by Max Barry

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Most Income Equality: 103rd Most Authoritarian: 2,063rd Most Conservative: 3,449th
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, safe nation, remarkable for its punitive income tax rates, restrictive gun laws, and devotion to social welfare. The cynical population of 14.082 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 63.1 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 151,526th in the world and 1,308th in Ancient Lands for Largest Cheese Export Sector, scoring -4.9 on the Mozzarella Productivity Index.

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Most Income Equality: 103rdTop
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Most Authoritarian: 2,063rdMost Conservative: 3,449thMost Extreme: 5,612thLargest Populations: 7,176thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 15,543rdMost Stationary: 17,752nd
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Most Pacifist: 7th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 11th in the regionMost Income Equality: 12th in the regionTop
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Most Authoritarian: 15th in the regionMost Inclusive: 16th in the regionMost Conservative: 21st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 22nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 22nd in the regionLargest Governments: 22nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 29th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 39th in the regionNicest Citizens: 43rd in the regionSafest: 54th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 57th in the regionTop
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Most Devout: 79th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 106th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : 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.
  • : Poplar Grove was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Poplar Grove was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Poplar Grove was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Poplar Grove was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Poplar Grove was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Income Equality and Most Authoritarian, the Top 5% for Most Conservative and Most Extreme, and the Top 10% for Largest Populations.
  • : Poplar Grove was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Inclusive.

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