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The Grand Imperial Province of Pendulous

“Pseudaletia Unipuncta”

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

Location: Wysteria

Regional Influence: Squire

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The Grand Imperial Province of Pendulous is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Wrinkl with an iron fist, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, barren, inhospitable landscape, and national health service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, cheerful population of 39.759 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 6,376 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 160,369 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 241,207th in the world and 61st in Wysteria for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring -36.61 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

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Largest Populations: 15thMost Cheerful Citizens: 279thLargest Gambling Industry: 404thHighest Economic Output: 1,266thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,333rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,398thMost Stationary: 1,486thHighest Crime Rates: 1,616thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,213thTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 2,650thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,939thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,766thMost Avoided: 5,122ndFattest Citizens: 6,885thMost Secular: 8,421stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,426thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 8,957thMost Armed: 9,392ndMost Influential: 10,052ndSmartest Citizens: 10,424thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,726thNudest: 11,931stHighest Average Incomes: 11,944thTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 13,517thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,623rdHighest Drug Use: 16,397thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 17,190thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,300thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 17,963rdMost Pro-Market: 18,148thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 18,970thBest Weather: 19,030th
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Largest Populations: 1st in the regionTop
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Highest Drug Use: 4th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 6th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 6th in the region

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