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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:
Good
Economy:
Thriving
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 sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 22.794 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.

Politicians accepting drinks in bars are executed for taking bribes, marijuana is legal in the privacy of your own home, citizens must pay to enjoy Poolplayers's pristine beaches, and photographers have to apply for a license to photograph Lord Long Rake. 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 2,971st in Balder and 110,612th in the world for Best Weather, with -353 Metres of Sunlight Above Expected.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 8 days ago

  • 1 day 15 hours ago: Poolplayers was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Godforsaken.
  • 6 days ago: Poolplayers was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • 8 days ago: Poolplayers was reclassified from "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy" to "Father Knows Best State".
  • 8 days ago: Following new legislation in Poolplayers, photographers have to apply for a license to photograph Lord Long Rake.
  • 8 days ago: Following new legislation in Poolplayers, citizens must pay to enjoy Poolplayers's pristine beaches.
  • 8 days ago: Following new legislation in Poolplayers, marijuana is legal in the privacy of your own home.
  • 8 days ago: Following new legislation in Poolplayers, politicians accepting drinks in bars are executed for taking bribes.
  • 8 days ago: Following new legislation in Poolplayers, a recent political debate came to a quick close once the ruling party decreed it was "just plain silly".
  • 10 days ago: Poolplayers was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Soda Pop Sector.
  • 20 days ago: Poolplayers was ranked #1 in the region for Most Dedicated Public Healthcare.

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