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The Indomitable Borderlands of The Grendels

“The Paragon of Corporate Power and Style since 2002.”

Category: Compulsory Consumerist State
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Location: Wysteria

Regional Influence: Apprentice

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The Indomitable Borderlands of The Grendels is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Warleader Yarooo with an iron fist, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 38.234 billion Grendels are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hackleburg. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Grendelsian economy, worth an astonishing 35,659 trillion Golden Bonds a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Gambling. Average income is a breathtaking 932,654 Golden Bonds, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 8,737,479 per year while the poor average 8,368, a ratio of 1,044 to 1.

Just as students finish their homework it's time for school, peace talks occasionally rack up a higher body count than the wars they seek to stop, East Lebatuck tests its moon rovers in the barren wasteland of rural The Grendels, and only 'organics' are permitted to be citizens. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. The Grendels's national animal is the the Dire Bear, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

The Grendels is ranked 128th in the world and 17th in Wysteria for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring 36,045.88 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 4thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 7thHighest Economic Output: 8thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 13thHighest Average Incomes: 15thMost Avoided: 16thMost Efficient Economies: 16thMost Armed: 17thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 19thLargest Gambling Industry: 21stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 22ndLargest Insurance Industry: 22ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 26thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 31stMost Scientifically Advanced: 32ndLargest Populations: 36thLargest Mining Sector: 38thFattest Citizens: 43rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 48thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 50thMost Secular: 69thHighest Crime Rates: 106thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 114thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 128thSmartest Citizens: 131stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 162ndMost Corrupt Governments: 206thLargest Retail Industry: 256thLargest Publishing Industry: 296thRudest Citizens: 308thMost Valuable International Artwork: 384thLargest Information Technology Sector: 433rdMost Cultured: 532ndTop
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Largest Governments: 2,499thLargest Black Market: 4,390thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,286thMost Influential: 6,597thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,949thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,422ndLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 7,819thTop
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Most Pro-Market: 15,019thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 20,169th
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Highest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3rd in the regionTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionRudest Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionFattest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 5th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 6th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7th in the regionLargest Populations: 7th in the region

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