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Largest Populations: 16thMost Cheerful Citizens: 282ndLargest Gambling Industry: 401st
The Grand Imperial Province of
Benevolent Dictatorship
Pseudaletia Unipuncta
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Rare

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Pendulous

Population39.801 billion

LeaderWrinkl

Currencyrobot point
Animalarmy worm

The Grand Imperial Province of Pendulous is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Wrinkl with an iron fist, and notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, keen interest in outer space, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, cheerful population of 39.801 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 6,382 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 237,820th in the world and 50th in Wysteria for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with 11.76 Tourists Per Hour.

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Largest Populations: 16thMost Cheerful Citizens: 282ndLargest Gambling Industry: 401stHighest Economic Output: 1,271stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,351stLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,414thMost Stationary: 1,481stHighest Crime Rates: 1,640thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,220thTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 2,662ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,973rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,788thMost Avoided: 5,172ndFattest Citizens: 6,923rdMost Secular: 8,423rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,672ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 9,073rdMost Armed: 9,479thMost Influential: 10,033rdSmartest Citizens: 10,490thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,781stNudest: 12,053rdHighest Average Incomes: 12,083rdTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 13,535thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,693rdHighest Drug Use: 16,426thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,331stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 17,350thMost Pro-Market: 18,168thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18,200thBest Weather: 19,017thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 19,024th
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Largest Populations: 1st in the regionTop
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Highest Drug Use: 4th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 5th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 6th in the region

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