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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:
Average
Economy:
Powerhouse
Political Freedoms:
Few

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 punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 23.277 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.

Military geniuses responsible for brilliant campaigns are drummed out because they have close same-sex friends and an interest in interior design, drug distribution is tightly controlled by the government, the nation has welcomed its expats back with open arms, and most of the nation's wealthy aristocrats are dentists. 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 310th in Balder and 5,997th in the world for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring 6 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 5 days ago

  • 1 day 10 hours ago: Poolplayers was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Largest Insurance Industry (last census: Top 5%).
  • 4 days ago: Poolplayers was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector (last census: Top 1%).
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Poolplayers, most of the nation's wealthy aristocrats are dentists.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Poolplayers, the nation has welcomed its expats back with open arms.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Poolplayers, drug distribution is tightly controlled by the government.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Poolplayers, military geniuses responsible for brilliant campaigns are drummed out because they have close same-sex friends and an interest in interior design.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Poolplayers, the importance of winning Olympic gold medals is indoctrinated from an early age.
  • 10 days ago: Poolplayers was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Retail Industry.
  • 10 days ago: Following new legislation in Poolplayers, the sound of wooden legs echo throughout Poolplayers after the recent introduction of the Foot Tax.
  • 10 days ago: Following new legislation in Poolplayers, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller.

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