by Max Barry

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Most Income Equality: 97th Most Authoritarian: 2,507th Most Conservative: 6,175th
The Queen's State of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Remembering
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Imploded
Political Freedom
Rare

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Poplar Grove

Population15.663 billion

Faithnone

Currencybetale
Animaldeer

The Queen's State of Poplar Grove is a gargantuan, orderly nation, notable for its state-planned economy, compulsory military service, and stringent health and safety legislation. The cynical population of 15.663 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 79.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Poplar Grovean economy, worth 70.2 trillion betales a year, is driven almost 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 4,484 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 123,052nd in the world and 1,098th in Ancient Lands for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -5.48 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Most Income Equality: 97thTop
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Most Authoritarian: 2,507thMost Conservative: 6,175thLargest Populations: 6,481stMost Extreme: 7,354thTop
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Most Stationary: 13,664thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,825th
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Most Pacifist: 10th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 11th in the regionMost Income Equality: 12th in the regionTop
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Most Authoritarian: 14th in the regionMost Inclusive: 17th in the regionMost Conservative: 19th in the regionLargest Governments: 22nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 23rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 26th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 29th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 38th in the regionNicest Citizens: 44th in the regionSafest: 53rd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 53rd in the regionTop
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Most Devout: 80th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 95th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Poplar Grove was struck by a Mk V (Cauterizer) Cure Missile from The Queen's State of Peace and Perfectness, curing 1 million infected.
  • : Poplar Grove was struck by a Mk III (Purifier) Cure Missile from The Queen's State of Royal House of Windsor, curing 162 million infected.
  • : Poplar Grove was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Survivors.
  • : Poplar Grove was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : Poplar Grove was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Ignorant Citizens.
  • : Poplar Grove was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : Poplar Grove was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : Poplar Grove was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Poplar Grove was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Poplar Grove was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Authoritarian.

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