Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st Most Scientifically Advanced: 2nd Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd
The Indomitable Borderlands of
Compulsory Consumerist State
The Paragon of Corporate Power and Style since 2002.
Regional Influence
Apprentice
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Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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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 otherworldly petting zoo, sprawling nuclear power plants, and digital currency. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 29.092 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 The Grendelsian economy, worth an astonishing 26,423 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 908,284 Golden Bonds, with the richest citizens earning 6.8 times as much as the poorest.

The Grendels-made cars tend to catch fire in people's driveways, pristine wilderness has been trashed in the quest for cheaper oil, seafood restaurants assure customers 'If it lives in the sea, it's on our menu', and warfare increasingly resembles a video game. 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 2nd in the world and 1st in Wysteria for Highest Economic Output, with 26,423 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 1stMost Scientifically Advanced: 2ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2ndHighest Economic Output: 2ndMost Secular: 4thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 6thMost Avoided: 6thHighest Average Incomes: 8thLargest Retail Industry: 9thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 10thLargest Gambling Industry: 11thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 11thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11thLargest Insurance Industry: 14thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 14thRudest Citizens: 16thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 18thFattest Citizens: 18thMost Armed: 20thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 21stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 21stLargest Mining Sector: 22ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 31stLargest Information Technology Sector: 32ndLargest Populations: 36thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 39thHighest Poor Incomes: 40thSmartest Citizens: 47thLargest Agricultural Sector: 69thMost Corrupt Governments: 69thHighest Crime Rates: 113thMost Efficient Economies: 180thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 187thMost Cultured: 220thLargest Publishing Industry: 278thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 305thMost Stationary: 417thLargest Governments: 1,502ndTop
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Largest Black Market: 2,375thMost Influential: 3,416thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,347thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,571stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,652ndTop
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Most Developed: 17,111thMost Pro-Market: 17,951st
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Most Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Armed: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 5th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Black Market: 6th in the regionLargest Populations: 6th in the regionMost Stationary: 7th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 7th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7th in the regionTop
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Fattest Citizens: 8th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 8th in the regionMost Cultured: 10th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 12th in the regionLargest Governments: 13th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Grendels, warfare increasingly resembles a video game.
  • : Following new legislation in The Grendels, seafood restaurants assure customers 'If it lives in the sea, it's on our menu'.
  • : Following new legislation in The Grendels, pristine wilderness has been trashed in the quest for cheaper oil.
  • : Following new legislation in The Grendels, The Grendels-made cars tend to catch fire in people's driveways.
  • : Following new legislation in The Grendels, charity no longer begins at home.
  • : Following new legislation in The Grendels, cyber-crime and tin-foil hat sales are both increasing at record rates.
  • : Following new legislation in The Grendels, billions of Golden Bonds are being blown on orbital weapons development.
  • : Following new legislation in The Grendels, women wear burqas to avoid unwanted male attention.
  • : Following new legislation in The Grendels, several citizens have complained about scientists abducting their pets for experimentation.
  • : The Grendels lodged a message on the Wysteria Regional Message Board.

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