Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st Highest Economic Output: 4th Most Scientifically Advanced: 4th
The Indomitable Borderlands of
Compulsory Consumerist State
The Paragon of Corporate Power and Style since 2002.
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The Indomitable Borderlands of The Grendels is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Warleader Yarooo with an iron fist, and renowned for its sprawling nuclear power plants, ubiquitous missile silos, and anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 30.426 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 27,894 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 916,785 Golden Bonds, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 6,092,677 per year while the poor average 52,706, a ratio of 115 to 1.

Prices fluctuate manically for no fathomable reason, the lowest age at which one can marry has been recently lowered to 12, woodcutter axes are cited as the most common cause of death amongst the Dire Bears, and murderers frequently escape punishment by claiming they were protecting their honour. 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 65th in the world and 2nd in Wysteria for Largest Agricultural Sector, scoring 28,968.95 on the Mu-Bah-Daggs Productivity Index.

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 1stHighest Economic Output: 4thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 6thMost Avoided: 6thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9thHighest Average Incomes: 9thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 12thMost Secular: 12thLargest Gambling Industry: 13thLargest Retail Industry: 14thMost Armed: 14thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 15thFattest Citizens: 16thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 17thLargest Insurance Industry: 18thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 19thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 20thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 20thRudest Citizens: 28thLargest Mining Sector: 29thLargest Populations: 33rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 47thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 52ndSmartest Citizens: 53rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 65thLargest Information Technology Sector: 66thMost Corrupt Governments: 73rdHighest Crime Rates: 76thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 163rdMost Efficient Economies: 173rdMost Cultured: 261stLargest Publishing Industry: 276thTop
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Largest Governments: 2,255thLargest Black Market: 2,603rdMost Influential: 3,743rdGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 5,190thMost Pro-Market: 6,732ndMost Subsidized Industry: 6,937thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,203rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,528th
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Most Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Armed: 3rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionFattest Citizens: 5th in the regionRudest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Populations: 5th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 5th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionTop
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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 7th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Black Market: 7th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Cultured: 11th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 11th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 12th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : The Grendels lodged a message on the Wysteria Regional Message Board.
  • : The Grendels lodged a message on the Wysteria Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in The Grendels, murderers frequently escape punishment by claiming they were protecting their honour.
  • : Following new legislation in The Grendels, woodcutter axes are cited as the most common cause of death amongst the Dire Bears.
  • : Following new legislation in The Grendels, the lowest age at which one can marry has been recently lowered to 12.
  • : The Grendels was reclassified from "Corporate Police State" to "Compulsory Consumerist State".
  • : Following new legislation in The Grendels, prices fluctuate manically for no fathomable reason.
  • : Following new legislation in The Grendels, formerly fertile fields are being leached dry of nutrients by intensive farming.
  • : Following new legislation in The Grendels, Pinkerton agents are called in to forcibly break up white collar strikes.
  • : Following new legislation in The Grendels, Warleader Yarooo has more friends than ever before.

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