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The Holy Empire of Poolplayers

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

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Economy:
Strong
Political Freedoms:
Few

Regional Influence: Superpower

Location: West Pacific

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The Holy Empire of Poolplayers is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Lord Long Rake with an iron fist, and notable for its keen interest in outer space. Its hard-nosed, cynical population of 22.011 billion are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

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.

Prime real estate is devoted to wind farms and solar energy generators, hundreds of thousands of convicts work as slaves in Poolplayers's many privately-owned prisons, several citizens have complained about scientists abducting their pets for experimentation, and the national guard is mobilized whenever a mother gets separated from her child at the mall. 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 West Pacific and 374th in the world for Largest Mining Sector, scoring 21 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 5 days ago

  • 4 days ago: Poolplayers was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Highest Police Ratios.
  • 5 days ago: Poolplayers was reclassified from "Corrupt Dictatorship" to "Father Knows Best State".
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Poolplayers, the national guard is mobilized whenever a mother gets separated from her child at the mall.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Poolplayers, several citizens have complained about scientists abducting their pets for experimentation.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Poolplayers, hundreds of thousands of convicts work as slaves in Poolplayers's many privately-owned prisons.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Poolplayers, prime real estate is devoted to wind farms and solar energy generators.
  • 13 days ago: Following new legislation in Poolplayers, discarded pennies litter the streets.
  • 13 days ago: Following new legislation in Poolplayers, fewer people are bathing as citizens must show ration stamps before they can turn on their faucets.
  • 13 days ago: Following new legislation in Poolplayers, shops were recently ransacked as cigarettes returned to the shelves.
  • 13 days ago: Following new legislation in Poolplayers, the government snoops on private internet connections.

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