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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: Minnow

Location: Balder

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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 remarkable for its keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 22.421 billion Poolplayersians 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.

Loans are available for students from poor families, calling out of the blue has become taboo, the people are famous throughout the region for their bleached-white teeth, and the government keeps introducing new foreign species to combat the previous ones it has introduced. 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 2,919th in Balder and 112,150th in the world for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -48 on the Hayek Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 2 days ago

  • 1 day 22 hours ago: Following new legislation in Poolplayers, the government keeps introducing new foreign species to combat the previous ones it has introduced.
  • 1 day 22 hours ago: Following new legislation in Poolplayers, the people are famous throughout the region for their bleached-white teeth.
  • 1 day 22 hours ago: Following new legislation in Poolplayers, calling out of the blue has become taboo.
  • 1 day 22 hours ago: Following new legislation in Poolplayers, loans are available for students from poor families.
  • 1 day 22 hours ago: Following new legislation in Poolplayers, streaming video is considered to be a myth by most citizens.
  • 6 days ago: Poolplayers was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Longest Average Lifespans.
  • 9 days ago: Poolplayers was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Influential (last census: Top 5%).
  • 9 days ago: Poolplayers was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Influential (last census: Top 1%).
  • 10 days ago: Poolplayers fell out of the world Top 10% for Largest Retail Industry.
  • 12 days ago: Poolplayers was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Largest Defense Forces.

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