourage alternate means of commuting. 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 3,329th in Balder and 117,350th in the world for Nudest, with 12 Cheeks per Square Mile.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 5 days ago

  • 2 days 18 hours ago: Poolplayers was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Insurance Industry (last census: Top 1%).
  • 4 days ago: Poolplayers was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Information Technology Sector (last census: Top 1%).
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Poolplayers, the government has started a campaign to crack down on road rage and encourage alternate means of commuting.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Poolplayers, the nation is famous for having one of the world's largest Gopher hunting institutions.
  • 5 days ago: Poolplayers was reclassified from "Father Knows Best State" to "Corrupt Dictatorship".
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Poolplayers, political parties are banned from advertising and receiving private donations.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Poolplayers, a typical fast food menu item could serve a small army.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Poolplayers, the nation is ravaged by daily union strikes.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Poolplayers, mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest growing field.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Poolplayers, all guns must be registered.

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