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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:
Powerhouse
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 devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 22.622 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.

All telephone traffic is monitored for 'national security reasons', the country has been 'going shopping' by annexing nearby nations for their resources, fancy dress parties are raided by military police for new recruits, and commercial jingles have been ham-handedly forced into world renowned symphonies. 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 6th in Balder and 187th in the world for Rudest Citizens, with 841.199 Insults Per Minute (net).

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 6 days ago

  • 8 hours ago: Poolplayers was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Rudest Citizens.
  • 1 day 8 hours ago: Poolplayers was ranked #1 in the region for Highest Police Ratios.
  • 2 days 8 hours ago: Poolplayers was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Largest Trout Fishing Sector.
  • 6 days ago: Following new legislation in Poolplayers, commercial jingles have been ham-handedly forced into world renowned symphonies.
  • 6 days ago: Following new legislation in Poolplayers, fancy dress parties are raided by military police for new recruits.
  • 6 days ago: Following new legislation in Poolplayers, the country has been 'going shopping' by annexing nearby nations for their resources.
  • 6 days ago: Following new legislation in Poolplayers, all telephone traffic is monitored for 'national security reasons'.
  • 6 days ago: Following new legislation in Poolplayers, the government extracts trade concessions from poor nations in exchange for humanitarian aid.
  • 9 days ago: Poolplayers was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • 9 days ago: Following new legislation in Poolplayers, citizens are encouraged to report friends, family members or co-workers who seem depressed to the government for "counselling".

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