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The Nomadic Peoples of Grendelr

“The enormous can still be at the mercy of the small”

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Location: Lands of the Ooga

Regional Influence: Superpower

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The Nomadic Peoples of Grendelr is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Lord Targaryen with an iron fist, and notable for its pith helmet sales, parental licensing program, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 1.438 billion Grendelrians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Smaug. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 45.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Grendelrian economy, worth 232 trillion Draconeses a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, broadly diversified black market in Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 161,970 Draconeses, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 493,286 per year while the poor average 41,276, a ratio of 12.0 to 1.

Shanty towns are forming in the suburbs of major cities, stealing from a clothesline is a serious offence, hordes of unemployed lumberjacks have resorted to cutting down utility poles to satisfy their cravings, and the installation of street lights across remote goat tracks has left citizens bemused. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Grendelr's national animal is the Dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Grendelr is ranked 87,703rd in the world and 1st in Lands of the Ooga for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring 1,898.62 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

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5%
Largest Agricultural Sector: 2,699thMost Patriotic: 4,658thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5,445thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,256thHighest Disposable Incomes: 8,063rdLargest Publishing Industry: 9,778thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10,600thMost Valuable International Artwork: 11,243rdMost Cultured: 11,809thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,088thHighest Average Incomes: 12,666thTop
10%
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 13,080thMost Developed: 14,216thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 14,686thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 15,094thMost Corrupt Governments: 15,292ndLargest Retail Industry: 16,341stHighest Food Quality: 16,522ndLowest Crime Rates: 18,387thMost Beautiful Environments: 20,303rdHealthiest Citizens: 20,481stLongest Average Lifespans: 20,623rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 23,406thLargest Governments: 23,450thMost Efficient Economies: 23,648thLargest Black Market: 24,345thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 24,411thSmartest Citizens: 25,408th

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