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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, efficient nation, ruled by Wrinkl with an iron fist, and notable for its national health service, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, cheerful population of 39.199 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 6,286 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 24,951st in the world and 30th in Wysteria for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector, scoring 11,451.47 on the Charon Conveyancy Index.

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Largest Populations: 15thMost Cheerful Citizens: 291stLargest Gambling Industry: 400thHighest Economic Output: 1,224thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,349thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,353rdMost Stationary: 1,520thHighest Crime Rates: 1,576thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,238thTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 2,645thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,859thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,729thMost Avoided: 4,924thFattest Citizens: 6,729thMost Secular: 8,458thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,565thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 8,584thMost Armed: 8,845thMost Influential: 10,079thSmartest Citizens: 10,319thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,622ndTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 11,840thNudest: 11,995thLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,502ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,730thHighest Drug Use: 15,487thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 16,605thMost Pro-Market: 16,893rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,915thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18,140thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 18,677thBest Weather: 19,105th
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Largest Populations: 1st in the regionTop
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Highest Drug Use: 4th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 7th in the region

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