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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: Apprentice

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The Grand Imperial Province of Pendulous is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Wrinkl with an iron fist, and notable for its frequent executions, complete absence of social welfare, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, cheerful population of 42.424 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 6,803 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 213,339th in the world and 54th in Wysteria for Most Income Equality, scoring 11.3 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

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Largest Populations: 20thMost Cheerful Citizens: 302ndLargest Gambling Industry: 414thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,247thMost Stationary: 1,358thHighest Economic Output: 1,429thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,790thHighest Crime Rates: 1,807thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,465thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,598thTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,218thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,966thFattest Citizens: 6,633rdMost Avoided: 7,350thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 8,340thMost Secular: 8,895thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9,253rdMost Influential: 10,015thMost Armed: 10,328thSmartest Citizens: 10,676thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,172ndNudest: 11,703rdHighest Average Incomes: 12,887thTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 14,083rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,899thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18,865thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 19,113thBest Weather: 20,062ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 21,188thHighest Drug Use: 21,493rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 22,454thMost Pro-Market: 24,329th
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Highest Drug Use: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 3rd in the regionTop
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Most Pro-Market: 5th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 6th in the region

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