|Category: Psychotic Dictatorship|
Regional Influence: Minnow
Location: The Americas
The Queen's State of Poplar Grove is a colossal, safe nation, notable for its punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, cynical population of 9.412 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 80.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The sizeable but stagnant Poplar Grovean economy, worth 42.2 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 8th in The Americas and 25,163rd in the world for Most Beautiful Environments, with 123.75 Pounds of Wildlife less Pounds of Concrete per square mile.
Most Recent Government Activity: 11 days ago
- 19 hours ago: Poplar Grove was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Most Beautiful Environments.
- 1 day 20 hours ago: Poplar Grove was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Public Sector.
- 8 days ago: Poplar Grove was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Public Transport Department.
- 11 days ago: Poplar Grove relocated from Japvia to The Americas.
- 86 days ago: Poplar Grove was struck by a Cure Missile from The Queen's State of Aad, curing 161 million infected.
- 155 days ago: Poplar Grove was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Beautiful Environments.
- 157 days ago: Poplar Grove was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
- 172 days ago: Poplar Grove was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Conservative (last census: Top 10%).
- 175 days ago: Poplar Grove was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Income Equality.
- 189 days ago: Poplar Grove changed its national currency to "betale" and its nation type to "Queen's State".