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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:
Very Good
Economy:
Thriving
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 notable for its suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 22.918 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.

Euthanasia is legal, roads are often attended by round-the-clock construction crews, children are raised bilingual from an early age, and all footpaths have tollbooths. 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 1,173rd in Balder and 44,705th in the world for Highest Drug Use, scoring 75 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 19 days ago

  • 2 days 3 hours ago: Poolplayers was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Gambling Industry.
  • 4 days ago: Poolplayers was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Developed (last census: Top 10%).
  • 4 days ago: Poolplayers was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Developed.
  • 8 days ago: Poolplayers was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Defense Forces (last census: Top 1%).
  • 12 days ago: Poolplayers was ranked #1 in the region for Healthiest Citizens.
  • 17 days ago: Poolplayers was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Most Corrupt Governments.
  • 19 days ago: Following new legislation in Poolplayers, all footpaths have tollbooths.
  • 19 days ago: Following new legislation in Poolplayers, children are raised bilingual from an early age.
  • 19 days ago: Following new legislation in Poolplayers, roads are often attended by round-the-clock construction crews.
  • 19 days ago: Following new legislation in Poolplayers, euthanasia is legal.

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