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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 renowned for its sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 23.117 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.

Mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest growing field, the nation is ravaged by daily union strikes, a typical fast food menu item could serve a small army, and political parties are banned from advertising and receiving private donations. 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 12th in Balder and 428th in the world for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 494 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 1 day 2 hours ago

  • 15 hours ago: Poolplayers was reclassified from "Father Knows Best State" to "Corrupt Dictatorship".
  • 15 hours ago: Following new legislation in Poolplayers, political parties are banned from advertising and receiving private donations.
  • 15 hours ago: Following new legislation in Poolplayers, a typical fast food menu item could serve a small army.
  • 15 hours ago: Following new legislation in Poolplayers, the nation is ravaged by daily union strikes.
  • 15 hours ago: Following new legislation in Poolplayers, mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest growing field.
  • 15 hours ago: Following new legislation in Poolplayers, all guns must be registered.
  • 3 days 15 hours ago: Following new legislation in Poolplayers, parents must choose their children's names from a government-mandated master list.
  • 3 days 15 hours ago: Following new legislation in Poolplayers, Poolplayers's children are widely acknowledged as the most foul-mouthed in the region.
  • 3 days 15 hours ago: Following new legislation in Poolplayers, anyone who so much as frowns is referred to a mental health unit.
  • 3 days 15 hours ago: Following new legislation in Poolplayers, citizens re-mortgage their homes to buy lottery tickets.

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