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Largest Populations: 15thMost Cheerful Citizens: 291stLargest Gambling Industry: 400th
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

Population39.199 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 renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, absence of drug laws, and spontaneously combusting cars. 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 24,958th 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: 1,225thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,351stLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,354thMost Stationary: 1,520thHighest Crime Rates: 1,579thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,238thTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 2,646thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,857thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,725thMost Avoided: 4,934thFattest Citizens: 6,753rdMost Secular: 8,458thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,575thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 8,594thMost Armed: 8,855thMost Influential: 10,078thSmartest Citizens: 10,311thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,626thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 11,836thNudest: 11,996thLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,499thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,740thHighest Drug Use: 15,465thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 16,606thMost Pro-Market: 16,852ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,888thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18,149thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 18,648thBest Weather: 19,106th
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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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