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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 massive, safe nation, notable for its punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, cynical population of 1.859 billion, 382 million of whom are zombies, 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 492nd in Japvia and 98,938th in the world for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring -6 on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

Poplar Grove is currently researching a cure.

People: 1,477,073,717

Zombies: 382,093,374

Dead: 7,036,126,391

Survival Rate: 16.60%

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 23 hours ago

  • 20 hours ago: Poplar Grove was struck by a Cure Missile from The Queen's State of Aad, curing 161 million infected.
  • 69 days ago: Poplar Grove was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • 71 days ago: Poplar Grove was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • 86 days ago: Poplar Grove was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Conservative (last census: Top 10%).
  • 89 days ago: Poplar Grove was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Income Equality.
  • 103 days ago: Poplar Grove changed its national currency to "betale" and its nation type to "Queen's State".
  • 124 days ago: Poplar Grove was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Public Sector.
  • 127 days ago: Poplar Grove was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Defense Forces.
  • 138 days ago: Poplar Grove was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Dedicated Public Healthcare.
  • 145 days ago: Poplar Grove was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Conservative.

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by Max Barry

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