The Queen's State of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Remembering
Regional Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Imploded
Political Freedom
Rare

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The Queen's State of Poplar Grove is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its compulsory military service, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The cynical population of 11.47 billion Poplar Groveans are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Environment. The average income tax rate is 79.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Poplar Grovean economy, worth 51.4 trillion betales a year, is driven entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is mostly comprised of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 4,480 betales, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government awards prizes to television shows featuring stereotype-breaking minority roles, none has been named as Poplar Grove's national religion, the government is cutting back on the number of political prisoners executed each year, and the deer is a protected species. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Poplar Grove's national animal is the deer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is none.

Poplar Grove is ranked 310th in Ancient Lands and 3,628th in the world for Most Extreme, scoring 39 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Poplar Grove was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : Poplar Grove was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Welfare Programs.
  • : Poplar Grove was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • : Poplar Grove was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Safest.
  • : Poplar Grove was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Highest Police Ratios.
  • : Poplar Grove's influence in Ancient Lands rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Poplar Grove was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Public Sector.
  • : Poplar Grove was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Dedicated Public Healthcare.
  • : Poplar Grove was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Healthiest Citizens.
  • : Poplar Grove was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Subsidized Industry.

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by Max Barry

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