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The Grand Imperial Province of Pendulous

“Pseudaletia Unipuncta”

Category: Benevolent Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Very Strong
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: Wysteria

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Pendulous

Population42.443 billion

LeaderWrinkl

Currencyrobot point
Animalarmy worm

The Grand Imperial Province of Pendulous is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Wrinkl with an iron fist, and renowned for its public floggings, frequent executions, and complete lack of public education. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, cheerful population of 42.443 billion Pendulousians enjoy great individual freedoms in everything except elections, which, where they exist at all, are populist shams for a dictatorship government that has no intention of ever giving up power.

The minute, liberal, pro-business, well-organized government, or what there is of one, is solely concerned with Defense. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 1.6%.

The very strong Pendulousian economy, worth a remarkable 6,806 trillion robot points a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Gambling industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an impressive 160,371 robot points, with the richest citizens earning 8.9 times as much as the poorest.

Bombs are permitted on planes for the 'security of the passengers', the government is pursuing a new programme aimed at promoting cultural sophistication, most citizens in Pendulous are abject pyrophobes after extremely graphic pamphlets were mailed nationwide by the government, and college students make ends meet by selling their kidneys. Crime is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Pendulous's national animal is the army worm, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Pendulous is ranked 131,279th in the world and 35th in Wysteria for Most Patriotic, with 11.13 flags saluted per person per day.

Top
1%
Largest Populations: 21stMost Cheerful Citizens: 303rdLargest Gambling Industry: 416thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,252ndMost Stationary: 1,358thHighest Economic Output: 1,430thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,788thHighest Crime Rates: 1,807thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,462ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,601stTop
5%
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,228thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,963rdFattest Citizens: 6,631stMost Avoided: 7,360thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 8,354thMost Secular: 8,908thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9,261stMost Influential: 10,014thMost Armed: 10,293rdSmartest Citizens: 10,670thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,171stNudest: 11,694thHighest Average Incomes: 12,891stTop
10%
Largest Information Technology Sector: 14,066thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,870thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18,870thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 19,117thBest Weather: 19,997thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 21,075thHighest Drug Use: 22,089thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 22,469thMost Pro-Market: 24,891st
Top
5%
Largest Populations: 3rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 3rd in the regionTop
10%
Most Pro-Market: 5th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 8th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Pendulous was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Disposable Incomes.
  • : Pendulous was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Disposable Incomes.
  • : Pendulous was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Pendulous was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Pendulous was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : Pendulous was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Pendulous was cleansed by a Level 5 Invasion Tactical Zombie Elimination Squad from The United States of Wars Forever, killing 247 million zombies.
  • : Pendulous was cleansed by a Level 5 Invasion Tactical Zombie Elimination Squad from The United States of Wars Forever, killing 698 million zombies.
  • : Pendulous was cleansed by a Level 5 Invasion Tactical Zombie Elimination Squad from The United States of Wars Forever, killing 917 million zombies.
  • : Pendulous was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Survivors.

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