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The Queen's State of Poplar Grove

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Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
Economy:
Imploded
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Japvia

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The Queen's State of Poplar Grove is a colossal, safe nation, renowned for its devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, cynical population of 8.854 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."

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, moralistic, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Defence, Law & Order, and the Environment. The average income tax rate is 66%, and even higher for the wealthy. The private sector is almost wholly made up of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out.

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. Poplar Grove's national animal is the deer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, its national religion is none, and its currency is the betale.

Poplar Grove is ranked 15th in Japvia and 36,981st in the world for Best Weather, with 9 Metres of Sunlight Above Expected.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 2 hours ago

  • 62 days ago: Poplar Grove was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • 64 days ago: Poplar Grove was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • 79 days ago: Poplar Grove was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Conservative (last census: Top 10%).
  • 82 days ago: Poplar Grove was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Income Equality.
  • 96 days ago: Poplar Grove changed its national currency to "betale" and its nation type to "Queen's State".
  • 117 days ago: Poplar Grove was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Public Sector.
  • 120 days ago: Poplar Grove was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Defense Forces.
  • 131 days ago: Poplar Grove was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Dedicated Public Healthcare.
  • 138 days ago: Poplar Grove was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Conservative.
  • 146 days ago: Poplar Grove was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.

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by Max Barry

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